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Hi, I plan on cooling my i7 4770k with an NH-D14, inside a Fractal Design Define R4. I plan on adding a third fan on said NH-D14, as well as rotating the whole unit so that the hot air is exhausted out of the top. Is this practical? Will there be any issues with the Define R4 and the fans having enough room? I will not be adding any graphics card to this system so below will not be an issue, I also have Low Profile RAM ready to be in the system as well.

Here is the configuration I came up with: (Red = Fans & Air Flow & Blue = No Fans and/or Sound Proofing & White = CPU Fan Orientation)
http://i.imgur.com/K0e9KhF.jpg

Another configuration I came up with, which one do you prefer?
http://i.imgur.com/JZRnYcK.png

Sorry about the imgur links :\
Edited by PaulTevyaw - 4/3/14 at 2:25pm
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The first one.. you have more exhaust than intake... and would probably end up with negative pressure in the case.

#2 - is more traditional, and would probably create a positive pressure in the case.

Why not run #2 with two fans exhausting at top also? that would create much better airflow for all of your components.

A lot depends on what fans you run, and how fast you run them. There are propronents of both negative and positive pressure, and some cases work better with one or the other. Don't know your case, personally.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1219634/positive-air-pressure-what-you-need-to-know-to-keep-your-pc-clean-and-happy/0_20
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http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/238184-31-case-airflow-positive-negative-pressure

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-air-pressure-heatsink,3058-5.html
Edited by cgipson1 - 4/3/14 at 4:44pm
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INtel 4770k ASUS maximus extreme VI  EVGA GTX 780Ti SC  EVGA GTX 780Ti SC 
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EVGA GTX 780Ti SC Kingston HyperX Beast 32 GB Kit (4x8 GB) 2400MH... Western Digital 2tb Enterprise Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB 
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Pawtec External USB 3.0 Aluminum 8X DVD-RW Writ... Primochill ghost fitings Monsoon reservoir Swifttech MCP50x/2  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Primochill rigid acrylic tubing EK supremacy CPU block - Nickel EK 780Ti waterblocks x3 - Nickel Lamptron FC9 fan Controller 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
9x Primochill Acrylic Radiator Grills Alphacool ST30 280 radiator Alphacool ST30 280 radiator Alphacool 420 80mm 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Dell UW3014 Merc stealth steel series keyboard EVGA NEX1500 PSU 
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