Originally Posted by doyll
Does removing the front improve temps? Just curious, because if it does it's an indication the front fans are not doing a good job.
Did you try using stock PH-F200SP? The Fractal fan is weak a best, not sure of
Thanks! Here is some testing. I ran them all with the air conditioning on, so it's probably around 22-23c in the house I ran the 3dmark firestrike demo once per test, then just took screen's of the temps.
You can see from the tests the panel is very restrictive. Things I noticed, with the big fan and the panel installed, the phanteks heatsink fans had to spin up quite a bit. All of the other tests did not. Without the panel, the 2 140's were VERY loud, it blocks out a lot of sound. I think I'm going to try to mod it to stick out a little further so more air can get in to the fans. The big phanteks fan is very quiet, it is almost inaudible.
Here is the PH-F200SP with the front panel:
Here it is without:
Now here is the two 140's with the front panel: