Originally Posted by EAl3x
My room temperature is 26 C. I will replace the front fan with two PH-F140SPs and maybe grab some custom sleeved cables.
26c is on the warm side .. by 3-4c.
2x 140mm intakes will make a significant difference, probably quite a big difference.
But the best way is to know what the airflow temps are into coolers so we can compare them to room ambient. Please look at 2nd post in this thread and 'grab' a low cost digital indoor/outdoor wire sensor thermometer and set it up like in 2nd post. Thermometer is cheaper than a single custom sleeved cable and while it doesn't look as nice is way more functional because then we will know just how warm your cooler intake air actually is
Originally Posted by Loladinas
The idea was to boost the pressure a bit, as its pitifully low on any fan running at 300RPM.
It's 28x28x18, not including the thickness of outer panels, and the cable routing shouldn't be an issue. There should only be two cables from PSU to motherboard, as I was thinking of only using a single m2 drive in the system and a GPU powered from the slot only.
There should be 8mm (6mm standoff + 2mm thick crossbars/mounting tray) of clearance behind the motherboard, just to make sure that nothing touches the side panel and that's it. 2 + 6 + 1.6 + 7 + 160 = 176,6. Should fit and leave me a couple millimeters wiggle room.
Can't move the PSU up - there's no room up top. Fans span the entire case length. PSU is likely going to spend most of it's time with its fan off, so I thought I could do the whole 'two birds one stone' thing with the fans up top.
The NH-D14 is only used for scaling reasons(same as GPU, just making sure there's enough room for a double slot card) as there was already a model of it made. I plan to put something a bit more suited for passive use - say Le Grand Macho (supposedly only 159mm tall as well).
It still needs a bit of work to make it clearer what I'm thinking of doing
It's a good starting rendition.
Having fans away from vent openings generally means lower sound levels, so I would probably use fan on cooler instead of cae exhaust. Bottom intakes are 'baffled' but whatever case sets on, so as long as it's not a reflective surface it lowers fan sound level. Just brain-storming here, but it is possible to use only a fan on cooler with no intake or exhaust, especially if CPU side of case is it's own airflow duct. This would probably lower audible sound even if fan was spinning a little faster.
Similar principle could be applied to GPU side of case with fan mounted about half way between bottom and GPU.
I'm assuming you will have filters on the intakes, so having some room between them and bottom grill will likely lower sound levels as well.
Keep in mind while the Le Grand Macho is 159mm tall, it is 150mm wide so 70mm center of CPU toward PCIe socket and 80mm toward side of case.
Obviously the case has to be bigger than 280 or fans will not fit side by side. I've done lots of fabrication in R&D work. Always leave 5-10mm clearance if possible. 140mm fans are often 141-142mm
Like I said, this is brainstorming ideas, not that all are the only or best way of doing it.