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post #2671 of 3774
LocutusH what fan setup do you have in your air 240?
You seem to be wise about these kinds of things. Looked at your build but could just see the air cooler and reference card.
Can you take more pictures or something, thanks! smile.gif
Preordered the GIGABYTE GTX 1080 G1 by the way. What would be the best fan setup for that card? ( i have enough fans lying around dont worry).
So plan is:
Noctua NH-D9L (current air cooler, love it)
GIGABYTE GTX 1080 G1 (preordered)
What fan setup should i use? Much appreciated. Thanks!
post #2672 of 3774
This is my setup
Front intake (2x120mm GT's), rear exhaust, plain simple airflow. With a twist at the M.2 SSD at the left side, to create some flow there too. (doesnt bring much)


Bottom chamber:

What cant be seen here is an intake 120mm, in front of the psu. And the exhaust fan behind the ssd/hdd is also a noctua meanwhile. Their temps never go above 32°C.

All fans running between 800-1200 controlled from the max8gene.
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post #2673 of 3774
Thats a lot of fans!
Would two front intake fans and a bottom exhaust fan(under gpu) be okay?
post #2674 of 3774
Since I have now currently given up on watercooling and binned the idea of a sea hawk I am also buying GIGABYTE GTX 1080 G1,

What orientation is your case? I have 2 front intake fans and will have 1-2 exhaust on the top depending if i cut a hole in the window for the CPU. The gigabyte will draw heat upwards when under load so if you can fit fans on the bottom your probably better off putting more intakes letting cool air rush up over the card and out the top of the case.

I think a good rule of thumb is more intake than exhaust to keep a positive pressure in the case, it should help keep dust out

If you have it on the window top orientation then I haven't really thought about that sorry
post #2675 of 3774
New here so hi. Just built my first computer with the corsair air 240. Haven't bought a graphics card yet as I'm waiting on getting a 1080. What 1080 would work best in this case? I have a itx mobo and a h100igtx cooler installed. Is it possible to go with a msi seahawk or would a fan style gpu work just as well if not better or should it be blower?
post #2676 of 3774
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Originally Posted by LocutusH View Post

I still dont see any good airflow scenario. All i see on these pictures is pure chaos.

1. Picture: That config just pulls air out randomly, and as intake, we can call any opening thats left. How could this be optimal? No way. Air loops, dust being sucked in, etc...
2. Picture: Some air in on the front, some air out on the top, but all other places left blank to pull or push air out... Again, no toughts wasted for airflow at all. And we dont see how the rad is fitted in the second compartment. Either way, as intake, or exhaust, it doesnt matter, it cant be optimal, as described previously. That "it fits" is not a final conclusion, there are other factors too.
3. Picture: Again, rad in the secont chamber, cant be good for anything. The rad in front of the gpus is also cramped, no airflow at all. The only intake air the case gets, is heated by the cpu rad, and that is pulled out in a loop 4cm's from the intake... No cold air intake at all.

Witch such chaotic setups, your only option is to leave the Air 240 on top of your desk, with all sides exposed to open air, and halfway protected from dust it could suck in.
But again, i see what you are trying to say. It can _fit_ a lot of things. But there are still only a few good cooling setups, where every cooler can perform optimally, and both chambers get good airflow too.

I'm getting better temps. You're getting better airflow.

What's the end goal? Better airflow or better temps.

One must remember the purpose of better airflow is to get better temps. Simple as that.

With liquid cooling, airflow is not as important except to the rads.

The 2nd chamber fits a rad. I don't have the pics but the 2nd chamber is pretty huge to house all the cables plus radiator. Corsair designed this case for it.

Btw, Euro is coming. What's the objective for each team? To win the tournament or to play the most beautiful football? I think u get the drift.
Edited by trento - 6/8/16 at 8:25pm
post #2677 of 3774
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Thanks for the info trento. Be careful with negative pressure though if you have too much exhaust.

Soprohero I also noticed a change while stalking on evga website biggrin.gif however I read once on this thread that somebody had a 121mm card (height of course), and with cables it was about 136mm, resulting in a slight push on the side panel.
FTW being 129 might be already better, but it may push the height clearance needed to around 144mm, that being way to wide frown.gif

Eventually if the evga power link adaptor is around 5-7mm wide, it could fit, but still it might push the panel a bit...



EDIT:
I compared: This picture (Click to show)

and measured real length pin size, that is 0,8cm. Showing 0,7cm on the picture, that means the height of the EVGA power link is 1,03mm if my calculation is right. This push the total height of the FTW to 129+10=139

139 might still push strongly against the panel, unless somebody can show a setup with this height, I wouldn't risk it frown.gif

The 3rd exhaust near the rear is not need. It was done for aesthetics.

The GPU exhaust can be mounted at the top. And the CPU AIO rad placed as front intake. I can also add another intake fan at the front.

This makes just 3 fans, 2 intakes, one exhaust.

Do note the AIO route is not the nicest looking. It's basically a liquid cooling route without the 'custom'. But of course u get what u pay for. A custom loop would cost at least 3 times the price and not forgetting 3 times the effort.

As far as temps are concerned, it's not a bad deal at all. I don't think I need to stress the lower temps any further as all the data from AIO coolers CPU and GPU are out there. And more so the GPU noise from a hybrid is definitely much much lower under load.
post #2678 of 3774
Can anybody confirm the space between the top of the pcie bracket and the window?

I started to measure cards on this basis, much more reliable.



It seems that room is around 2,5cm.

Room needed for the following cards:
- SC: 0,80cm higher than the bracket (+ room for cables) (approx like the picture above)
- FTW: 1,75cm higher than the bracket (+ room for cables)
- Classified: 3,25cm higher than the bracket (+ room for cables)
Edited by A5T4R07H - 6/9/16 at 2:13am
post #2679 of 3774
So my build is officially dead. Worked fine last night running GTA V then this morning nothing on the monitor.
Tried different monitor cables, onboard graphics, using VGA instead of DVI, tried using alternative monitor...nothing.
I'm pretty certain it's not the monitor or the GPU as the problem occurs without them hooked up. Swapped about the RAM too in case I had a faulty stick but still nothing
Even tried to reset the cmos to see if that would help, nothing.
So it's either the PSU, motherboard or some other problem. I'm really annoyed as it was running perfectly for a year with no signs of problems. Even worse I can't afford either replacement part for at least a couple of months.
Edited by Lordsteve666 - 6/9/16 at 4:58am
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So my build is officially dead. Worked fine last night running GTA V then this morning nothing on the monitor.
Tried different monitor cables, onboard graphics, using VGA instead of DVI, tried using alternative monitor...nothing.
I'm pretty certain it's not the monitor or the GPU as the problem occurs without them hooked up. Swapped about the RAM too in case I had a faulty stick but still nothing
Even tried to reset the cmos to see if that would help, nothing.
So it's either the PSU, motherboard or some other problem. I'm really annoyed as it was running perfectly for a year with no signs of problems. Even worse I can't afford either replacement part for at least a couple of months.
Sorry to hear, do you get any orange or red led's on the motherboard? I know some have red led's which light up in relevant parts of the mobo if there has been a failure.
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