Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Best Fan Setup
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best Fan Setup - Page 2

Poll Results: Which would be the best cooling setup? (Dust not a factor)

 
  • 4% (1)
    Fan Setup 1
  • 0% (0)
    Fan Setup 2
  • 19% (4)
    Fan Setup 3
  • 28% (6)
    Fan Setup 4
  • 47% (10)
    Fan Setup 5
21 Total Votes  
post #11 of 30
I have something similar to #4, except that I have 3 front intakes (one 120mm fan inside the 5.25" bay). All my PCI covers are vented. All fans are CM Jetflos hooked up to a Swiftech PWM hub. Most, if not all of the hot air pumped out my the CPU cooler is blown out by the top rear fan, making the rear exhaust pretty much useless. Already tried top intakes and a side exhaust. Did not notice much difference really in regards to temps, except that with all top intakes all the hot air from the CPU cooler is blown out from the rear fan (obviously), and with a side exhaust very little air comes out of the vented PCI covers.
Magicbox
(18 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX HD7850 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
AC Twin Turbo II Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Cooler Master HAF 912 Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Gamdias NYX Speed Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
Magicbox
(18 items)
 
crapbox
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 8320 Sabertooth 990FX HD7850 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
AC Twin Turbo II Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W Cooler Master HAF 912 Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudio
Gamdias NYX Speed Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
100GB ATA133 DVD/CDRW Kubuntu 32 bit 14.1" (1280x768) 
Power
6 cell 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 30
I voted for #5, which is how my system is arranged. I tried #2 and #4 but I found #5 to be the best at keeping cpu temps low.
post #13 of 30
Id do 2 for the frount intakes, psu on the bottom, 1 at the top rear, and 2 in the top, heated air expands so 2 in 3 out, I think that if you imagine the air is water, anything that counter acts that flow will effect the flows effectiveness so a side fan may help your gpus it will not help motherboard level components. Id keep the PSU on the bootom, and if u can face the PSU exhaust outwards. But that's just me.
MARS
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD K15 CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z Asus GeForce GTX 760 Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  samasung pro SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital 6TB RED NAS (WD60EFRX) 1GB blue WD ASUS BW-16D1HT Windows 7 x64 UEFI 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
asus 24" asus 24" Parthica Cooler Master 935, Cooler Master 915r, Cooler M... 
MouseMouse Pad
reddragon lite tescos value :) 
  hide details  
Reply
MARS
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD K15 CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z Asus GeForce GTX 760 Kingston  
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  samasung pro SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital 6TB RED NAS (WD60EFRX) 1GB blue WD ASUS BW-16D1HT Windows 7 x64 UEFI 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
asus 24" asus 24" Parthica Cooler Master 935, Cooler Master 915r, Cooler M... 
MouseMouse Pad
reddragon lite tescos value :) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 30
The expansion is not an issue, but 2x in and 3x out will definitely be trying to more more air out than in. I say trying because the case will only flow the lessor of the intake and exhaust vent / fan airflow. What goes in must come out / what goes out must come in. Exhaust vents have much less restriction than intake vents .. meaning more airflow potential.
post #15 of 30
I have run something similar to #4, I have a Lian Li 7HX, airflow is pretty awesome with this, 2 big filtered in the front, push-pull on a small rad exhausting out the back w/ PSU and an exhaust out the top. Was able to get 5.0 w/ 4 cores on a cheap MOBO and AIO. The top exhaust is right over the RAM and the main power caps, adding that to the mix got rid of the BSODs. I don't see many of you guys taking into account the material of the case itself. Having the surface area of a full Aluminum case made a difference in transient temps when the load would cycle. I have all the fans and pump controlled by the MOBO.
post #16 of 30
Here's one I'm in the process of setting up.

Calimo Min
(22 items)
 
Calimo Mid
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Amd A10-5800K Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD WD Caviar 1002FAEX-1Tb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3TB WD WD30EURS AV-GP, SATA III, IntelliPower Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Optiarc AD-7280S DVD-RW Scythe: Mugen 3 2 off Scythe AP15 Gentle Typhoon Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 off Zaward 140mm ZG2-140B Golf PWM Top Fan MS Windows 7 Ultimate w/SP1- 64 Bit Edition Samsung 2333SW Saitek Cyborg C5 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX650 Watt Casecom 5288 Type KM  Gigabyte GM-M6800 Trust SP6210 5.1 w/modded speakers 
OtherOther
Leadtek Winfast DTV1000S DVB-T Tuner card HD600X-LV Optoma projector 
  hide details  
Reply
Calimo Min
(22 items)
 
Calimo Mid
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Amd A10-5800K Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD WD Caviar 1002FAEX-1Tb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3TB WD WD30EURS AV-GP, SATA III, IntelliPower Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Optiarc AD-7280S DVD-RW Scythe: Mugen 3 2 off Scythe AP15 Gentle Typhoon Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 off Zaward 140mm ZG2-140B Golf PWM Top Fan MS Windows 7 Ultimate w/SP1- 64 Bit Edition Samsung 2333SW Saitek Cyborg C5 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX650 Watt Casecom 5288 Type KM  Gigabyte GM-M6800 Trust SP6210 5.1 w/modded speakers 
OtherOther
Leadtek Winfast DTV1000S DVB-T Tuner card HD600X-LV Optoma projector 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Depauville Kid View Post

One of the disappointing aspects of this case is not bottom fan mount. I think I am going to run the setup I showed in post #6 and see how that goes. Again, I did some research on various sites and all seem to point that negative air pressure cools better,but lets in more dust. I want to try that theory out and see if more exhaust than intake makes a difference. I do notice that with two exhausts, they are not starving for air, there's quite a bit of pressure. With the dust filters on, I did notice the fans would slow down when I attached them. Without the dust filters, the exhaust fans seem to be able to pull air freely.

So, for now I am sticking with a single front intake. I am going to try and cut a 140mm fan in my side Window positioned over the GPU. That will be my second intake. I am really just playing around here. I am experimenting with a problem that doesn't exist. My temps are fine in any configuration. At full tilt, my CPU doesn't go about 42c and my GPU doesn't go about 65c and they both have heavy overclocks on them. I really am just getting bored with this case, so I am tinkering and hacking on it until I replace it. I miss my Fractal cases. I will probably go back to another Define r4/r5, I've built a lot in them. Or, I might try the r2 XL or the arc XL.

As you can see, besides removing the dust filters, I've also hacked off the inner grill. This cut way down on air noise and the fans move freely. There is a magnetic grill that covers the fans and my hack job. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If you can, remove the rest of the case grill that is in front of the fans. This will give you even better airflow and lower noise levels. thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Himo5 View Post

Here's one I'm in the process of setting up.
The top intake is not in a good place. More than likely much of it's flow will be go right out the back exhaust .. taking the place of heated case air the back exhaust would otherwise be flowing out. Probably better to leave it blank or as an exhaust .. maybe even blocked off completely. Experiment with different fan and vent combinations to get the best temps. First link in sig is to case airflow and cooling.
post #18 of 30
The idea is that under normal conditions - when very little CPU cooling is actually required in addition to the Mugen 4 heatsink - the 1300rpm 140Xt will drive the CPU's Pwm signal at about 500rpm with the AP29 extractor running about 600rpm - like the AP11 supplying the slight cooling needs of the drive cage.

When the secondary system is turned on then the 140XT still controls the PWM signal to the AP29 and the Sanyo, but the Sanyo current is then regulated by hand - like the AVC 90mm - through the secondary contoller.

At that stage the top fan will have very little physical effect on the proceedings, except that the higher CPU temperatures will force it to output a higher PWM signal to the AP29 and the Sanyo - which can then be regulated down if it gets too high.

At the same time the regulated 12volt signal from the secondary controller will also affect the speed of the 50mm extractors being driven through the AVC fan.

I suppose I should have added that I'm using two of my PWM hubs to distribute the two PWM signals.
Edited by Himo5 - 3/29/15 at 8:23am
Calimo Min
(22 items)
 
Calimo Mid
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Amd A10-5800K Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD WD Caviar 1002FAEX-1Tb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3TB WD WD30EURS AV-GP, SATA III, IntelliPower Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Optiarc AD-7280S DVD-RW Scythe: Mugen 3 2 off Scythe AP15 Gentle Typhoon Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 off Zaward 140mm ZG2-140B Golf PWM Top Fan MS Windows 7 Ultimate w/SP1- 64 Bit Edition Samsung 2333SW Saitek Cyborg C5 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX650 Watt Casecom 5288 Type KM  Gigabyte GM-M6800 Trust SP6210 5.1 w/modded speakers 
OtherOther
Leadtek Winfast DTV1000S DVB-T Tuner card HD600X-LV Optoma projector 
  hide details  
Reply
Calimo Min
(22 items)
 
Calimo Mid
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Amd A10-5800K Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 G.Skill F3-2666C11D-8GTXD WD Caviar 1002FAEX-1Tb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3TB WD WD30EURS AV-GP, SATA III, IntelliPower Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate ST400DM000 4TB Barracuda SATA-III - 590... Optiarc AD-7280S DVD-RW Scythe: Mugen 3 2 off Scythe AP15 Gentle Typhoon Fan 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1 off Zaward 140mm ZG2-140B Golf PWM Top Fan MS Windows 7 Ultimate w/SP1- 64 Bit Edition Samsung 2333SW Saitek Cyborg C5 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX650 Watt Casecom 5288 Type KM  Gigabyte GM-M6800 Trust SP6210 5.1 w/modded speakers 
OtherOther
Leadtek Winfast DTV1000S DVB-T Tuner card HD600X-LV Optoma projector 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Himo5 View Post

Here's one I'm in the process of setting up.


In my experience a top intake is never good. The hot air rising will just get pushed back down into the system, and with the way the other fans are setup it could just create a vortex in the middle of the system and the hot air will have difficulty getting expelled. Although every case and fan is a little different, the basics are bottom front intake to top rear exhaust.

Now with that said I had an interesting situation recently on my current build, has 3x120mm intake in front and 3x120mm exhaust in rear and top, and the case has tons of openings everywhere. Because the fans are not all the same model I ended up having negative pressure and was literally getting a layer of dust on the components within 48 hours, (kids, pets, carpet, common walk way, dust everywhere!), I switched the rear to an intake to change it to positive pressure, it increased my overall system temp by 1C but viola!, no more dust in the case. Just goes to show that even with basic air flow rules, every case and fan is different.

EDIT: Forgot to add that yes usually negative pressure is overall better for cooling but you have the whole dust thing to worry about. Like my situation above, with only 1C difference in temp, the positive pressure outweighed it.
Edited by Radnad - 3/29/15 at 8:45am
 
Spare Parts
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan Bitfenix Spectre PWM 140mm Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Spare Parts
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 750 Lynnfield Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ASUS Strix GTX 960 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin... 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingPower
Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake ASRock A170A-X1/3.1 Gigabye G1 Gaming GTX 970 Windforce CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DD... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bykski CPU-XPR-A High Performance Acrylic Nicke... EKWB Acrylic Nickel GPU Block Monsoon MMRS Reservoir Bykski BY-PUMP-XPH-PA Water Cooling Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance 240 30 FPI Radiator Magicool 280 14 FPI Radiator Bitfenix Spectre PWM 120mm Fan Bitfenix Spectre PWM 140mm Fan 
OSPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro Corsair RM Series 850 Thermaltake Suppressor F31 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Depauville Kid View Post

One of the disappointing aspects of this case is not bottom fan mount. I think I am going to run the setup I showed in post #6 and see how that goes. Again, I did some research on various sites and all seem to point that negative air pressure cools better,but lets in more dust. I want to try that theory out and see if more exhaust than intake makes a difference. I do notice that with two exhausts, they are not starving for air, there's quite a bit of pressure. With the dust filters on, I did notice the fans would slow down when I attached them. Without the dust filters, the exhaust fans seem to be able to pull air freely.

So, for now I am sticking with a single front intake. I am going to try and cut a 140mm fan in my side Window positioned over the GPU. That will be my second intake. I am really just playing around here. I am experimenting with a problem that doesn't exist. My temps are fine in any configuration. At full tilt, my CPU doesn't go about 42c and my GPU doesn't go about 65c and they both have heavy overclocks on them. I really am just getting bored with this case, so I am tinkering and hacking on it until I replace it. I miss my Fractal cases. I will probably go back to another Define r4/r5, I've built a lot in them. Or, I might try the r2 XL or the arc XL.

As you can see, besides removing the dust filters, I've also hacked off the inner grill. This cut way down on air noise and the fans move freely. There is a magnetic grill that covers the fans and my hack job. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If you can, remove the rest of the case grill that is in front of the fans. This will give you even better airflow and lower noise levels. thumb.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Himo5 View Post

Here's one I'm in the process of setting up.
The top intake is not in a good place. More than likely much of it's flow will be go right out the back exhaust .. taking the place of heated case air the back exhaust would otherwise be flowing out. Probably better to leave it blank or as an exhaust .. maybe even blocked off completely. Experiment with different fan and vent combinations to get the best temps. First link in sig is to case airflow and cooling.

I'd have to agree w/ this one, pushing air in may just make for a hot air feed for the PSU and as hot as that gets, you will want to keep every 1C you can to that. But your bottom intake is a great idea.

If you guys can find a 3D solid model of a case setup, I can see if I can run a basic flow sim in Solidworks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › Best Fan Setup