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I think blower type coolers generally tend to be louder in general since they're generally just using reference parts. I would 100 percent use a blower type cooler in a case where ventilation is an extreme issue like it is with most Jonsbo ITX cases, etc. When I was using that Raijintek Metis case with a non-blower type GPU, my case would get almost too hot to touch.

On my SG05, I currently have a 140mm fan that uses 120mm holes as front intake, and the radius of the airflow hits directly into where my graphics card is positioned and is vented mostly through the top panel thanks to how the GPU is positioned.

If you were using a blower-type cooler and were operating with a similar setup (which you pretty much would be), you'll be getting fresh/clean air directly where the GPU fan is positioned in a blower-type cooler.

I'd say it's a toss-up, but if you wanted to treat more on caution, I'd just roll with a blower type cooler.

If you're using a non blower type cooler, let's say something with like two 90mm fans or something, they'll probably run quieter (depending on the brand, fans, etfc) but will also probably run just a tad bit hotter. I'm using a direectCU mini which just has a single fan dumping heat into my case, and it's still been relatively a non-issue since these cases are so ventilated, and my 140mm fan is dumping fresh air on top of my GPU, and I'm currently in California where the weather is still hitting the mid and upper 90s.

Cheers.
Edited by jivenjune - 10/26/15 at 8:54am
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unless your going to pay silly money for a mini m/board, you will be getting a couple of fan headers only. So beware thumb.gif
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unless your going to pay silly money for a mini m/board, you will be getting a couple of fan headers only. So beware thumb.gif

True.

The SGO5 and SG13 only have room for one fan in the front (SG05 uses a 120mm, and I think the SG13 has room for a 140mm). Most ITX boards only have two-three headers tops. Mine has two. One for the CPU cooler, and one for a fan. You could always use a fan splitter, but two fans is actually all the SG05 and SG13 cases are capable without modifications.
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Originally Posted by jivenjune View Post

I think blower type coolers generally tend to be louder in general since they're generally just using reference parts. I would 100 percent use a blower type cooler in a case where ventilation is an extreme issue like it is with most Jonsbo ITX cases, etc. When I was using that Raijintek Metis case with a non-blower type GPU, my case would get almost too hot to touch.

On my SG05, I currently have a 140mm fan that uses 120mm holes as front intake, and the radius of the airflow hits directly into where my graphics card is positioned and is vented mostly through the top panel thanks to how the GPU is positioned.

If you were using a blower-type cooler and were operating with a similar setup (which you pretty much would be), you'll be getting fresh/clean air directly where the GPU fan is positioned in a blower-type cooler.

I'd say it's a toss-up, but if you wanted to treat more on caution, I'd just roll with a blower type cooler.

If you're using a non blower type cooler, let's say something with like two 90mm fans or something, they'll probably run quieter (depending on the brand, fans, etfc) but will also probably run just a tad bit hotter. I'm using a direectCU mini which just has a single fan dumping heat into my case, and it's still been relatively a non-issue since these cases are so ventilated, and my 140mm fan is dumping fresh air on top of my GPU, and I'm currently in California where the weather is still hitting the mid and upper 90s.

Cheers.

I figured it would be a toss up, as you mentioned. I decided to just opt for a blower card even if the card gets a bit hotter and louder. Specifically, this one:

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00NI45AUU/?tag=pcp0f-20
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unless your going to pay silly money for a mini m/board, you will be getting a couple of fan headers only. So beware thumb.gif

My board has 3 fan headers but as mentioned, you can only fit one fan in this case. In total, I am only going to use 2 of the fan headers. One for the front intake and one for the CPU fan. thumb.gif
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What about mounting the PSU upside down and putting a stronger fan inside it? thinking.gif
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What about mounting the PSU upside down and putting a stronger fan inside it? thinking.gif

I do not really want to play with the PSU. With this setup, the intake fan will blow air across to the CPU cooler which will have its fan reversed such that it pulls air from the heatsink. The PSU fan will be directly above the CPU fan to intake the air from the CPU and the air will be exhausted out the back. This is essentially like a 'wind tunnel.' Others have used this setup and it works pretty good.

(Look at FAQ 5)

http://www.thermalright.com/html/products/cpu_cooler/axp-100_muscle.html?panel=2
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I do not really want to play with the PSU. With this setup, the intake fan will blow air across to the CPU cooler which will have its fan reversed such that it pulls air from the heatsink. The PSU fan will be directly above the CPU fan to intake the air from the CPU and the air will be exhausted out the back. This is essentially like a 'wind tunnel.' Others have used this setup and it works pretty good.

(Look at FAQ 5)

http://www.thermalright.com/html/products/cpu_cooler/axp-100_muscle.html?panel=2

I got my 450w modular gold rated Silverstone PSU from Amazon. I think Amazon is only shipping v.2 atm, which is the most updated version with the enhanced ripple suppression. I'm not sure if that's the same PSU you were eyeing, but I can tell you that it's pretty quiet even under load. The only time it was loud was when I was using that Raijintek case and was experimenting with negative and positive pressure. At one point, I think I was using the PSU and back fan as exhaust, and since the GPU was dumping tons of hot air into the case due to lack of ventilation, the PSU fan would ramp up to some really aggressive sound levels. It hasn't ever gotten like that since I switched to the SG05 though since the airflow in the SilverStone cases have a much more clear path than what I found in the Raijintek case.

You can kind get an idea of what I'm talking about from these two photos:





Edit: I've clearly cleaned my desk a lot in-between the two cases.
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