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http://www.hardwareluxx.de/media/jphoto/artikel-galerien/fractal-design-define-s-im-test/fractal-design-define-s-7-667x700.jpg

Mabye think about flexing the rear plate? because there is no grill frown.gif

decided to give the nf a-14 3000 pwm a try now, lets see

What do you mean by flexing? will it pop out? I was thinking of drilling holes into it to make a grill or some such
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Originally Posted by BigHotAndLoud View Post

What do you mean by flexing? will it pop out? I was thinking of drilling holes into it to make a grill or some such

No I thought about cutting it out completely with some kind of hacksaw thumb.gif
I guess it will be worth it?
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I will do exactly the same thumb.gif

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It's sad that they closed the back completly mad.gif
I will try to remove it along the line, I guess it will be better than just holes as a grill confused.gif

Or do you think I could leave it as it is?

I am a bit afraid if I got 3 A14 3000 PWMs in the front / 1 bottom as power static pressure intakes that the air can't get out fast enough at the back??
Edited by tehelelol - 10/26/15 at 4:50am
post #15 of 109
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Originally Posted by tehelelol View Post

I will do exactly the same thumb.gif

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It's sad that they closed the back completly mad.gif
I will try to remove it along the line, I guess it will be better than just holes as a grill confused.gif

Or do you think I could leave it as it is?

I am a bit afraid if I got 3 A14 3000 PWMs in the front / 1 bottom as power static pressure intakes that the air can't get out fast enough at the back??
Try just using front and bottom intakes with all PCIe slot covers removed and back vent in top open. This will most likely give you plenty of airflow.

3000rpm 140mm fans are very very loud. 2000rpm 140mm fans are also very loud. 1000rpm 140mm are loudest I want to listen to.

Second part of this shows how much grills effect airflow
www.overclock.net/t/1491876/ways-to-better-cooling-airflow-cooler-fan-data/0_20#post_22657923
post #16 of 109
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Try just using front and bottom intakes with all PCIe slot covers removed and back vent in top open. This will most likely give you plenty of airflow.

3000rpm 140mm fans are very very loud. 2000rpm 140mm fans are also very loud. 1000rpm 140mm are loudest I want to listen to.

Second part of this shows how much grills effect airflow
www.overclock.net/t/1491876/ways-to-better-cooling-airflow-cooler-fan-data/0_20#post_22657923

They are very loud if ever spin at 3000 RPM but they all will be PWM controlled and if they spin at for example 1000 RPM they won't be louder as other fans (for example A14 normal edition or similiar)?


http://thermalbench.com/2015/08/21/noctua-nf-a14-ippc-3000-pwm-140mm-fan/

"It does redeem itself by going as low as 340 RPM at 25% but from a specs point of view it has gone beyond the advertised range for minimum RPM."
post #17 of 109
That same review show them louder than EK Varder moving same amount of air.

It's been awhile so I'm expecting some new fan reviews to be showing up on Thermal Bench soon. wink.gif
post #18 of 109
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Don't get me started on GPU coolers. They are worse than pancake CPU coolers at dumping their heated exhaust air everywhere inside of case.

You know the impact of this is negligible in any case with decent air flow right? The actual heat up is only around 3c to 5C in the worse case scenarios.
post #19 of 109
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That same review show them louder than EK Varder moving same amount of air.

It's been awhile so I'm expecting some new fan reviews to be showing up on Thermal Bench soon. wink.gif

I would love to wait for the announced EK Varder but my new system will be arrive this week and so I need be prepared thumb.gif

I guess I should be fine with the A14 3000 PWM controlled in both sound and cooling? biggrin.gif
I am fine if I can hear my computer to some extend.. of course I don't want an airplane in any way but after all the reviews I read the Noctuas should serve me.

I ordered 5x AF14 3000 PWM, I guess the one planned for rear exhaust is overkill? biggrin.gif Anyway I will now stick to the setup

  • 3 front intake
  • 1 bottom intake
  • 1 rear exhaust

  • remove bottom grills
  • remove back grills
  • remove PCIe covers
post #20 of 109
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Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

You know the impact of this is negligible in any case with decent air flow right? The actual heat up is only around 3c to 5C in the worse case scenarios.
3-5c is best case scenario. Worst case is 15-20c.
ciarlatano ran some tests in his system and even as well setup as it was the CPU intake air temp was 6.8-8.8c warmer than room when running CPU cooler tests .. and most of the CPU coolers were CLC exhausting out of case! devil.gif


Depending on case and fan configuration t can be a nightmare of epic proportions. With modern 350w TDP GPUs .. and even worse if going SLI. With two of these beasts it is even harder to supply them (and CPU cooler) with uncontaminated cool air.

It can require dividing the case between CPU and GPU. With SLI it can require more spacing between GPU and/or ducting cool air to top GPU

But with a well designed case and good fans it's not too much of a problem. tongue.gif
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