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Hello all,

I'm working on a new custom case that has a nonconventional layout as seen in my ****ty hand drawing above. The CPU cooler fan and GPU fans are parallel with the front panel, so if it is vented they could be intakes.

So, I can either have the CPU cooler fan and the GPU cooler fans act as intakes through a vented front panel with a few case fans as exhausts, or have a solid panel and more case fans for both intakes and exhausts.

Any suggestions are welcome!

worklog here: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=293240
in case my drawing and description isn't enough...
post #2 of 4
Hi there tongue.gif,

Well it's hard to know what are you trying to do here without some pictures, IMHO I suggest you to post a few pictures of your work log here so we can get in touch with your project faster rolleyes.gif

Now, I saw the pictures over there, and i would like to say some advices redface.gif

You can use a vented front panel, and create an independent intake for the CPU cooler fan and GPU fan,

Pros: Each component have really free air intake / More air.

Cons:
  • you will still need some kind of airflow inside your case, an intake and an exhaust, to move the heat generated from the other components such as RAM, Mobo, HDD...
  • If you dont have somekind of dust filtering you will gain much more dust.


You can use a solid front panel, and create an internal positive airflow to push air inside.

Pros:
  • All components are going to be cooled by the same intake, but with more pressure.
  • Possibly the noise from the fans are going to be reduce because there are selected intakes.

Cons: More air restriction but can be fixed with good air presure.

In the end it's your final decision tongue.gif, but i hope those things help rolleyes.gif Cheers
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AMD 9590 Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Firepro W8000 16Gb Mushkin Red Line @2400Mhz  
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Genesis
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 9590 Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD Firepro W8000 16Gb Mushkin Red Line @2400Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk Extreme 240Gb SSD WD RED 1Tb x2  Custom Liquid Cooling Loop Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorPowerCase
Dual Asus VN247H 24" CoolMax 1600w 80+ Fractal Design Define R4 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon Quadcore X5350 Intel Xeon Quadcore X5350 TYAN S5376 Tempest i5100w AMD FirePro V7750 
RAMHard DriveCoolingPower
12Gb 2*6 REG/ECC DDR-2 667Mhz Cl5 Hitachi 256Gb Sata II Dual Custom Loop Cooler Master w1000 
Case
RocketFish Aluminum Full Tower 
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I see, I suppose it’s a balance act, thanks for the advice!
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It is usually easier to draw 2 dimensional bottom, top, back, side and front views. like a box folded open.


For me, optimum airflow is front to back .. to flow cool air to component intakes and flow their heated exhaust out without it mixing and heating the cool air.
Edited by doyll - 11/7/15 at 7:19am
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