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well I definitely wanna make sure my config is positive pressure or neutral. I disconnected one of the top fans which was making a terrible noise. Would've preferred to have 200mm fans, would've left me with more choice. Not sure how much Bitfenix spectre pro will be better than my CM stock 230mm fan.
And for the exhaust fans, that would be top and rear, rest is intake.
I'm still not sure about the HDD cage fans and bottom one, isn't the airflow from the bottom interfering with the cage fans? Maybe I should remove the lower HDD fan and upgrade the upper one to a static pressure NF-F12 or P12 so that it blows on the gpu.

if you look at the pic i linked from ehume, you will notice his configuration is similar to what you are trying to accomplish. he has a front roof fan that is oriented as intake to directly feed his intake fan on his HSF. so the hot air from the GPU wont interfere with the cooling of the CPU. he has the front intake fan of the case (boosted by the HDD cage fan) feeding the GPU section of the case. you will have an additional floor intake fan which further adds to the airflow to the GPU section of the case. he does not have an exhaust fan because he has already cut all the obstruction(grill) from the 120mm exhaust port of the case and there is plenty of leakage for hot air to get out since his configuration is a positive pressure setup.

cutting the grill helps alot with cooling, but personally i feel it's abit too tedious tongue.gif (i'm lazy) so i would recommend leaving the exhaust fan there just to compensate for the grill.
post #42 of 78
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Yeah I've seen the picture tho I'd never cut a hole in my case lol
I'm wondering if I should get some kind of fan controller...right now it's a cable mess because I had to get a big molex cable to connect the bottom and cage fans. Split y-cable seems like a better solution...unless I think of a fan controller unit.
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Yeah I've seen the picture tho I'd never cut a hole in my case lol
I'm wondering if I should get some kind of fan controller...right now it's a cable mess because I had to get a big molex cable to connect the bottom and cage fans. Split y-cable seems like a better solution...unless I think of a fan controller unit.

what country do you live in ?
I have a stock intel i7 970 cpu cooler that has been sitting in my hardware box since 2010.
you can have it for free if you live in the united states I'll ship it to you.
it's the same cooler that came with the i7 980X but it came with the 970 also.



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thanks for the offer but I'm in France and I've actually decided to get a Noctua NH-D15 later down the road
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thanks for the offer but I'm in France and I've actually decided to get a Noctua NH-D15 later down the road

okay sounds good.
and yes on Noctua, my entire system is all Noctua including the cpu cooler.
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yeah I'm still wondering about the use of a P12 fan for some static pressure or simply S12 on the HDD cage blowing towards the gpu.
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yeah I'm still wondering about the use of a P12 fan for some static pressure or simply S12 on the HDD cage blowing towards the gpu.

I run 2 static pressure Noctuas in the front through the drive cage and into my gpu, seems to work good.
gpu idle temp is 31c cpu is 17c and up depending on which core.
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Might just get the P12 fans then, seem like a more balanced choice around a HDD cage or dust filter
I also just realized that Cooler Master makes 200mm fans, they're a slimmed down version (no bulky plastic) of my 230mm fans. I might just go with a MegaFlow instead of a Spectre Pro. I haven't seen very positive things about the Spectre fans. If only Noctua had some 200mm ones...
post #49 of 78
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thanks for the offer but I'm in France and I've actually decided to get a Noctua NH-D15 later down the road
Why D15 rather than one of the other top coolers? Just curious why you choose it over others with same / similar performance.

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okay sounds good.
and yes on Noctua, my entire system is all Noctua including the cpu cooler. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Glanced at your setup and was going to suggest reversing the cooler fan to draw air out instead push in. Then say your temps. thumb.gif

What are our fan speeds?
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Why D15 rather than one of the other top coolers? Just curious why you choose it over others with same / similar performance.
Glanced at your setup and was going to suggest reversing the cooler fan to draw air out instead push in. Then say your temps. thumb.gif

What are our fan speeds?

the 2 140mm top fans are 1200 rpm
the other 3 case fans are 1350rpm
the cpu cooler fan is 1250 rpm
reported by HW Monitor software.
I run them at their max speed.
I run the cpu cooler fan to flow air down as it keeps my north bridge chip at 52c under load, with a different cooler it would reach 77c which
I did not like even though intel say's 90c is ok.
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