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post #31 of 40
Hi Nokiron!

I wasn't speaking about fan in rear, in terms of adding another fan. Yes, try that as an inlet. What I was referring to the was the front of case. It's not entirely clear from your pics, but the front has fan brackets (Enthoo Primo), or at least that's what I get from the Phantecs' website. If I'm interpreting your pictures right, it looks like at least one fan is there, or is that something else?

You may have res, pump, or other cooling components there. But above it, in the cage surrounding the 5 1/4 bays, it seems there is a lot of empty space, at least from your pics. Couldn't two bays accomodate a fan? Even 92mm would help. Take two of your bay covers off and tape one in temporarily and experiment.

Have a great day!
post #32 of 40
I am by no means an expert on these matters, but no one has asked about dust filters or some such. I reckon it might be worth trying to take them off (if you have any) and see how temps are without them. Filters can significantly hinder airflow.
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Hi Nokiron!

I wasn't speaking about fan in rear, in terms of adding another fan. Yes, try that as an inlet. What I was referring to the was the front of case. It's not entirely clear from your pics, but the front has fan brackets (Enthoo Primo), or at least that's what I get from the Phantecs' website. If I'm interpreting your pictures right, it looks like at least one fan is there, or is that something else?

You may have res, pump, or other cooling components there. But above it, in the cage surrounding the 5 1/4 bays, it seems there is a lot of empty space, at least from your pics. Couldn't two bays accomodate a fan? Even 92mm would help. Take two of your bay covers off and tape one in temporarily and experiment.

Have a great day!
Oh, I see what you mean. Yeah, there are two mounting points for fans at the front. The bottom one of these is not usable, but the top one is. Ill install that aswell while im at it.
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I am by no means an expert on these matters, but no one has asked about dust filters or some such. I reckon it might be worth trying to take them off (if you have any) and see how temps are without them. Filters can significantly hinder airflow.
Ill try that too, but I would rather run with fan filters then without biggrin.gif
post #34 of 40
To remove any doubts about restricted airflow, why not try taking both the top and front bezel panels off so your Primo will be as exposed as it can be?

You can watch how they do it in this video starting at the 7:10 mark (front panel) and 7:50 mark (top panel)

I've taken both panels off many times even with the system fully loaded , so it's completely safe to do. As mentioned in the video only thing to watch out for is the front panel LED connector, which you can disconnect prior to taking the panel off if you're paranoid.
post #35 of 40
Just as an addendum to my previous post here is an interesting experiment with filters/meshes on another enthoo case:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1437-page9.html

In that review/guide there is a massive difference between having filters/meshes in place or not. Worth a look at least.

Edit: I definitely understand wanting to keep filters on! tongue.gif
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post #36 of 40
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Just as an addendum to my previous post here is an interesting experiment with filters/meshes on another enthoo case:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1437-page9.html

In that review/guide there is a massive difference between having filters/meshes in place or not. Worth a look at least.

Edit: I definitely understand wanting to keep filters on! tongue.gif

yes this is true.

I myself have a total of 5 X 120mm case fans I have three 120mm case fans as intake all of them have filters on them, and two as exhaust case fans that do not. the two exhaust fans without filters, can easily move more air that my 3 intake fans can, with creates a slight vacuum like situation inside of the case. like this the inside of the case stays 1C to 2C above ambient. when I had filters on all 5 case fans the inside case temps where 10C above ambient and I had a slight positive pressure inside of the case, with meant that I had hot case air sitting inside the case heating things up. so I removed the filters from my exhaust fans.
post #37 of 40
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Man, this was quite the project turning the fans around. smile.gif

I did this just yesterday and ran a few games as a quick test. Temperatures dropped about ~5C overall. Still almost 60C on the GPU, I start to expect something with the GPU waterblock.

I have refitted it many times, so i'm not sure where the problem lies. Manufacture defect? A screw with wrong length?
post #38 of 40
5C difference overall is a good result. Not sure what your expecting...
post #39 of 40
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5C difference overall is a good result. Not sure what your expecting...
Not my GPU hitting 60C wink.gif
post #40 of 40
I have a system with a CPU and a GPU with a monstra 360mm radiator on it, and the CPU at load runs at 45C and the GPU at load runs at 55C (I will add another 360mm radiator to this system)
I also have a system with a CPU and a GPU with two swiftech 240mm radiators on it, and the CPU at load runs at 41C and the GPU at load runs at 51C, both of these system are at stock settings.(this system will also get the radiators changed out for two 360mm radiators)

my gaming system is clocked on the CPU at 4Ghz, as well as both GPU's at 850Mhz, and that system will run with two 360mm radiators, but it runs better with three 360mm radiators, the CPU at load will run at 49C and the GPU's at load will run at 38C, that's with three 360mm radiators attached to the system.

if I where building this system to cool a CPU and two GPU's, I would have at least three 240mm radiators to cool the system,
or two 360mm radiators.
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