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i had the 2x 240s rad fans set to intake and x1 360 rad fans set to exhaust and the temps were a little higher. anytime i would open the case a ton of hot air hit me in the face

If you set BOTH rads to exhaust youd have to make sure youd have a good decent ambient air airflow coming into the case. My cube case is so huge that i have 3 140mm fans up top as intakes and all my rads are exhausts, its pretty much using ambient air temps and exhausting the hot air out.

If you have both set to exhaust and have absolutely no fresh air coming in its going to be an issue. The best way to do it would be to set the bigger rad as intake as its going to dissipate the most heat with its size, you could have the 360 as intake and the 240 as exhaust. The 240 then wouldnt get any ambient air but would get the hot air from the 360 thats the only downside, but better the 240 gets warm air then the 360.
    
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If you set BOTH rads to exhaust youd have to make sure youd have a good decent ambient air airflow coming into the case. My cube case is so huge that i have 3 140mm fans up top as intakes and all my rads are exhausts, its pretty much using ambient air temps and exhausting the hot air out.

If you have both set to exhaust and have absolutely no fresh air coming in its going to be an issue. The best way to do it would be to set the bigger rad as intake as its going to dissipate the most heat with its size, you could have the 360 as intake and the 240 as exhaust. The 240 then wouldnt get any ambient air but would get the hot air from the 360 thats the only downside, but better the 240 gets warm air then the 360.

im a bit confused when it comes to what your saying and my set up, ive attached a layout of what im working with, i appreciate any help i can get. looking at my set up are u saying i should make my 360 an intake?

post #13 of 17
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im a bit confused when it comes to what your saying and my set up, ive attached a layout of what im working with, i appreciate any help i can get. looking at my set up are u saying i should make my 360 an intake?


Core x9 i believe. That thing shouldnt have any issues, however if you have the 360 set on the bottom that might give you some issues, i think the bottom filters are too restrictive.

Where do you have the 360 and 240 set?
    
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Core x9 i believe. That thing shouldnt have any issues, however if you have the 360 set on the bottom that might give you some issues, i think the bottom filters are too restrictive.

Where do you have the 360 and 240 set?

yes its an x9, i tried to mark it out in the picture, 360 is set top right not bottom, 240 is set bottom left facing out and another 240 bottom right facing out. nothing is mounted to the floor
post #15 of 17
I have the same case and currently building into it workstation.

Plan is 2x480/45 Nexxxos spare rads (if one pump is not enough I will add 3rd then), 1D5, 150 res and 4 blocks: GTX690 with Heatkiller block, i7 920 with spare Supremacy, x58 northbridge (Asus Rampage 3 Formula) and Adaptec 71605 raid controller (no restriction universal blocks from Heatkiller). Both rads will be exhaust with slow 1000rpm fans. I will have 4x1500 intake fans + forward 200 mm. If it won't be enough I will add additional 3 fans in the bottom ( you can easily screw fans/rads to the bottom without using mounting frames) as intake. For now I don't know if 1xD5 will suffice (I have another on standby), but I need space inside so I try to achieve most with least possible elements (and using only parts which I have, with one or two exceptions). And as tubing I went with ZMT as I can route liberal curves that will not create unnecessary restriction. Also I have serious limit on 90 degree fittings. If all goes well I'll use only 3 pieces which is unheard of in my loops. biggrin.gif

To some extent I was ready to test the loop today or tomorrow, but I decided to make one last modification - cutting part of upper mounting frame so I can unscrew top plug for easy bleeding, instead forcing air all across the loop and now paint is drying. With one pump it matters.
post #16 of 17
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okay guys I figured it out. turns out my pump was a 3.1 ddc 6 WATT version that came with the EK L240 kit. I upgraded the pump to a EK 3.2 PWM elite 18 watt. GPU temps went from 48-51 C under 100 percent load to 44-46 C.
Edited by stanielz - 6/27/16 at 9:26am
post #17 of 17
Glad you solved your puzzle. On personal note my workstation is nearly ready (only waiting for bag of SSDs to RAID array) and to my amazement single D5 works nicely with 2x480/45 rads and 5 blocks: 3 high restriction on CPU, VGA and north bridge and 2 low restriction on southbridge and RAID controller. Funny thing is that with 4 block config (2+2) pump struggled a bit, but it works better after adding one more block to the mix. O.o ^_^
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