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Best Air Flow Path for CM Stacker 830 Evolution?

post #1 of 8
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Well my rig is currently coming in the mail, and I want to figure out which air flow path would be the best for a CM Stacker 830.

My current idea is to get the side panel to blow into the motherboard, the back and top for exhaust, and the front to pull in air. The only thing I am worried about though is that there might not be enough exhaust.

I ordered 9x SilenX 90CFM fans from CyberDruid and my rig will be pulling in 630CFM, while exhausting 180CFM. And I will equip my Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with 2 more SilenX 90CFM fans.

So anyone have suggestions?
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post #2 of 8
well, you should have a huge problem, but just check your temperatures and you'll be fine.
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I would say do top exhaust, rear exhaust, front intake. Then, on the side, do the bottom 2 as intake and the top 2 as exhaust. Heat rises, so you'll be cycling the air through rather effectively, I would imagine.
    
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When I mount my Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, should I put the two fans aimed at the rear or top?
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ON the extreme, you should do a push pull like one fan will be pushing the air while the other pulls it towards the fan in the back out of the case.
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I would say do top exhaust, rear exhaust, front intake. Then, on the side, do the bottom 2 as intake and the top 2 as exhaust. Heat rises, so you'll be cycling the air through rather effectively, I would imagine.
I'm wondering if this will be a good thing or not. If I follow your airflow plan, that would probably make an equal amount of air circulation. But the only problem I see with this is that I could be blowing these two fans directly on top of the heat pipes, which should mean better CPU temps.

What are the side effects of having too much intake, but not enough outtake?
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post #8 of 8
and yeh how do u...make the air flow diagonally up :S
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