Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE
So in the interest of case cooling...are you decided on CFM or Raw Beauty?
The user is going to start out with a Large-format cooler with the lid off...water cooling is imminent.
In light of that I have decided on a pseudo cross-flow. Currently the case fans are placed according to hardware placement.
There will be 4 x 120mm fan apertures; two in the upper chamber, and two in the lower chamber. Both sets will be horizontally opposed. I tried to get the airflow to be straight across the long axis of the case, but other needs over-ruled this idea.
- The GPU which is a G80 gets an almost direct arflow.
- The HDD cage gets a direct arflow.
I also wanted there to be an exhaust next to the CPU socket. The back panel was out of the question due to height restrictions, this left the side panel.
The lower chamber proved to be more problematic. The intake was easy, the exhaust wasn't. There is a blank area in this chamber to accomodate the future water cooling components. I placed the fan aperture on the forward section of the panel in the hopes that it would not wreak havoc with the PSU fan... it won't as the PSU that is going to be used is a "top-venter" (or bottom). The PSU will be mounted in such manner so that the nominal air currents are not conflicting too much with one another.
In short: CFM with 4 x 120mm fans.
Oh... I forgot to mention that I am including blanks that can be used to cover fan apertures that are not being used.