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Hey guys, I recently aquired one of these beautiful cases, and I also have 4 Xigmatek XLF-1253 Fans and a Xigmatek HDT-1283 on the way, as well as 2 Nexus 'Real Silent' case fans already in my possession.

I have one question; How should I place these fans in the case?

Cheers.

::EDIT::
Also, I'll post pics once I get it all together
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Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
Hey guys, I recently aquired one of these beautiful cases, and I also have 4 Xigmatek XLF-1253 Fans and a Xigmatek HDT-1283 on the way, as well as 2 Nexus 'Real Silent' case fans already in my possession.

I have one question; How should I place these fans in the case?

Cheers.

::EDIT::
Also, I'll post pics once I get it all together
Look at the post #5192 on the previous page of this thread...

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Look at the post #5192 on the previous page of this thread...

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Thanks for the pointers mate, so I'd be looking at something like;

Front Lower: Xigmatek XLF-1253
Front Upper: Xigmatek XLF-1253
Top Back: Xigmatek XLF-1253
Top Front: Xigmatek XLF-1253
Rear: Nexus Real Silent

Correct?

If so, would it be better to orient the CPU front to back? or point it upward?

I'm not used to having so many fan positions -.-'
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I'd say orientation really depends... Personally I would point it upwards, since the dual core dies will benefit from increased heatpipe contact, and you have more CFM theoretically at the top rather than the rear
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I'd say orientation really depends... Personally I would point it upwards, since the dual core dies will benefit from increased heatpipe contact, and you have more CFM theoretically at the top rather than the rear
That's what I initially thought, but I have noticed my GPU getting quite hot on top, and I was concerned about pumping that hot air through my CPU fan.

I understand that I may not get all the answers from you guys, I will ofcourse expirement. But I also like to have a few good set ups ready to try
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That's what I initially thought, but I have noticed my GPU getting quite hot on top, and I was concerned about pumping that hot air through my CPU fan.

I understand that I may not get all the answers from you guys, I will ofcourse expirement. But I also like to have a few good set ups ready to try
It will go through your CPU fan one way or another cuz the CPU fan will direct all incoming air (hot or cold) more or less through the HSF fins.
If you mount it upwards at least it will have a straight line going upwards (hot air i mean) from GPU -> CPU -> OUT through the top, and also keep in mind that hot air tends to rise directly up, and cold air tends to fall directly down. (thats why the A/C unit should always be kept as high as possible cuz the cold air will always drop to cool the room,and help circulate the air around the room)

But yes generally your setup looks fine with me (exactly how i have it set-up), and i also have my CPU HSF pointed upwards...

w8 on those pics mate

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I'd say orientation really depends... Personally I would point it upwards, since the dual core dies will benefit from increased heatpipe contact, and you have more CFM theoretically at the top rather than the rear
That too

Some tests at...er... arghhh, can't remmember but i think it www.silentpcreview.com pointed out that upwards facing HSF usually lower the temp of the CPU by 1-2oC additionaly compared to back facing HSF...
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Cheers for the help guys, I'll post pics in 2-5 business days [probably longer knowing my luck].

Oh, before I forget, Any tips on mounting the top/front fan?
Edited by Matteh - 6/9/09 at 6:05am
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Hey everyone, I signed up just to post in this thread.

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 6000+ @ 3.30Ghz w/ Gigabyte G-Power Pro Cooler
MB: ASUS M2N-SLI 32 Deluxe
RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR 800Mhz
GPU: ASUS ATI Radeon 4870 Dark Knight
PSU: Seasonic 750W Modular
HDD: 2.65TB total
Case: Coolermaster CM690
Monitor: BenQ 22" LCD @ 1920x1080

Accessories include Logitech G15, Steelseries Ikari mouse, Logitech X-530's, and a Plantronics GameCom 367 headset.
There's also a Zalman fan controller, numerous fans and those cathodes that seem to love keeping my room nice and bright.

I've removed the stupid mesh/honeycomb plastic from the top and front of the case, and have taken out those annoying cable management clips. I've added an extra fan amongst the 5.25" bays, just below the fan controller. I've had an attempt at a stealthed optical drive. It works fine, but I need some black double-sided tape rather than white.

I see you're discussing fans. I currently have 4x 90cfm CM's (led version) hooked up to the fan controller, and 2x 70?cfm CM's (black) hooked up as well. I have one 70 attached to the MB side of the HDD cage. I have two 90's + 1 70 as intake, and the numbers for exhaust.

I'll see if I can get a better shot of the cable management later, as i've worked pretty hard on it.

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Edited by matt110 - 6/9/09 at 7:54am
post #5209 of 19729
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Cheers for the help guys, I'll post pics in 2-5 business days [probably longer knowing my luck].

Oh, before I forget, Any tips on mounting the top/front fan?
Ah i see, we want Overnight shipping on those pics, and not Standard 2-5 business days

Yes,

- either use zipties to mount it somehow
- use the bottom dust filter to mount it (you can find how-to's in this thread, its maybe halfway through the thread)
- buy a CM 4 in 3 device module, where u can also mount your HDD's (fits 4 HDD's in 3 5,25" - duh! )

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Hey everyone, I signed up just to post in this thread.
Welcome mate, your rig looks cool... give us internals
    
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Yes in my diagram im comparing bottom vs front-top fan... And some logic deductions i made is that in a configuration like the one u quoted bottom fan is completely unnecessary, and the user wouldn't gain anything but increased noise levels..
I am still unclear as to why the bottom fan would not do anything to support the bottom front fan for better circulation. Are you saying that from personal trial and error, while having the setup of two front intakes, that adding a bottom fan will not yield any decrease in temperature?

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Looking at the 4 port Rheobus vs 6 port Rheobus, the 4 port just says 20W of power while 6 port says 30W of power PER CHANNEL. So it might be that 4 port one is giving out 20W PER CHANNEL.Better check that out before buying, cheers
From other online venders, it does say 20W per channel, however, as you have alrdy mentioned, lots of reviews from newegg have said that the unit either dies in a few months or that it would catch on fire!! I'm kind of dissapointed because I like how it is a 5.25IN unit and it also fits within my budget. I asked on another site and some say it may be the cause of cheap voltage regulators.

Another option I may pick would be the "Scythe Kaze Q 3.5IN". However, does the CM 690 come with a 5.25" to 3.5" mount bracket? In pictures, I only see a 3.5" faceplate included.
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