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hey i jsut got an antec 900 the other day and im really impressed since my old case was that of a pre built mdg. well i still have to tidy up wires near the HDD's but could someone rate my airflow and maybe provide advice on anything else i can do? thank you

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so much wide open space in there...lol

anyways, why don't you edit that picture with paint.net or something to show us which fans are blowing which way. At the moment I cannot tell if there are any top-mounted fans or not.
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post #3 of 17
Is that fan on the top right of the photo an intake fan?

If it is, the case's airflow looks spot-on. Looks very good to me.
    
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post #4 of 17
not everyone knows where the fans are in an A900 so I suggest more pix and a idiagram. Also state which fan slots are full and what kind of fans
    
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alright im gonna edit with arrows. sorry about the lack of specifics, ill have it fixed in a sec
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post #6 of 17
Alright cool - its just... Theres some who stick fans in places where nobody thought possible so you might want to make sure we know where your air is at
    
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post #7 of 17
I personally think it's really good
but hmm,
just a question, is there a way to reverse your psu fan?
personally, it might get more dust, but since heat rises.. it's probably better to bring cooler air in, let it rise and get warm, and get sucked out..

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post #8 of 17
Good for what you have... but it is flawed

the heat that dissapates from under the video card is in the same air as the PSU Intake

Either put a fan in your door as exhaust if its an option, or open up those PCI slots and put a fan such that it blows air out the PCI slots...not a necessary mod but its something to consider

also, the dual fans on the upper front portion of your case is redundant - take the extra fan of your choice and place it in the lower empty bay area..... looks like the 2nd fan on the inside of the case(the one i can see) can be screwed to that spot... leave the 1st fan on the very top to intake as well

Overall - could be a bit better.... but nobody knows how much this will affect temperatures lol

I think it could do some good
    
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post #9 of 17
my only advice would be to put some kind SpotCool or other "positionable" fan aimed over the northbridge because with the tower style cpu heat sink there's probably not a lot of air-flow down low near the surface of the motherboard where that passive heatsink is sitting...
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by arjo_reich View Post
my only advice would be to put some kind SpotCool or other "positionable" fan aimed over the northbridge because with the tower style cpu heat sink there's probably not a lot of air-flow down low near the surface of the motherboard where that passive heatsink is sitting...
that would be good advice, but his NB heatsink isn't passive.

btw: for where you need the air in your system, the air flow is damn near perfect.
    
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