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I have been looking for an airflow simulator for a very long time so I can "create" any case I want and then test how air would flow through it. It is a long ongoing search and I think I finally found one, but don't know.

http://www.symscape.com/product/symlab

If anyone wants to check it out and post on it, be my guest, I won't have internet access until tomorrow morning, but I think I may be on to something.
I know for sure it will test winds on anything you draw in the program, or upload from autoCAD or 3-D program. I just don't know about adding fans or anything, but I guess just having airflow in the front will be good for now, we'll see

Cheers!
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post #2 of 20
i think theres just to much resistance in a computer to do an accurate study,you could just try a non toxic smoke to test airflow,imo
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Originally Posted by phillipjos View Post
you could just try a non toxic smoke to test airflow,imo
Agreed. The amount work required to accurately simulate your case environment is totally not worth the minimal gains in CFM. Not only that, but the idea of simulation is to see how something WILL react. Then you can change your design based on the results. Your case is already built and most likely can't change that much, so just take an afternoon with some liquid smoke and you'll have much more meaningful real world results.
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post #4 of 20
I think he might be trying to design a case in autocad to actually build but wants to first see how the airflow would be, so smoke isn't going to help him there.
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I think he might be trying to design a case in autocad to actually build but wants to first see how the airflow would be, so smoke isn't going to help him there.
Pretty much. I was going to try and build a computer case that ideally would have the perfect airflow, and then somehow try and either mod my existing case to comply with that or build one.
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post #6 of 20
i`m guessing perfect air flow would be a big tube with masive fans at each end.

(yes i know the bits in between would affect it) but it would still be about as good as it gets so long as everything was pointed in the direction of travel.

tbh perfect is hourses for corses really. is perfect when the coldest air hits the correct components first, is it the path of least resistance, high CFM. there are a hell of a lot of variables to consider
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post #7 of 20
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Haha yep! But this is just to see airflow in cases I own so I can mod them to get better airflow etc...
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post #8 of 20
i downloaded that thing and all i saw was this multi colored blimp that i could spin around in circle's i think its just a little to advanced for me.
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build a case out of fans
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post #10 of 20
the perfect airflow would seem to have to be in a long tube like a bass cannon for a car, with an intake fan and exhaust fan, but lordy would that be ugly.
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