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apevia x-plorer airflow

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
here is a diagram of my current case configuration.....
along with a diagram of my soon - to be configuration

I feel that it is already too hot(it may be due to my current HSF)
I am putting a Tuniq tower on it on monday, and I will have to remove the side mounted 80mm fan to make the tuniq fit......

I am trying to make this work(without getting a new case...)

any suggestions???

with an ambient of 71F (21C)

i run about 27-30C case temp
and about 37-39C cpu at idle
60-66C cpu under load

If i open the side case panel....
~22-24C case temp
~32-37C cpu at idle
~58-62C cpu under load

sorry the diagrams are a little misspaced....
but they are close enough that you can get an idea

Code:
   CURRENT SETUP
--------------------------------
|               | ^80MM  |            |
|               |  OUT     |            |
|               -----------            |
|        --------                       |
|        | 80MM|                       |
|----| |  IN    |                       |
|<-  | | ***   |                       |
|120|  --------                       |
| MM|                                    |
|OUT|                                    |
|----|                                    |
|                                          |
|                               --------|
|                              |2x80mm|
|                              | <-IN    |
--------------------------------
*** - side case panel mounted fan - sits directly about CPU
- will not fit with upcoming tuniq tower.....

120MM = 79 CMF
4x80MM = 25 CMF each

Code:
  AFTER TUNIQ SETUP
--------------------------------
|               | ^80MM  |            |
|               |  OUT     |            |
|               -----------            |
|                                          |
|----| --------                       |
|<-  | | <---- |                      |
|120| |120MM |                      |
| MM| |tuniq   |                      |
|OUT| |tower  |                      |
|----| --------                       |
|                                          |
|                               --------|
|                              |2x80mm|
|                              | <-IN    |
--------------------------------

Edited by zero_himself - 6/21/08 at 10:55pm
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ultra X3 1000w Apevia X-plorer 
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post #2 of 4
I've never found the side-panel 80mm fans to be much use myself, Although they do probably help stock fans. I think airflow will be fine the way you propose to layout your case .
post #3 of 4
Make sure you have no wireing around the fans either because that will stall airflow and flux air around the machine, cable management is a big thing when it comes to good airflow in your case.
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
ok, got the tuniq....

had to remove the top mounted and side mounted 80mm fans to get everything to fit.....(had to upgrade to my ultra 3x 1000w PSU!!!)

well now with my lower airflow system, and a non-lapped tuniq and q6600(9x333=3ghz:1.325v vcore: 1.25v fsb)
I am idling at about 32-34C and at load running a (drum roll please) 55C !!!!!!!!

GREAT SUCCESS!!! HIGH FIVE!!!

and the AS5 hasn't even had time to cure yet!!!!!

3.6ghz -- here i come!!!!

hmm, case temp is 26C at load(guess those fans were good for something.....
but the cpu is so much cooler!!!!!
Edited by zero_himself - 6/23/08 at 3:16pm
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