Originally Posted by Jakg
Does anyone use the rear GPU fan add-on? Is it actually useful?
I've just bought some new GPU's (2x 5870's) and they are quite a lot hotter than I'm used to and I can feel the heat coming out of the case with the fan add-on - but it's a bit of a pain to install and use!
As Draygonn mentioned...it really depends on your setup. It would work best with users who don't use reference cooler video cards (the ones that don't automatically exhaust through the expansion bays). The added exhaust expansion would help pull the hot air out of the GPU area (notice the vented side of the expansion bays). I personally find it to be too much of a headache to use especially when I have enough exhausting power for my setup. Why?
-Takes up back space preventing me from pushing the case farther against the wall
-Using every single expansion bay makes wires harder to manage through the holes
-It's extra work to remove when trying to troubleshoot (aka taking apart computer)
-It made little to no differences in my temperatures
Originally Posted by Mattb2e
Has anyone tried mounting a 240 radiator to the hard drive cage 120mm fan mounts in push pull? I know I won't have enough clearance to install my H220 without using push pull due to clearance between the 5.25" bay protrusion. However, when installed in push pull, the added fan thickness should allow the radiator to be offset just enough to clear the 5.25 bay.
I don't know that there would be any benefit of doing it this way, other than the fact that I would be getting fresh air from the front 200mm fan. I currently the H220 installed in the roof of the case in an exhaust fashion, due to the fact that their is no filtration at the top of the case. I figured it would be easier to ask, rather than uninstalling my radiator and disassembling my cable management to find out that it wont work, or that it is less than optimal.
I forgot which post it was but there have been user(s) in the past who have mounted a 240mm radiator behind the drive cage. You just need to do some proper measurements by calculating fan size and radiator thickness (keep in mind that there are still long video cards that may prevent you from mounting the -pull aspect). Some hard case modding may have to be put into work for mounting specific radiators but some simple attachments may also work as well (some found Velcro to be very useful in some cases).