Originally Posted by Kinnar
Originally Posted by GoodInk Cooling System:
Top: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Front: 120mm fan x 2 or 140mm fan x 1 (optional)
Rear: 120mm red LED fan x 1 (with LED on/off function)
Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)As for the type of fans to use you first need to tell us what you are looking for, performance, quietness? Plus we will need to know what size you want to go with. Do you want positive pressure or negative? Are LED's important, if so what color? Are looks important? Ect, ect, lol. There is not a one fan that does it all, there are some good all arounders but they get beat by the once that designed for a certain task.
1) A Balance between performance & quietness, though skewed more towards the performance !
2) Looks are "IMPORTANT" but Not cutting much into performance
3) Since I found out the hard truth that any other after market LED fans can't be controlled by the CM SS2 case default LED switch,i'm thinking twice over installing any LED fans at all in there (though i would ideally want to put some BLUE led fans there but more important is to have control/switch to put "off" that light show at certain period of times, i.e night times) Rather I'm seriously thinking/planning to buy in a NZXT HUE to throw in some fancy light show of any colour with some good effects in there & also have the option to put it off when i don't want to !
4)I would be adding a Corsair H80i & fit the rad in p&p config replacing the 120m.m red led fan that came oob!
5) Fans I would like to fit :
a) At the Front- 2x120m.m fan /or 2x140mm(those that mounts on 120m.m fan mounts-if that's possible) or just 1x140m.m fan as intake
b) At the Rear- Corsair H80i rad & exhaust
c) At the bottom- No fans for now,1x120m.m maybe latter on ,as per cooling demand as intake
d) At the top- 2x120m.m fan /or 2x140mm(those that mounts on 120m.m fan mounts-if that's possible) as exhaust
e) At the Side- 2x120m.m fan /or 2x140mm(those that mounts on 120m.m fan mounts-if that's possible) as intake
f) At the HDD Cage- though would like to install 1x120 mm fan but probably would have to take out the HDD Cage alltogether from the case in order to install my very long 11-12 inch ASUS RADEON HD 7850 2GB V2. card.
Since I have not particularly fixed on which fans to go(for both intake & exhaust) , lets take the cfm,rpm & db fig for those fans at random(at equal) & if they are pwm fans i would like to connect them to the mobo headers to adjust speed/rpm as per load demands. Though installing more intakes than exhaust fans should create a positive Airflow pressure per say( not counting cfm, rpm, actual fan size installed)but I'm Not very sure which would work best for the CM Storm Scout2- a positive or negative air pressure.? However I'm less concerned with positive vs negative pressure if my temps are good, my [my case default & also other aftermarket dust filters] do their job, and my rig isn't needlessly noisy.
This is for a system with the following configuration:
1)AMDFX8350 //heat machine//
2)ASUS M5A97EVO R2.0 //970 board with 6+2+2 Digital power phase i.e limited o.c potential//
3)CORSAIR VENGEANCE 2X4GB RAM //tall rams//
4)ASUS RADEON HD 7850 2GB V2. //very long 11-12 inch card//
5)SEASONIC M12II 850W //standard size psu//
*The system is currently running at stock speed @4.0 ghz on the stock amd fans,..but as you might just understand, i am preparing it for slight o.c maybe upto 4.5/4.6 ghz
So,i have given you peoples all sort of details as best i can. Now would the good helpful & expert members like GoodInk & others @OC.Net please help me to having the best possible cooling in the CM SS2 within my meagre budget! & their top knowledge & experience?
** Do add in your opinion about how great of an idea it would be to add in a Nzxt Hue instead of some LED fans without any control & also about putting a Corsair H80i CPU cooler in a CM SS2
Please put in your valuable reply quickly & TIA