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post #3091 of 13159
I never look at fan configuration when I pick up a case...I know I'm always going to change it.
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I meant one has 1x180mm and the other has 2x120 mm for the front panel.
     
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post #3093 of 13159
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Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post

The key to building a great mATX build is planning.

Nah, I always thought the key was duct tape, vice grips and a big hammer.
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I want in! wink.gif Here's my little beast, Mini-Macsimis. tongue.gif

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post #3095 of 13159
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The problem with the TJ-08e is that the AP181 fan does not supply air to the second card.

I wouldn't go that far biggrin.gif do realize air flows in 3 dimensions. granted most of the air doesn't blow DIRECTLY onto the card, but then again, in most case design, air rarely blows directly onto anything other then the HDD cage. smile.gif there is still plenty of airflow(CFM) and internal pressure(mmH20) supplied by the AP181 to cool anything you'd like to put in that case.
post #3096 of 13159
While yes it does flow in three dimensions, The length of the card and the placement of everything does not allow for very much air to reach the top since the intake for the gpu is facing upwards.
     
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post #3097 of 13159
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Nah, I always thought the key was duct tape, vice grips and a big hammer.

It helps!! tongue.gif
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post #3098 of 13159
from a more technical point of view, air flows from area of high pressure to area of low pressure. fans create an artificial pressure differential to move the air (fan blade pushing / compressing the air to create the differential. air pushed by the fan blade carry a certain momentum that's why you feel the air flow when you put your hand in front of the fan.

why does this matter? the AP181 creates an high pressure zone as air comes into the case, and the GPU fan creates a low pressure zone as it draws air into the cooler. that pressure differential dictates the airflow pattern inside the case. there are some variations in flow pattern due to momentum of the airflow and turbulence, however, air WILL find the shortest path to a low pressure zone even if it has to make a U turn after it loses enough momentum from turbulence. smile.gif

air doesn't disappear once it enters a case. that energy is stored inside the case in form of pressure. That pressure will leak out where ever it can find a low pressure zone, and an artificial low pressure zone created by a GPU fan is as good of a spot as any for that pressure to relieve itself.

basically, think of the case as a pressurized chamber rather then simply an air duct and you'll understand what i mean. there are 2 ways of looking at air flow, the direct method (air blowing on something directly) and the pressure differential method(air inside is pressurized and will leak out where ever it can find a low pressure exit) both methods are valid and accurate. the flow pattern only changes depending on the amount of pressure vs velocity involved. high velocity will override the pressure flow pattern, and high pressure will override the velocity flow pattern.
post #3099 of 13159
Yeah I know what you mean (Aerospace Engineering major right here tongue.gif).

I should correct my statement then, "The PS07 would be the better choice since it has a fan giving the second card a direct air flow path. wink.gif

While yes, a pressure differential will cause air to reach the card, the card must work harder and create a larger differential to affect the flow of the air path. Also, if the airflow is moving through the case, loses velocity and turns, the air has already heated up from the other components. The air would be warmer and thus affect the temps on the gpu. If the rear 120 is also utilized, it will cause more air to escape out of that exit and less for the card.
     
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Guy's what do you reccomend I get, should I go for the the Maximus IV Gene or the Rampage IV Gene.
I am currently looking at having two 560 Tis in SLI while still being able to keep my Asus Xonar DG; I love that thing. rolleyes.gif

Money is not an issue since I have a few giftcards lying around that could go towards the motherboard, but been also looking
for a good mATX case that can support those three components and maybe an H80 from my previous build.
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