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I'll ask here first since I know you guys more than the WC section of the board. tongue.gif


If I have a 140.3 size rad of intake and no exhaust except through an 80.2 rad on the back, can I run that passive since the air HAS to run through it to exit the case?


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I'm no expert but I would say yes and no. Yes air would flow through it but I doubt it would be much to cool it down significantly. But as stated earlier, I'm no expert so I may be wrong.
    
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Are you sure the case is really air-tight except for the exhaust? There's always going to be small holes and such where the air will bleed out. Consider also the difference for the intake fans. It's harder work to move all the air in your case, rather than just through the rad. Maybe someone clever can calculate this, if you give them exact specs of fans, rads and case. But likely you'll get a more realistic answer by just testing it yourself.
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I was actually planning on making it perfectly air-tight with caulk or something similar during fabrication. smile.gif

Usually dead spots form in a larger case because of the size of the case, with something so small getting in a lot of pressure, the energy in the moving air has not been expended and as such it will continue to move.

It was a different thread in these forums but Psyclum and I were talking of air pressures and how air moves through a case. Air will pick the route of least resistance and the choices for the air are:

1) Go back through intake rads
2) Go into a wall
3) Go through the 80.2 rad.

The cooling force depends largely on the fin density and cfm output of the intake and the fin density of the 80mm rad. I am interested in keeping it quiet so I was planning on using the SR-1 series of rads as I could run the fans slower.
     
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You've not constructed the case yet then, as I understand it. Perhaps you have the rads and fans already? It might be possible to construct a model with cardboard. Seal it with masking or electrical tape, and use something that produces smoke to test the airflow? Like incense sticks maybe.
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Still working on it, have a few cables to sleeve and a window to cut, but for the most part...mission accomplished!
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As she sits now...
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Ehhh.... the more I look at the TJ08-E outa the box the more im not really feeling it. I'm so spoiled by my Antec mini P-180 with the thick and sturdy multilayered door panels and tough outside plastic the TJ08-E feel flimsy after years of not having a regular steel case. I'm also not really sure if I wanna bother putting a window when everything is flipsided and away from me or I have to redo my entire desk layout, which im not really sure I want to.  Plus, I just but alot of hard work into modding "Night Fire" that I feel bad on giving it up already

 

I need to think this over the weekend.......

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Ehhh.... the more I look at the TJ08-E outa the box the more im not really feeling it. I'm so spoiled by my Antec mini P-180 with the thick and sturdy multilayered door panels and tough outside plastic the TJ08-E feel flimsy after years of not having a regular steel case. I'm also not really sure if I wanna bother putting a window when everything is flipsided and away from me or I have to redo my entire desk layout, which im not really sure I want to.  Plus, I just but alot of hard work into modding "Night Fire" that I feel bad on giving it up already

I need to think this over the weekend.......

damn sorry?.... I have a mini P-180 for one of my rigs, and it is by no means "mini" lol. Though, yes it is built like a tank. I find joy in moving my build to a new case , for it is like doing a whole new build with a new set of challenges.

Also your last part if read the way it is typed is funny. It should be "I need to think this over, over the weekend" sorry for being a grammar Nazi

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I'll ask here first since I know you guys more than the WC section of the board. tongue.gif
If I have a 140.3 size rad of intake and no exhaust except through an 80.2 rad on the back, can I run that passive since the air HAS to run through it to exit the case?
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TBH i would go that little bit more and go Micro atx instead of itx smile.gif just because its already pretty big tbh for a itx build.. why not have the option for another gpu wink.gif
and im sure that 80 x 2 wouldnt really be worth putting in.
would just restrict the 2 other massive rads (:
i would just add 2 x 80mm slient fans in the back
    
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