Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3
That's nice but you know that you are now blocking your airflow for your whole system.. only if you had another fan intake up top.. however.. i'd be not surprised if your video card heats up.
Well he said he has it as an intake, so I think it's probably less blocking the airflow and more just blowing hot air right onto the vid card...
My case layout sucks due to non-modular power supply, 5 hard drives, etc, but I have my H50 as an exhaust on the back and I also have a side panel intake fan blowing straight onto my vid card, which drops load temps from 65 to 52.
Originally Posted by Prentice
You can't tell from the pictures, but I have the Lian Li HDD rack mounted in the upper 3.5" bays. That unit has its own 120mm fan. There is absolutely no blockage of airflow in my case. The fans on my rad are Scythe GT1850's and they pump a ton of CFMs. With my previous air cooler (CoolerMaster N520), my case temps averaged 44-49C under load while my CPU ran 41-43C. Right now my CPU under load averages 33-35C and my case remains at a cool 39C all the time (side panel installed).
I haven't seen my video card temps go above 43C. The new XFX twin fan 6850 is amazingly quiet and cool. The fans run at 40% while gaming.
39C for the case seems awfully hot... Speedfan says mine is 25. Ambient is 20.