Well, I was working on my case this week and after looking at my temps when I did the exhaust/intake comparison I decided to reverse my fans to exhaust.
I decided the one or two degrees increase in CPU temperature was worth the decrease I was getting in my chipset temps. I did a little rewiring and replaced the Zalman ZM-MFC3 fan controller I was using with a AeroCool Strike X fan controller.
Why? OK OK, I admit it. I like the way it looks. It controls 5 fans, it's touch controlled, and it looks sweeeet. I do find myself missing the wattage meter from the MFC3 but I'll get used to it.
So, now I have two intake fans (200mm and 120mm), 2 rear exhaust fans (120mm) and the push/pull H70 also exhaust.
Currently all the 120mm fans are set to 1000 RPM, the 200mm fan is at 600RMP and the 2 x 120mm Scythe PWM H70 fans are running at 1218 RPM as set by the motherboard.
This is normally what I run the fans at when just web surfing. It's pretty quiet but gets good air flow. My CPU is running 41c at basically idle. Ambient is 21c. I can get cooler temps if I remove it from my desk. I'll have to do some torturing again this weekend (bwahahaha).
Sorry, I just had to post a couple more pics. It tastes so good.....
1: Latest Internals, 2: Latest lighting, 3: Old fan controller, 4: New fan controller, 5: Aero controller in the dark.