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post #1 of 15
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This is how i wanna built my cooling system.
2 fans at the front (120mm and 80mm) intake
1 fanat the back (120mm) exhaust
1 fan at the bottom (80mm) intake
1 fan at the side (80mm) intake
1 fan at the top (80mm or 120mm) exhaust
And a small gap at the side (bottom)

What do u guys think ? Is it too much or good ? Anything wrong about the fan placement... or any unnecessary fans there ? Any advices.. help me out pls...

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post #2 of 15
I like it; I think you've got all the bases covered there, can't see much room for improvement at all. Only one thing though, you are going to use dust filters on the intake fans right? I only mention it because if you don't, although you may get a cooler case in the short term, in the medium/long term the inside of your case will end up looking like the inside of a vacuum cleaner...

I'm sure you've got it figured.

Good design!

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post #3 of 15
Check out this link:
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...s-only-22.html
This is how I mounted 2 - 120mm fans in the bottom of my case. These are filtered intakes and move about 180cfm. This is refreshing the air in my case at the rate of about once every three seconds. I feel that there is no need for exhaust fans and the temperatures of my system tell me that I am correct (this time!) Of course, you will need to mod your case a little, but the end result is well worth the effort. If you need more pictures or more information, PM me and I'll try to help with what I can. Good luck.
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post #4 of 15
You might want to throw a cut up mouse pad or some foam over those vent holes, but that (along with what Highly-Annoyed said) seems to be a good setup.
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First of all thanks for the replies my friends. I am new at modification so i have some stupid questions

1-Why do we need to put filters ?
2-Where should i place the side fan ? Mid or Mid-left
If i install a big typhoon on my cpu, would they effect each other. Because the air flow from the side fan my carry the hot air back to the cpu or mobo while the b.t.'s fan trying to get the hot air away. I dont get it.
3-What brands do u prefer for 120mm and 80mm fans (led)

*And for Pythagoras: I don't think that placing 2 fans at the bottom, is a good idea because they will make a strong air flow upwards which will cut off the air flow from the front fans, which is going to the pci cards. But keeping the rpms (bottom fans) low may work...
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post #6 of 15
You don't need filters as long as you clean periodically(they restrict airflow) and put the side fan over the CPU.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fstfrddy
You don't need filters as long as you clean periodically(they restrict airflow) and put the side fan over the CPU.
lol u mean over the big typhoon ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3xtr3m3
lol u mean over the big typhoon ?
yes over the bt... it blows air down towards the mobo, so it will imporve the airflow a little and feed it cool air aswell
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post #9 of 15
your setup looks great, just on suggestion, on the fanthat will be at the top of the case,make it a 120mm fan, you have lots of air going in the case, so u wanna pull all that hot air out of the case,so 2 big 120mm fans will work good, you want to have the case slightly pressurized or neutral...

use filters so u dont have to clean out the inside of the case once a month, dust insulates everything causeing the heatsinks not to dissapate heat well, ruining your tamps... its way easier to just clean a small filter than to clean your intire pc...

i would try to buy known brand case fans... thermaltake,antec,nidec,ect... they will last a little longer,and try to go with high airflow for your 120mm fans >90cfm
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Ok thank you very much... I will take some pictures and post it when i finish building it...
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