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Be that as it may, I want to keep my case temps as low as possible with as little noise as possible.

Do you really recommend those panaflo's?

I was also considering one of these for the rear intake since I have uv lights, but it could be crap. I don't know.
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Originally Posted by Pings View Post
Here is my airflow:



Check out my build log and the The Corsair H50 Accessory Permalink.
my setup is pretty much identical to that
bottom intake is 140mm 1600rpm scythe kama flex
bottom hdd bay is 120mm 1600rpm scythe s-flex
hot swap hdd bay is 140mm 1200rpm scythe kama flex
rear exhaust is 140mm 1200rpm scythe kama flex
top exhaust is 3x 120mm 1600rpm scythe s-flex
front intake using top three 5.25 bay is 1600rpm scythe slipstream (scythe kama bay plus)

anything else i could add/mod?
running SLI 580's
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I've been messing with air cooling my 800D for over a year now then I found someone that seemed to have the answer. He suggested that you use a positive air pressure method to cool this case, in his words it's all about intake. So here is what I've done since then, all fans are set as intake fans except the rear fan which is set to exhaust. I removed all of the expansion covers from the unused expansion slots below my graphics card to encourage the air to excape through there. I was very surprised but it works, my processor idles at about 32C and tops out around 44C (and this is with an old Zalman 9700 CPU Cooler). As for my graphics card it Idles around 43C and tops at about 60C I think I can get the graphics card a bit lower by replacing the stock fan on the bottom of the case with one that moves more air which should lower the air temp in the lower part of the case. Also remember that the Fan that cools the Hard Drives does NOTHING for the case cooling, the air it moves exits behind the Motherboard Tray. Attached below is the basic way I have mine setup at the moment ! Oh Yeah when I mounted the top 3 fans to intake air they made alot of noise due to air turbulance as the air was pulled through the mesh on top of the case. I found an answer to this as well, I gutted 3 old plain black 120MM fans and turned them into spacers. I then attached the actual fans to them and then attached the whole thing to the top of the case where the fans attach, I used case fan screws for both. All this does is move the fans down a bit to stop the air turbulance and get rid of the noise the fans still move the same amount of air as they always have, but once the case side is on the case is remarkably quiet not silent but quiet. Then again I'm full on air cooling so I don't expect Silence.
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