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Hey, I'm building my first computer and after reading through this forum I purchased this case with the Asus maximus iv gene-z mobo, Antec 920 cooler and the huge Asus GTX570 Direct CUii gpu.

Plan is to mount the Antec cooler where the front fan goes removing the bottom HDD tray. But I couldn't figure out what set up would be better.

Problem is the GTX 570 would pretty much divide the case into the bottom compartment and the top compartment with the mobo. The GTX 570 would suck in air from below and exhaust it out the back of the case and out the top into the mobo compartment.

So if I install the Antec cooler to suck in cold air from the outside and blow hot air into the bottom part of the case, then the GTX 570 will be sucking in the hot air coming out of the radiator and I don't know how good it'ld be for the gpu.
So I could instead install it to suck in cold air from within the case and then blow it out the front of the case so it won't be blowing in hot air onto the GPU but I don't know how efficient this set up would be with the slightly negative pressure within the bottom part of the case with both the GPU and the cooler sucking in air from the small space...

Also for the top part of the case, would it be better to have all the fans exhausting out the air or would it be better to have the back fan and one of the top fan exhausting air while one top fan as an intake??

If ye guys could help me out here...

Cheers!
Mounting these self contained wc units to the front is a method many have used. However if you have a problem getting the lines to run around the gpu a shroud and 25m fan in a push configuration would give you enough slack.

As far as heat goes your gpu should be fine. There is not only space between the card and the side panel but because you bought a vulcan you have a huge mesh/grill that pretty much opens the case to ambient air for your gpu.

It is a little odd to reverse the front fan but it should work fine. However I'd make sure to use a shroud for that since there are small holes that the air has to be pushed through in the front of the case. Again since the side panel is so open there is plenty of ambient air to push or pull air in the front of the case.
Edited by DigitrevX - 8/25/11 at 11:58am
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So it should be good enough if I mount the cooler so its blowing hot air into the case towards the GPU...

What would you say about the top fans. Should I have them all exhausting air or have one as an intake?
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so setback: Coolit's contract with Corsair forbids them from making and/or selling any of those 92mm cooling units, and the asetek would cost almost $150 shipped to Canada. What other cooling options do I have that will retain good airflow? I would much prefer a closed loop, but putting exhaust on the front sounds like it would really screw with airflow
you can buy any of the corsair or antec watercooling kit. if the hose is short i would recommend buying a 120mm fan extender or another 120mm case fan sandwich between the radiator and another 120mm case fan.
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So it should be good enough if I mount the cooler so its blowing hot air into the case towards the GPU...

What would you say about the top fans. Should I have them all exhausting air or have one as an intake?
IMHO I wouldn't reverse them because that's just what I'm accustom too since heat rises. The case is one of those cases that air channeling is kinda moot with a gigantic hole in the side panel unless you get NZXT's panel fan.

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you can buy any of the corsair or antec watercooling kit. if the hose is short i would recommend buying a 120mm fan extender or another 120mm case fan sandwich between the radiator and another 120mm case fan.
I just said that >.<
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Hi All,
The Ancient Vulcan.



















Suggestions/Feedback most welcome.
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Hi All,
The Ancient Vulcan.
Suggestions/Feedback most welcome.
I think your front fan is facing the wrong direction?
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I think your front fan is facing the wrong direction?
It is supposed to suck air inside the cabby right? I think it is doing that presently. I may have got it wrong because, when the case arrived the front fan frame was damaged and I had to quick fix it. Will switch in my next upgrade. Thanks.
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so how do I change the front LED color to red? Has anyone successfully done this?
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Hi All,
The Ancient Vulcan.

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Dusty
Man, AMD Athlon64 3200+.. Brings back a lot of memories of my 3500+ I had in '05.. Good days, good days....
Yes. The Socket 939 became obsolete and so will have to give in to the cyclic upgrade trap. . Can't help the dust. It is difficult to clean almost every weekend. I had kept this config only so that i can save and put in a PCI-E gfx card. Never knew that the saving would take 5 years and the rest of the hardware would become obsolete! My GPU >> CPU. The CPU is becoming the bottleneck.
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