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Would it be better to buy two corsair 120mm on the top for exhaust or get a 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro?

I am also going to swap out the corsair 200mm with a 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro. The current one makes a really annoying whine when I use the fan controller.

Also is the corsair 120mm a good exhaust fan in the rear or should I look at something else?

I was playing tomb raider all weekend and noticed everything was running warmer than usual. I had an antec 900 as my last case and that thing ran SUPER cool and quiet.

I updated my sig rig with current pictures, so you can get an idea.

Well, as a rule I would avoid putting two exhausts up there. If you want it to be exhaust, you should only put one in the backmost position. This is because if you put one in the frontmost position it's gonna rob cool air from your Zalman cooler. The backmost one is good because it will exhaust the hot air from the Zalman.

Conversely, if you want it to be intake, you should only put in the frontmost one so it feeds cool air to the Zalman.

Of course you can always try for yourself. You never totally know for sure with fans.

The Corsair AF 120mm is a great exhaust fan. Real quiet too.

I'm pretty sure the Bitfenix Spectre Pro can't fit up top because it's thicker than the Corsair (25mm vs 20mm), and a 200mm fan at the top has to partially go in through that opening on the motherboard tray, which seems to be a snug fit fir the Corsair.
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It does have the corsair 200mm exhaust on the top right now. So is that a problem with my zalman cooler?

I want to swap out the front 200mm because the airflow doesnt seem very good with the stock corsair fan.

I will order the 120mm corsair fan for the rear right now.

I just dont know what to do with the two 200mm on the front and top. The front was very warm this weekend which I am not used to because the antec case was always super cool. a few times it was even cooling the room down a few degrees.
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It does have the corsair 200mm exhaust on the top right now. So is that a problem with my zalman cooler?

I want to swap out the front 200mm because the airflow doesnt seem very good with the stock corsair fan.

I will order the 120mm corsair fan for the rear right now.

I just dont know what to do with the two 200mm on the front and top. The front was very warm this weekend which I am not used to because the antec case was always super cool. a few times it was even cooling the room down a few degrees.

I would flip it around and make it intake as right now it's probably choking it.

Yeah, you should definitely swap the front for a Bitfenix. It's a really good fan.

Edit: I would suggesting modding your case so you can mount two 200mm fans at the front like I did, but it looks like you're using those 5.25" bays up there. If you're willing to at least take out the DVD drive you could fit a 120mm in there though.
Edited by Gyrael - 3/12/13 at 11:29am
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Would it be better to buy two corsair 120mm on the top for exhaust or get a 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro?

I am also going to swap out the corsair 200mm with a 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro. The current one makes a really annoying whine when I use the fan controller.

Also is the corsair 120mm a good exhaust fan in the rear or should I look at something else?

I was playing tomb raider all weekend and noticed everything was running warmer than usual. I had an antec 900 as my last case and that thing ran SUPER cool and quiet.

I updated my sig rig with current pictures, so you can get an idea.

I have been having a great time with my AeroCool Sharks. Nice and quiet and move a lot of air through my RADS. They came in a lot of colors and are one of the slimmest 120mm fan out there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835129060

I have 4 black ones in my case and they basically make no noise.

By the way I'm so happy about the weather finally warming up here in Utah!!!!
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I would put in the mesh side panel with fans before I put another 200mm in the front. I use the blu ray drive and DVD drive. not all games are on steam or origin biggrin.gif

so the 200mm on the top is choking it? I should flip it around and have it pulling air in?

I guess my thought process was hot air rises..

Is the AF or SP better for rear in the corsair 120mm? The reviews and descriptions dont make alot of sense to which is better. I was under the impression that higher RPM and CFM made the fan better at cooling??
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I would put in the mesh side panel with fans before I put another 200mm in the front. I use the blu ray drive and DVD drive. not all games are on steam or origin biggrin.gif

so the 200mm on the top is choking it? I should flip it around and have it pulling air in?

I guess my thought process was hot air rises..

Is the AF or SP better for rear in the corsair 120mm? The reviews and descriptions dont make alot of sense to which is better. I was under the impression that higher RPM and CFM made the fan better at cooling??

Fair enough.

Hot air does rise but you gotta think about the way air is moving in your case. You can direct air, hot or not, whatever way you want with good fans. Your Zalman cooler draws air in from the right side of your case and exhausts hot air to the left, which is then exhausted out the case by the rear fan, yeah? So you want to make sure it's getting the cool air it needs on the left side. That's what the flipped fan would do. Since you only have your intake at the bottom, you should see and improvement in CPU temps like that, since it would be getting a direct source of cool air. If you make that top 200mm fan exhaust you're making it harder for the Zalman to get the air it needs. Does that make sense?

AF is good for exhausts. You should get that one for the rear. The SP fan is meant for heatsinks/radiators or for having a strong intake since it has high static air pressure and it creates a "tube" of directed air. That doesn't matter for exhausts though, since you just wanna get the hot air out.
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My CPU temps weren't rising over the weekend it was just the overall heat from the case. I guess going from 4 120mm and a 200mm top fan it was just always super cold.

I had to open a window and let some of that winter air in to cool the room down in my already cooler basement.

I will order that 200mm bitfenix pro fan to replace the front.

If I put two 120mm on the top could I use one to exhaust and one as intake?
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My CPU temps weren't rising over the weekend it was just the overall heat from the case. I guess going from 4 120mm and a 200mm top fan it was just always super cold.

I had to open a window and let some of that winter air in to cool the room down in my already cooler basement.

I will order that 200mm bitfenix pro fan to replace the front.

If I put two 120mm on the top could I use one to exhaust and one as intake?

Well, something must be creating that heat. GPU? You can always try the side mesh and deck it out, see where that gets you.

You don't wanna mix up the top like that because then you'll create a circular current where your intake is gonna be sucking some of the hot air from the outtake and putting it back into your case.
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Well, something must be creating that heat. GPU? You can always try the side mesh and deck it out, see where that gets you.

You don't wanna mix up the top like that because then you'll create a circular current where your intake is gonna be sucking some of the hot air from the outtake and putting it back into your case.

I am sure it is the GPU a 6950 Asus direct cu II running full tilt while playing tomb raider. I was actually suprised how graphically demanding that game is. It looks and plays really good which is nice!

I was just suprised by the heat because I am coming from a case that was super cool all the time even playing BF3 on ultra.
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It does have the corsair 200mm exhaust on the top right now. So is that a problem with my zalman cooler?

I want to swap out the front 200mm because the airflow doesnt seem very good with the stock corsair fan.

I will order the 120mm corsair fan for the rear right now.

I just dont know what to do with the two 200mm on the front and top. The front was very warm this weekend which I am not used to because the antec case was always super cool. a few times it was even cooling the room down a few degrees.

I have got an extra mesh window which I use on the otherside to allow additional air flow, this is always an option if you can get your hands on another side panel.
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