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Is there an optimal way to set the define s up for air cooled only?

Well I guess it depends on your setup. Is your CPU air cooled as well or are you using an AIO at all? If you are using all air cooling then you could do (3) 140mm fans up top (exhausting), (3) 140mm fans in the front (instake) and (1) in the rear (exhausting). You could also put a 140mm or 120mm fan in the bottom (depending on if your PSU will allow it to fit - mine won't).

Truthfully there are A LOT of different ways you could do it...I would at least do the (3) intake fans up front though. I wouldn't say there is necessarily a right or wrong and as long as you put some fans in there the temperature differences between the different setups is going to be minimal.
    
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Sweet spot: I think its two in front, one in back, leave top closed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OmkmluAYAQ
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Sweet spot: I think its two in front, one in back, leave top closed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OmkmluAYAQ

Personally, I think people make a bigger deal out of case airflow than it really is. I have had 3 different configurations in my Define S and you really can't tell much of a difference (if any at all). It is one thing to go from horrible airflow (no case fans) to good airflow (having case fans), but the actual differences between different case fan layouts is pretty minimal.

Also, the whole "positive pressure" and "negative pressure" tends to get blown out of proportion as well. I currently have (2) AF intake fans and (3) radiator exhaust fans (granted they are pushing through a radiator). You could argue that this is negative pressure...but I have great airflow, very little dust, and great temps.
    
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Lol, the copying continues. I do like the added psu shroud add on if wanted.

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I do like the added psu shroud add on if wanted.

Plus the top fan filter is sweet for me. That is my biggest complaint about the Define S, though I love everything else.
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That front intake design. Even more restrictive side vents with slots AND I guess non-removable mesh and what's the freaking point of that removable front fan filter behind the door, the fans ain't gonna pull air through that unless you have the door open. What a lousy copy, good job Thermalfake.
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post #13547 of 16284
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Plus the top fan filter is sweet for me. That is my biggest complaint about the Define S, though I love everything else.

Oh yeah that too.
post #13548 of 16284
Well, I haven't been here in years, but I finally decided to upgrade my Arc Mini that I built 3.5 years ago.

The PC still works great for me other than the 256 GB Corsair SSD, which started failing periodically several months ago. That is getting worse, so I have a new 1TB Samsung 850 Pro showing up tomorrow. Today I replaced my old MSI N570GTX with a new MSI 970 GTX Gaming.

Seems like my old i7 2600K is still decent enough, so I am still hanging on to my faithful Arc for awhile longer. thumb.gif
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New Define S build. The processor is 65w i7-5775c, video 750ti. 4 fans in, one fan out through the 140 rad in back.
Top closed for sound suppress. Measured 61C, 1085 xtu at 4.0g.
Benchmarked 4.1g: http://hwbot.org/submission/3032169_
5775c build no power limit
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Originally Posted by Weber View Post

New Define S build. The processor is 65w i7-5775c, video 750ti. 4 fans in, one fan out through the 140 rad in back.
Top closed for sound suppress. Measured 61C, 1085 xtu at 4.0g.
Benchmarked 4.1g: http://hwbot.org/submission/3032169_
5775c build no power limit

Nice. I'm going to try the same setup fan configuration once I get my case. Would you mind opening the top back open only to see if your temps would change at all? This way there is room for exhaust air to rise out.
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