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Yeah the sigrig, cheers Bliz.
Yeah edits are broken right now... :/
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Originally Posted by bjonbjonbjon View Post

Hey guys, i am planning to get a fractal core 1000 case. Was wondering if I could fit a corsair h70 cooler inside. I noticed that the back panel is a 92mm cut. Was thinking if I could stretch it to the front 120mm fan. I'll be using a gtx 580 card, along with a asus maximus gene IV mobo. Thanks in advance.

Yes, it will fit. The H70 is about the same size as my Coolit Eco which fits perfectly fine in the front 120 mm slot on the Design core 1000.
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Axipher can you hop on IRC for a sec?
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Originally Posted by csm725 View Post


I wonder, how would airflow be if I kept the two top fan openings shut and had two front 120s, one side 140, and a D14 blowing air out the back?



Don't ignore the best exhaust point = the top panel

Hot air naturally rises, therefore top mounted fans are extremely
efficient at exhausting air. Expecting to perform this laterally is
never gonna be as effective.
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how good are the 140mm case fans? Are they quite and good enough at keeping the system cool?

I'm living in the upstairs room of an apartment and I've heard it gets hot in the summer (Ontario, canada)
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Originally Posted by ChesterCat View Post

Don't ignore the best exhaust point = the top panel
Hot air naturally rises, therefore top mounted fans are extremely
efficient at exhausting air. Expecting to perform this laterally is
never gonna be as effective.
You do know how small natural convection is, right?
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how good are the 140mm case fans? Are they quite and good enough at keeping the system cool?
I'm living in the upstairs room of an apartment and I've heard it gets hot in the summer (Ontario, canada)
The ones on Arc midi were Ok. Weren't anything fabulous though. They'll keep a rig at decent temps, but they arent very silent imho.
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I'll be getting two FD Silent Series 140mm since they're only 9dBa...
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I promise to cleanup the cable mess when I'll be a little less lazy biggrin.gif . And you were not harsh, just realistic. I can take constructive criticism.

Since the cables are so stiff to bend and route around, I'm always afraid of breaking something when inserting them. Must learn more about cable management I guess.
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Good choice on a great case
Excellent case indeed. Nice and quiet just the way I intended.

Thanks for the example Kimir.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post

how good are the 140mm case fans? Are they quite and good enough at keeping the system cool?
I'm living in the upstairs room of an apartment and I've heard it gets hot in the summer (Ontario, canada)

The fans that come with the fractal cases are ok-ish but not great quality. They are quiet but don't move much air considering their speed. Mine had a bit of a wobble too, so i don't expect them to last indefinitely. Replaced them with noiseblocker blacksilent fans which are still very quiet but move a bit more air and last forever.

To be honest, pretty much all fans that come pre-installed with cases are not good. The only really good ones that i know of are the air penetrators in silverstone cases and the slipstreams in scythe cases. Even many expensive cases from Lian Li or Corsair only have rubbish/mediocre fans installed.

[Edit:] @Blizlake: I'm suprised you consider the fans loud. I compared the 120mm version to a scythe S-Flex of similar rpm and the fractal fan was quieter but moved less air. Even compared to the noiseblocker fans, which are universally considered to be very quiet, the fractal fans didn't stand out negatively. I think they sacrificed airflow for noise reduction, so you have to crank the fractal fans up to high speeds for decent airflow.
Edited by Stompy - 2/27/12 at 4:54am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stompy View Post

To be honest, pretty much all fans that come pre-installed with cases are not good. The only really good ones that i know of are the air penetrators in silverstone cases and the slipstreams in scythe cases. Even many expensive cases from Lian Li or Corsair only have rubbish/mediocre fans installed.

[Edit:] @Blizlake: I'm suprised you consider the fans loud. I compared the 120mm version to a scythe S-Flex of similar rpm and the fractal fan was quieter but moved less air. Even compared to the noiseblocker fans, which are universally considered to be very quiet, the fractal fans didn't stand out negatively. I think they sacrificed airflow for noise reduction, so you have to crank the fractal fans up to high speeds for decent airflow.
lol looks like the edit-system is still fubar, your edit doesnt show up on your post but it does when I quote you.
And I must agree that most fans that come in cases are crap, the aforementioned air penetrators are good and so are the fans Bitfenix has in their cases as those are the fans they sell separately.

And what I meant was that the noise is high compared to the airflow and the sound is annoying when compared to other fans from akasa, scythe and bitfenix for example. I think my gpu temps dropped like 5 degrees when I switched the two front fractal fans @12v to AP-13's @7v on my old R3, but it was still dead quiet.
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