I posted this in the air cooling section, and maybe I could post it too for a bit more help.
ust a question:
Say I have a heatsink with 2 fans in push-pull @ 95CFM each and say you have 4 intake and 4 exhaust case fans @ 40 CFM each...
What kind of impact would this have on overall airflow and cooling performance? Should I get higher CFM fans? the good thing about the fractal design fans is that they are completley silent - like 9dba @ 900 RPM, match the overall look I'm going for, but have low CFM. Would 8 of these fans in an Arc Midi provide enough general airflow and would they be enough to offset the higher CFM fans on the heat sink assuming I had 4 dedicated to exhaust?
One person in the other thread suggested that I face the heatsink so it exhausts air toward the top of the case, seems like a good idea - does the orientation of the heatsink really matter?
I just see so many people with fan controllers to dial back loud fan speeds and thus lower the CFM. So I'm thinking why not just get these low cfm, silent fans - as long as they would provide adequate cooling.
Although this has me thinking of the Frio over the Spire Thermax Eclipse II as the stock fans have built in fan controllers to dial back the speed, and also perfectly match the black and white colour scheme of my case. My goal is to have a quiet, good looking case with a black and white colour scheme.
Sorry, it's a lot at once, bit if anyone thinks they are knowledgeable to provide some input please do! I'd really appreciate it