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post #2601 of 16068
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Welcome to OCN and the Fractal Case Club Charlie. What kind of hardware are you filling your Midi with?

Cheers for the welcome.

Well due to a tight budget it's a Frankenstein build whistle.gif So I have a few steps to this build.

Current plan:

Silent PC & cooling 600W PSU (bought & in)
3x Sharkoon SE 800 140mm fans (bought - awaiting del)
Then putting the parts from a slightly (self) upgraded Dell Vostro 200 (E4400 4GB RAM GT440 GPU etc) in.
Upgrade to Win 7 Pro (bought)

Next step:

Upgrade mobo, CPU, RAM and HSF. etc

Yes a strange build, but a man gotta do what a man gotta a do - Will will be great for my needs in the end - Fingers crossed.
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post #2602 of 16068
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Originally Posted by WoodiE View Post

What are your thoughts in this fan configuration?
2x 120mm fans in front blowing in.
1x 120mm fan in back (behind a H70 cooler) blowing in.
1x. 140mm fan on top blowing out.
518

i had arc mini with vents like that + another 140mm on top. it was not good, hot air was in the middle of the case and it would not go out properly. i put 140mm fan on the side panel and its great now, temps are 5-10C lower, depending on the component and hot air goes up through top vents like it should.

tl;dr
put 140mm fan on the side panel.
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post #2603 of 16068
Just finished my side panel biggrin.gif pretty simple casemod but i like it

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post #2604 of 16068
Hey MisterD, how did you attach yours to your case?
 
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post #2605 of 16068
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Just finished my side panel biggrin.gif pretty simple casemod but i like it Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Very nice side mod - Are you using the stock fans that came with the case & what HSF are you using there?
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post #2606 of 16068
Hi WoodiE my two pence is that it is better to have the back and top pushing air out. If you think you need further cooling, put a 120mm fan at the bottom. Good thing about that is you cool the GPU (if you are planning on having one) plus the fan at the bottom has a filter (Win Win!!! thumb.gif)
post #2607 of 16068
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Hi WoodiE my two pence is that it is better to have the back and top pushing air out. If you think you need further cooling, put a 120mm fan at the bottom. Good thing about that is you cool the GPU (if you are planning on having one) plus the fan at the bottom has a filter (Win Win!!! thumb.gif)

Agreed. My coolest temps are with this setup. You want a constant flow of cool, fresh air coming in the front/bottom exhausting out the top/rear.
 
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post #2608 of 16068
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Agreed. My coolest temps are with this setup. You want a constant flow of cool, fresh air coming in the front/bottom exhausting out the top/rear.

Sounds like a good set-up there, is it like so:-

2x front - intake
1x bottom - intake (120 or 140?)

& how many/& size exhausts at top/rear you have?

Why not one on the side? - I 've read mixed thoughts on that one and not sure whether to put one there myself as an intake

Cheers
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post #2609 of 16068
Aww man, I just got finished putting the system together and Windows 7 is installing on it now. I'll monitor temps to see how it goes but right now my CPU temp after the first reboot of windows install is 30c.
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Just finished my side panel biggrin.gif pretty simple casemod but i like it
2mepiqv.jpg

Looks good! I might do the same with my Core 1000! thumb.gif
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