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post #2611 of 16068
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Originally Posted by Charlie-- View Post

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

Intakes:
2x 120mm Scythe Slipstream 1900rpm in front panel hooked up to fan controller.
1x 120mm Coolermaster Blademaster in the bottom hooked up via PWM motherboard pins.

Exhaust:
2x 140mm Scythe Kaze Maru 1700rpm in the top hooked up to fan controller.
1x 120mm Coolermaster Blademaster in the rear hooked up via PWM motherboard pins.

CPU Cooler:
2x 120mm Coolermaster Blademaster in Push/Pull configuration.

This set up yields the best flow and temps for me. I have tried the "no rear exhaust" approach, and found no improvement. IMO, the more fresh air you bring in, the better your cooler will perform, as long as you are exhausting all of the hot air as well.

Blade Master

Scythe Kaze Maru 2

Scythe Slipstream

I can't use a side panel fan, because my cooler is too tall. I don't think it would improve anything, as my temps are pretty good. I'm satisfied anyway.

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Originally Posted by WoodiE View Post

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.

What is your ambient temp in the room your pc is in? 30c at idle or low power usage is a great temp.
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Originally Posted by mironccr345 View Post

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

Not to pimp my own case or anything, but check the link in my sig for an easy side panel. biggrin.gif
Edited by Ramsey77 - 5/24/12 at 6:22pm
 
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best panel- no panel biggrin.gif but each to his own
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best panel- no panel biggrin.gif but each to his own

You don't want to do that with a curious 3 year old running around! biggrin.gif
 
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You don't want to do that with a curious 3 year old running around! biggrin.gif

HA! try it with a 7,6 and 2 year old. i'm contemplating a pad lock on my case.
    
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Thanks, i used doublesided tape. And yes i use the stock fans but only at the rear and top. At the front and bottom i use Be Quiet Silent Wings fans, but i think you can only buy this in Europe. They generate max 17dB noise at 1000RPM so they are pretty quiet. Also, i have this fans attached at my CNPS10X heatsink, PSU and my GTX 560 gpu = pretty decent airflow, cfm and almost zero noise under load <3

To be honest, when i look at it it looks just gorgeous but on this pictures is don't look as good IRL biggrin.gif bit crispy i think, will make some high quality pics instead of this cellphonepics


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Edited by misterD - 5/24/12 at 8:02pm
post #2616 of 16068
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Thanks, i used doublesided tape

looks grand, but i like the idea Ramsey had about the e-tape alont the frame rails to blockout the
light bleeding through the open spaces. its on my list to have a clear side panel..

airdeano
post #2617 of 16068
Thanks for the info on your Fan setup Ramsey77 - I've picked up a good few tips there. I'm going to have 2x font intake and 1x rear Exhaust for now as it will be enough. Then add 2 more Exhaust at the top and on intake on the side. I wanted to have one at the bottom instead of the side but my PSU is in the way (I did measure before buying and it seems a fan would fit) but due to the modular cables being low I can't get a fan in there - Should have gone for the the HX750 - Oh well, I live and learn.



Hi, lurker2501 - I was not a fan of windowed side panels and was not bothered that the Arc Midi did not have one to buy as an option. However since owning the case I can not stop thinking about a side window (more so now having seen many great window mods on this forum) - I really want one now. I could not risk having no side panel on with a toddler and cat in the house.
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Just a suggestion, if you are honestly worried about airflow, there is the option of having RAM coolers which I think are extremely underrated. I think this is quite important if you choose the water cooling option and choose not to water cool your mosfets/rams.

I hooked my Zalman ZM-RC1000 to the FD fan controller and you can only hear it if it goes above 80% power. Albeit your CPU temperature hardly decreases but it does cool down the MOSFETS and your memories which really helps to increase the lifespan of your products (plus I painted mine white so it blends in biggrin.gif)
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In!
Just finished my Arc Midi build. Let me know what you think. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Very nice build you done there thumb.gif - Any photos of the back of the case?

Just seen your link to to the British Overclockers Club - Will pop in there later. Also nice to see another great Arc case build from the West Midlands.
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@outcaast. Very nice build and really clean.

I took out the 590 and put some 460's in the Core1K. What yah guys think?
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