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The fan pulls air into the PSU then spits it out of the back, hence filtering them on the bottom. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And the whole heat rises thing is irrelevant when fans are involved. Heat then goes where you tell it to.

Or as ehume would say, "Air goes where you push it." thumb.gif
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post #3782 of 15932
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

The fan pulls air into the PSU then spits it out of the back, hence filtering them on the bottom.

And the whole heat rises thing is irrelevant when fans are involved. Heat then goes where you tell it to.

x650 is a hybrid design though. 90% of the time the fan never turns on, so heat rising from the grill should still play a factor.
    
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My new R4!











Picture of the fz-140 fans to show they are compatible with the mounting system:
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My new R4!










Picture of the fz-140 fans to show they are compatible with the mounting system:

You'd have an easy 10 out of 10 if you would sleeve those wires. It's sitting at a 9 right now. Good job. thumb.gif

Edit: That V8 looks sick in there. Nice choice. biggrin.gif
 
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I agree, looks great already! Nice camera work thumb.gif



One quick and easy mod for R3 users to improve airflow a little is to remove the front doors covering the fans. They serve no purpose as far as I can tell. If you take the front panel off you can see where they connect to the frame. There's two sets of small plastic tabs per door you can GENTLY pry apart while pulling the door to remove them. Try not to break the tabs!

While I had the front panel off I also removed my unused eSATA and Power LED cords. (I didn't have the LED plugged in anyways). Should help cable management a bit. I have such trouble I need all the help I can get! tongue.gif
    
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My new R4!
Picture of the fz-140 fans to show they are compatible with the mounting system:

Nice rig! I was thinking about getting the NZXT FZs for the front of mine haha. How do you like them so far?

I'm planning on getting new fans for my H50, should I go with the GT AP-15s or Swiftech Helix in push pull? I know the GTs wouldnt go with my fan color scheme, but I do plan on doing a slight overclock and want the best one out of the two. I can get two of either one for roughly the same price.
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Nice rig! I was thinking about getting the NZXT FZs for the front of mine haha. How do you like them so far?
I'm planning on getting new fans for my H50, should I go with the GT AP-15s or Swiftech Helix in push pull? I know the GTs wouldnt go with my fan color scheme, but I do plan on doing a slight overclock and want the best one out of the two. I can get two of either one for roughly the same price.

The FZ fans are awesome! They match the case and have nice sleeved cables that are the same length as the fans that come with the case. They move more air than the fans that come with the R4 but you can hear them at full speed where the stock ones are silent. I don't mind this though because I can just use the fan controller to dial them back to 7 volts when I don't need the extra air flow and want silence.
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The FZ fans are awesome! They match the case and have nice sleeved cables that are the same length as the fans that come with the case. They move more air than the fans that come with the R4 but you can hear them at full speed where the stock ones are silent. I don't mind this though because I can just use the fan controller to dial them back to 7 volts when I don't need the extra air flow and want silence.

Thanks for the feedback. Definitely will be getting those in the near future.
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Looks quite awesome with the Spectre.
I also like the way you mounted your HDD. Did you stick it on the sidepannel?
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