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post #4291 of 15859
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

On a hardwood floor there's plenty of clearence for the PSU to get air. Carpet I wouldn't trust as much ( I keep my computers on an extra slabs of granite from an old job site, and my house is all carpet ). Feet would sink into the carpet and cut off circulation.

Simple math says you are wrong. rolleyes.gif
Face area of fan vs circumference of fan times clearance provided by stock feet (17mm) for intake.
15.38 sq cm fan area vs 7.47 sq cm intake... on hard surface, not carpet. thumb.gif
Raise case up so you have 40mm clearance and your intake area becomes 17.58 sq cm.
Raise case up so you have 50mm clearance and your intake area becomes 21.9 sq cm.
Add a 140mm intake fan for case in front of PSU fan and PSU fan looses 25% of it's intake area which means 21.9 sq cm is now 16.42 sq cm free access to airflow... Which is the reason I suggest 50mm

Technical fan area is just fan blade area without center hub/mother area; 15.38 - 1.26 = 14.12 sq cm.

But add in the airflow resistance for turning air 90 degrees from floor to fan, friction of air sliding on floor and case bottom, etc. and you can see why I'm calling a spade a shovel. Stock feet set case too close to surface. thumb.gif

Add carpet and... well... shall we say even more clearance is needed.
post #4292 of 15859
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Originally Posted by Jabba1977 View Post

thumb.gif (sorry for my english, I´m spanish...haha)
Your English is better than many English English. biggrin.gif

Beautiful build.

And that big PSU doesn't cost any more to run then a smaller one so why use what you got? Much cheaper than buying another.
post #4293 of 15859
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Simple math says you are wrong. rolleyes.gif

And yet the tempurate probe in my PSU says the temps are 2C above ambient of my room. So the fan while not optimal in performane in regards to what the fan can do, it is plenty optimal in what it needs to do in terms of keeping the power supply at an efficienct running tempurature.

If you really want to be paranoid enough to get that extra airflow to drop the temps to ambient, then by all means, go ahead it's your computer afterall. I'm not that paranoid and have never noticed a major difference in cooling or efficiency to warrant raising a case 2 inches.
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And that big PSU doesn't cost any more to run then a smaller one so why use what you got? Much cheaper than buying another.

A PSU that large without the parts able to run it within it's effeciency margin rating will make it run at higher loads than say a 500w or 600w would. There's plenty of tests out there that show it, running the same set up and just using higher and higher rated PSU's, you can watch a kilowatt meter numbers raise. A marginal difference in price for most people but a difference nontheless.
Edited by Shrak - 9/23/12 at 10:24am
post #4294 of 15859
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My Fractal Core 1000..
Still waiting for my side panel to be finished.. smile.gif
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Just a little update to the build, I'm done for now except some case lighting and a new CPU, waiting for PD to decide what route I'm going to take, expensive or economical.. rolleyes.gif

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Just a little update to the build, I'm done for now except some case lighting and a new CPU, waiting for PD to decide what route I'm going to take, expensive or economical.. rolleyes.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Should remove that top drive rail if you aren't using the cages, it's an eyesore thumb.gif
post #4297 of 15859
Yea, I agree.. need to find a way to do it because it screws in from the drive bays. I would need a small/right angle screwdriver, but I'll definitely look into it.
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I used a regular (short) screwdriver to get mine out of my XL tongue.gif
post #4299 of 15859
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I used a regular (short) screwdriver to get mine out of my XL tongue.gif

What PSU are you using that have a temperature probe? I couldn't find a way to monitor my Seasonic.
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would a fan controller fit in the 5.25" bay of the define r4?

the knobs stick out half an inch and the door may get in the way.
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