Originally Posted by youyou
has anyone mounted a h100i in front of the R4 ? i want to but it looks like the tubes are too short .
my R4 atm, want to add a water cooler but i don't want to remove the sound things covering the top and the side panel ,that gpu temporary waiting for my 7970.
don't mind the mess .
(though tall RAM heatspreaders make it difficult--but I made mine fit with a mITX motherboard in push/pull).
Originally Posted by athlon 64
Dude there is no point in having a bottom exaust fan. Heat RISES. Basics of psyhics.
There's more to Physics than that, which everyone who says "Heat
rises" (incorrect terminology) forgets. You have to take the whole system into consideration--like drawing a force diagram. People forget about other fans in the system that apply force / push air in different directions. Hot air only rises in a convective loop manner when there is no induced turbulence from other fans, and it certainly doesn't take much for hot air to move sideways from front intake fans, etc. Imagine blowing a fan onto a steaming kettle, you'll see the steam move sideways if the fan is fast enough. Moreover, there are localized packets of hot air and all kinds of complicated microcirculation depending on how segmented your case is. It's not an empty box.Edited by ElevenEleven - 5/3/13 at 3:56pm