Originally Posted by xebian13b
I am getting this case for my build as well, and im happy to see someone who has a 4 ghz stable cpu with this case @ low cpu temps, because thats what i'm looking to do. I'm wondering, at what locations did you decided to put all the case fans? I know this Case can hold a total of 5 max, but im curious where you put yours.
I removed the stock rear exhaust, and replaced it with a Enermax Magma http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835214001
. Installed a Enermax UC-12EB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999099
in the front. For the top (rear location) I used a Enermax UCTB14 RT.
Still using the stock side cover fan.
Also blocked off all the vents on the rear panel, plus the unused top, front fan location with tape and heavy black construction paper. This config keeps the case nice and cool and the only fan I can hear is the rear Magma (actually just wind noise). My mobo has a fan control utility where if I turn the system to silent mode it reduces fan rpm by about 45% and makes this unit absolutely silent while increasing the mobo temp and cpu temp by only 2c. Normally the mobo runs at 27c (always), and cpu runs at 31-32c normal every day work load, and while stress testing with Prime95 for 24 hrs max's out at 38-39c depending on ambient temps. This was only possible after installing the Scythe Mugen II with P/P using 2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15's.
The GT AP-15's are unbeatable, and I'm now thinking of replacing the front case fan with a GT AP-14 and the rear with another GT AP-15 when the new 1090T Hex core CPU arrives tomorrow. I can't stress enough how powerful and silent these Gentle Typhoon's really are. If you have the cash don't hesitate to use them!