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post #13071 of 15201
my new 1300rpm 200mm fans came in today and i decided to run prime 95 to check temps, well very good results and thanks to Darlene for the advice! thumb.gif



i'll probably start saving for a custom loop or are these new temps acceptable? :O

Here's the old prime 95 results with the 800rpm fans

post #13072 of 15201
Hey guys, would adding the side 200mm fan be worth it? I bought an extra one for the top, the performance one. The sound the bearing makes is horrible so I keep it on low all the time. Thinking the side one would be a bit better since it blows air onto the motherboard. However I'd like to get a quiet one, thinking it's not going to do much. Anyone confirm?
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post #13073 of 15201
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Originally Posted by Xerosnake90 View Post

Hey guys, would adding the side 200mm fan be worth it? I bought an extra one for the top, the performance one. The sound the bearing makes is horrible so I keep it on low all the time. Thinking the side one would be a bit better since it blows air onto the motherboard. However I'd like to get a quiet one, thinking it's not going to do much. Anyone confirm?

If you're air cooling, it makes a significant difference for the better. The downside is that it precludes having a nice window on the side.

There was a fairly well done test of about a half dozen various popular fan configurations that's been linked to multiple times in the several hundred pages here that showed that to be the case.

Interestingly, one of the other findings, was that CPU temps were usually better without the top front fan. (only the rear top fan) The thought was that it pulled air past the CPU cooler fan such that the cpu cooler fan was somewhat starved, and moving less air thru the fins.

Perhaps someone who recalls the test will have a link for you.


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post #13074 of 15201
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

If you're air cooling, it makes a significant difference for the better. The downside is that it precludes having a nice window on the side.
There was a fairly well done test of about a half dozen various popular fan configurations that's been linked to multiple times in the several hundred pages here that showed that to be the case.
Interestingly, one of the other findings, was that CPU temps were usually better without the top front fan. (only the rear top fan) The thought was that it pulled air past the CPU cooler fan such that the cpu cooler fan was somewhat starved, and moving less air thru the fins.
Perhaps someone who recalls the test will have a link for you.
Darlene

Thanks Darlene!

I was air cooling, I am however switching over to a hydro unit tomorrow. The second 200mm fan will help as a push and pull type of deal. I don't think having the silent fan blowing air onto the mobo will do me tons of good. I can't be bothered to add a performance fan either, as they are simply too loud to stand.
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post #13075 of 15201
Hey guys! Check out My Build Log when you get the chance. I completely re-organized the first 2 posts and added an index as well.
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post #13076 of 15201
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Originally Posted by Xerosnake90 View Post

Thanks Darlene!
I was air cooling, I am however switching over to a hydro unit tomorrow. The second 200mm fan will help as a push and pull type of deal. I don't think having the silent fan blowing air onto the mobo will do me tons of good. I can't be bothered to add a performance fan either, as they are simply too loud to stand.

I'd look at the first post on this page for the benefit of having the higher speed 200mm fans up top as pull fans. Use the fan controller to keep it quiet when you don't need the performance, but having it available is a plus.

The side fans usually benefit the GPU(s) the most

But of course, it's your choice to make.

Darlene
post #13077 of 15201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerosnake90 View Post

Thanks Darlene!
I was air cooling, I am however switching over to a hydro unit tomorrow. The second 200mm fan will help as a push and pull type of deal. I don't think having the silent fan blowing air onto the mobo will do me tons of good. I can't be bothered to add a performance fan either, as they are simply too loud to stand.

One thing to note, and something I've noticed from personal experience, is that even with 2 standard low-RPM 200mm fans up top, is that 2 fans can push more CFM than the top mesh will allow through. You can see this for yourself if you pull the front case bezel with both top fans running. You'll feel a significant amount of air coming through the little rectangular hole in the front of the top case bezel.
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post #13078 of 15201
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Phelan View Post

One thing to note, and something I've noticed from personal experience, is that even with 2 standard low-RPM 200mm fans up top, is that 2 fans can push more CFM than the top mesh will allow through. You can see this for yourself if you pull the front case bezel with both top fans running. You'll feel a significant amount of air coming through the little rectangular hole in the front of the top case bezel.

Yeah my 120's up top do that too, even with my custom grills.
post #13079 of 15201
hm, anyone know where I can get a psu cover for the bottom of the phantom? That and where the perforated part of the bottom of the case is, what size rad can you attach to that? 120, 140? Just wondering since im really starting to lean towards a custom loop xD
post #13080 of 15201
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Davitz View Post

hm, anyone know where I can get a psu cover for the bottom of the phantom? That and where the perforated part of the bottom of the case is, what size rad can you attach to that? 120, 140? Just wondering since im really starting to lean towards a custom loop xD

The PSU covers that some of us have are custom made. I don't know of anyone selling premade ones but anything is possible. A 240 will fit laying down. Standing up where the front fan is, I'm not sure.
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