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:S just look at my CPU COOLER
so guys what do you think is the best way lower motherboard temperature ???

should I spend more money for low profile cpu cooler liek SCYTE RESETSU +big side fan

or just get Hyper 212 Plus and nice front 14cm ??


im just looking best way to lower mother board and general temperatures and make it silent
I almost never have the stock fans at full speed because they are too loud
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post #2222 of 15204
Get a 212 ASAP that things fugly!
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Originally Posted by kita24 View Post
Hmm, well I really don't care about what a case looks like; its just a box, and I have 7 decks around the house of all shapes and sizes; its just a tool to me not a cup cake ; )

So if the 200mm fans have horrible air pressure, then I guess that's equal for the top fan/s also? I have read that only NZXT fans will fit in this case...As said earlier, I have no skills or experience modding, just building ; / Thank you very much for your reply, I appreciate it!
I understand what you mean, I use to duct tape my rad to a piece of wood and have the rest laying on boxes

There is no industry standard for fans larger than 180mm and although I've seen cooler master fans in this case, you're best off just getting NZXT fans if you just want to throw it in without modding. The top 200mm fan doesn't do a whole lot... The top and sides are so open that exhausting the case isn't a big deal and the rear 120mm is plenty if you are using a tower style cooler "aimed" at it. Since you aren't water cooling you might as well leave the 200mm on top, it wouldn't hurt and some people think it looks cool. In some situations it could actually hurt performance by creating low pressure zones, but you probably don't need to worry about that.
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so trying to put side fan its just a waste of time and money ???
and its better to save the money and invest the in other thing ???
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so trying to put side fan its just a waste of time and money ???
and its better to save the money and invest the in other thing ???
Dont bother with a side fan, seriously just get yourself a nice cpu cooler h50 Kuhler 920/620 NH D14 silver arrow or anything like them
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Shredicus, did you manage to plug the 4 pin cable from the xtreme plus into your mobo?
Mine doesnt reach so had to use the molex adapter, but pressumably that leaves the fans at 100%? Where as I would quite like to have them running super quiet at idle.
I actually have it plugged straight into the old 4 pin fan connector on the GPU PCB itself
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Thanks again for the reply and insight Dooms101, do you think if I got one of those 5.25" bay converters that hold 3 hds with a 120 mm front fan in, it might help? I`m not sure if the front door has any side vents in it...Also, do you think having dual top exhaust vents makes a significant difference? It seems odd to push air down at the top front, only for it to hit bottom then be exhausted back up...Am sorry to take up your time, and am also aware I am derailing the thread somewhat, so any mods out there, please feel free to delete my posts.

So, in short, am I just being an idiot obsessing over the side fan? I really need to get this build done and get my life back instead of spending 1-2 hours a day trying to find the perfect case...
Edited by kita24 - 4/22/11 at 12:47pm
post #2228 of 15204
just built this last night for a buddy of mine:

sorry for horrible pics, but my phone does not take good pics in low lights, ive asked him to join OCN, too

so he might post up some high quality pics later




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I actually have it plugged straight into the old 4 pin fan connector on the GPU PCB itself
Unfortunately the 6870 has a 3 pin. Invested in an extension cable from ebay to sort the problem. Cheers
    
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Thanks again for the reply and insight Dooms101, do you think if I got one of those 5.25" bay converters that hold 3 hds with a 120 mm front fan in, it might help? I`m not sure if the front door has any side vents in it...Also, do you think having dual top exhaust vents makes a significant difference? It seems odd to push air down at the top front, only for it to hit bottom then be exhausted back up...Am sorry to take up your time, and am also aware I am derailing the thread somewhat, so any mods out there, please feel free to delete my posts.

So, in short, am I just being an idiot obsessing over the side fan? I really need to get this build done and get my life back instead of spending 1-2 hours a day trying to find the perfect case...
Spending a ton of time researching and drooling at stuff you can't afford is half the fun of this hobby! Trust me, we all do it, some worse than others...
But yes, just forget about the side fan completely, and if you're feeling ambitious do the side panel mod and it'll make the case look considerably better. The way airflow is directed in ATX cases with bottom mounted PSUs (most of them anyways), fresh cool air is taken in from the bottom front of the case and directed towards the expansion slots (where a hot GPU could be) and towards the CPU area where a heatsink can take advantage of it. Because warm air rises, the hot air that passed over heatsinks rises to the top of the case and can be exhausted by the rear fan or top fans/vents. As is, the Phantom has great airflow but the top fan is really not needed.

The front door of the case will completely block air and has no vents at all on it. If you want more air flow through the case, you can add a 120mm or 140mm front intake fan that will blow across the HDDs in tandem with the dual 120mm side fans.
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