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post #3441 of 15204
hmm this gives me something to think about. i currently have my top fans in a in/out so i might reverser the fan and see what happens

also what would your opinion be of a fan in the 5.25" bays? would it help? of course it would be an intake but with that there would the top front as an intake be of any help at all or no?

as well as a fan in the one of the bottom vents

I plan to test this but I would like to know your opinion and as to reasons
   
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post #3442 of 15204
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There are a lot of questions, and some arguments, for how the fans should be placed in the Phantom. Read on if you are curious. Questions, comments and the indubitable arguments are greatly appreciated and accepted......
thanks it really helped a lot.
i will post some pics of my rig, of the 90 degree cpu cooler flip
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post #3443 of 15204
I might try the 90 degree turn and see how the temps go, after I change the top front fan to exhaust
   
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post #3444 of 15204
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hmm this gives me something to think about. i currently have my top fans in a in/out so i might reverser the fan and see what happens

also what would your opinion be of a fan in the 5.25" bays? would it help? of course it would be an intake but with that there would the top front as an intake be of any help at all or no?

as well as a fan in the one of the bottom vents

I plan to test this but I would like to know your opinion and as to reasons
First, definitely switch the 200mm to exhaust. By having one an exhaust and the other an intake, it is causing a warming effect of exhausting hot air and then drawing it right back in instead of allowing it to continue to move away from the case. Also by having it that way, the dynamics inside the top of the case are causing the two 200mm fans to loop causing a vortex at the top of the case and forcing the rest of the air in the case to use the rear exhaust as its only means of escape and pushing the hot air down onto the CPU and memory.

As far as installing a fan into the 5.25" bays and assuming you fix the vortex by switching the 200mm, it will provide a little bit of cooling for your memory when the front door of the case is left open. The two downsides are that it is also going to interfere with the cooling dynamics going on below as well as add heat to your memory when the front door is closed thereby shotening the lifespan of your memory. When the case is closed, it is designed to draw as much of the HDD heat out of the cable management side as possible. By adding a fan up higher, it changes the route of the air by vacuuming it up instead of out the side.

For the bottom vents, it would help with cooling your HDD only if you have some type of duct under the case to ensure all the hot air is being forced to expel out the cable management side or back of the case; otherwise, the heat dissipated out the bottom is going to go right back into your case via the two 120mm side fans sucking it right back in.
    
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post #3445 of 15204
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as well as a fan in the one of the bottom vents

I plan to test this but I would like to know your opinion and as to reasons
I thought you were going to try a fan in the bottom of case several days ago? It will do more to lower case temps than any other fan placement. The two side fans I find are as much use as rubber lips on a woodpecker......nice screws though for using on an H50......
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post #3446 of 15204
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thanks it really helped a lot.
i will post some pics of my rig, of the 90 degree cpu cooler flip
Since our systems closely resemble each other, I think you will like the result and see much better temps. I know I did.
    
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post #3447 of 15204
count me in love this case definitely thinking about modding a side window into it as well
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The two ASUS IPS LED Monitors arrived today as well as the green NZXT 2Meter LED Cable, new keyboard and the Multi Card Reader...Almost done! Still waiting on the 2nd GPU, 2nd BluRay Burner, Webcam and Trackball.

I can't wait to see how the monitors look.
    
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post #3449 of 15204
here are the pics of the flipped cpu cooler plus i have changed the place of the small hdd cage to the 5 hdd one:


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post #3450 of 15204
Yes I said I was going to a few days ago, but I have yet to find something to hold it in place, I'm going to get blue tack this weekend, as for the 5.25" bay fan, I leave the door open most of the time and all my hdds are in the big hdd container and I have taken out the smaller hdd holder, so if i would to put a fan their the air would go straight from the bottom up with no hdd to block its way

my ambient temps are in the low 20's so having my load temp in the 60's is kinda high for me, I'm going to try to do the fixes and see if my temps will change.

Do you think I will gain anything if i rotate my heat sink 90 degrees?
   
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