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Alright, I know WHERE to put my fans, just don't know which fans to put in which spots.



So, here's the fans that I have:
  • 4x Delta 120x25 (113 CFM)
  • 3x Rosewill Blue LED (75 CFM)
  • 2x Thermaltake Black / Orange (56 CFM)
  • 1x NZXT Blue LED (??? CFM)
  • 1x Black NZXT (??? CFM)
  • 1x Low RPM Rosewill Blue / Black no LED (really low CFM)

Here's the orientation I was thinking:
  • 2x Delta's on the CPU cooler
  • 2x Delta's as top exhaust
  • 1x Black NZXT as rear exhaust
  • 1x Blue LED NZXT as side intake
  • 3x Rosewill Blue LED as front intake (1 in 5.25" bay, one in stock spot, 1 behind HDD tray)

Not really sure if that's enough or not. I'd like to put a fan right underneath the GTX 470 when it comes in too (470 will go in the same spot the 4850 is in the picture). But I don't really have a suitable fan leftover for that, just the Orange and Black Thermaltakes.

Is this a good plan on those fans? Or do you guys think I ONLY need the Delta's on the CPU cooler? Is there any better way I could set this up?
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Another thing I'm toying with, is just the 2x Delta's on the CPU cooler, moving the Thermaltake orange fans to my intake spots, and leaving the rest as is (probably putting the black NZXT behind the HDD cage).
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Turn the CPU cooler so it blows toward the rear case fan. While you're at it, remove that rear case fan. The CPU cooler will do the exhaust. Less noise this way and if the CPU fans are more powerful, then this will be better for CPU temps. You should probably only use one top fan - the front spot and make it an intake (might want a dust filter for it too). Keep the front and side fans as intakes.

Do some testing and see how this config works out. A better method might be to only use a top fan in the rear slot and make it exhaust. This might be needed for all of that side intake. You don't really want two top exhaust fans - the one at the front will just exhaust the air brought in by the front fans prematurely.
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Turn the CPU cooler so it blows toward the rear case fan. While you're at it, remove that rear case fan. The CPU cooler will do the exhaust. Less noise this way and if the CPU fans are more powerful, then this will be better for CPU temps. You should probably only use one top fan - the front spot and make it an intake (might want a dust filter for it too). Keep the front and side fans as intakes.

Do some testing and see how this config works out. A better method might be to only use a top fan in the rear slot and make it exhaust. This might be needed for all of that side intake. You don't really want two top exhaust fans - the one at the front will just exhaust the air brought in by the front fans prematurely.
It's impossible to turn the cooler to point to the rear. And I figured having 2 top exhausts would help to exhaust the air from the cooler, since the cooler hits both the fans on the top.

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Why is it impossible? With the way you have it mounted, the GPU heat will also pass through the CPU cooler. Not sure how this orientation affects CPU temps though.
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Why is it impossible? With the way you have it mounted, the GPU heat will also pass through the CPU cooler. Not sure how this orientation affects CPU temps though.
Because I only have clips on the top and bottom of my retention module. It cannot be spun around. I could buy a bolt through kit, but I can't afford one. So yes, it is impossible to spin it around, I am STUCK using the clip on retention kit.

And I don't think with the GTX470 it'll hurt temps much, since the GTX470 has a dual slot cooler with rear exhaust.

What about just putting the 2 Delta's on the CPU cooler, moving the orange Thermaltakes to the front intakes, and leaving the rest as is (and probably moving the black NZXT fan behind the HDD cage)?
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you can buy this to turn it to the rear :] I have it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233060
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you can buy this to turn it to the rear :] I have it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233060
No, I can't buy it. I don't have the money. And I honestly could care less anyway. I'm perfectly content with my temperatures as is (I load at 39*C with the clocks and voltages in my sig). I just want to get my new Delta fans in, to hopefully lower temps more.
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The cheap Deltas aren't anything special. If all of your fans use sleeve bearings then put the Deltas on the CPU cooler, blowing upwards. Keep the two top exhaust fans and keep the front and side fans as intakes. I'd leave the black NZXT fan where it is since you have four hard drives.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Logitech G Pro Cooler Master Storm Speed-RX Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 
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