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Looks like youve got 3 fans on the CPU cooler To be honest it dosent make much differance if none,

I like the config youve came up with sounds like it wil work well just take one of the fans off the CPU cooler =)
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Originally Posted by boredgunner View Post
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.
The Delta's that I'm getting (should be here any day) aren't sleeve bearing. I was told they're great for that type of mounting (where sleeve bearing fans aren't).

So you're saying to use just the Delta fans on my cooler, and put the Thermaltake fans as front intake (the ones that are on my cooler now), and move the black NZXT fan to behind the HDD tray? Leave my side intake and exhaust fans as is?

That would put 2 of those Delta fans not in the case, but would probably save my ears . That would still save me one NZXT Black fan and the low RPM blue Rosewill fan too (the one that's in the 5.25 bays now).

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Looks like youve got 3 fans on the CPU cooler To be honest it dosent make much differance if none,

I like the config youve came up with sounds like it wil work well just take one of the fans off the CPU cooler =)
You're looking at it slightly wrong . I've got two fans in a push / pull on the cooler. The "fan" in the middle is just a shroud.
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So you're saying to use just the Delta fans on my cooler, and put the Thermaltake fans as front intake (the ones that are on my cooler now), and move the black NZXT fan to behind the HDD tray? Leave my side intake and exhaust fans as is?
That's what I'd do, except I'd keep the NZXT fan behind the optical drive bay since you have four hard drives. If you move the fan behind the HDD tray, it won't be blowing fresh air around the case, but HDD heat (which is minimal anyway).
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That's what I'd do, except I'd keep the NZXT fan behind the optical drive bay since you have four hard drives. If you move the fan behind the HDD tray, it won't be blowing fresh air around the case, but HDD heat (which is minimal anyway).
You're misunderstanding me ever so slightly. I was saying to move one of the Thermaltake fans to the stock front intake spot (in front of the HDD cage), and move the weaker NZXT fan behind it. The other Thermaltake fan would replace the blue fan in the 5.25" bays.
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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?
I imagine that your computer is not situated where the top fan positions are hidden. If your rig was under a shelf as mine is, you could remove the top grills and do without top exhaust entirely. In that case you could also remove the rear grill and exhaust fan.

However, with your rig in a normal position you need the top grills, which means you need top exhaust fans. So, your proposed setup with 2xDeltas on your heatsink more or less requires 2xDeltas as top exhaust. So you are proposing the best setup.

Front: I love the Rosewill 120mm blue LED fan. If you don't mind noise, having them as front intake will be pretty. The HD cage is quite restrictive, so you want a pull fan to go with it. There's a lovely place for your third Rosewill.

For side intake, listen to your fans. Whatever seems to push air with little noise, that's the one for you.

With your 2xDeltas on top you really won't need a rear exhaust fan, so leave it to whatever you're not using. But don't leave the space empty. A cover would be better than no fan: you don't want the rear top fan drawing air from the outside instead of drawing air from your heatsink.

Remove the unused slot covers adjacent to your vidcards. That will encourage airflow past the cards. When your rig is buttoned up make sure you feel air going out that way. If not, put a stronger fan as side intake. You're verging on a negative pressure rig, so getting air to blow out past the vidcards might be an issue. If you have a problem, remove your back exhaust fan and cover the opening.

You're lucky you're only using one 5.25 slot. I'm using two, so I have to use a pair of 80mm fans where you are using a single 120mm.
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I think I'm pretty much decided on the following:
  • 3x Rosewill Blue LED exhaust fans (stay where they are)
  • 2x Delta 113 CFM fans on the heatsink in push / pull
  • 1x NZXT Blue LED on the side intake (bottom side)
  • 1x Orange Thermaltake fan in the bottom stock intake in the front
  • 1x Plain Black NZXT fan behind the HDD cage (intake)
  • 1x Plain Black NZXT fan in the 5.25" bays

This leaves me the following fans spare:
  • 1x Low RPM Rosewill (might be Raidmax even) that is blue and black, no LED
  • 1x Thermaltake Stock Orange / Black fan
  • 2x Delta 113 CFM fans

I think I like this plan because I feel the Rosewill Blue LED fans should be more than sufficient to exhaust the Delta's air out (2x 75CFM fans exhausting a single 113 CFM fan). I have three of those Rosewills, I have 3 exhaust spots. aesthetically, it would look the best.

The front fans as SEEN would be the black NZXT's, so they would also match aesthetically. The Orange Thermaltake fan cannot be seen if its in the stock intake position.

And obviously the black Delta's on the CPU cooler.

I'm not only wanting this to be functioning correctly, and hopefully give me better temperatures on my CPU; but I'm also wanting it to look aesthetically pleasing.
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