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I have a 902 and was able to set rad at the front with very little modding. Actually I woudn't even call it modding as much as figuring out.
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post #12 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stratman;11875664 
I have a 902 and was able to set rad at the front with very little modding. Actually I woudn't even call it modding as much as figuring out.

The H50 has longer hoses though, the H70 wouldn't be able to reach the front.
 
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Bummer!!!
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post #14 of 26
About that intake on the side making your temps worse I think that may have been a positive pressure issue. You may have had too much going in and not enough going out. You will have a lot of air going in so you might have to put your higher flow fan (or a higher flow fan) on the roof- especially if youre going to turn the h70 around to intake status as well. Until you can get some high flow fan on the roof I think most will agree that leaving your side fan as an exhaust might work.

Alternatively we go against the grain a bit but you could intake from the side and reAr through the h70 and discharge out the front and top. You could even keep the bottom Fan intake and top fan (in front) exhausting.

The principle is to get cool air in and hot air out. If you intake in the back and exhaust the front- nice thing about the h70 is you don't need to mess with anything on the CPU to do so.

Anyway certainly not telling you to do it but the h70 allows for some unorthodox solutions.
Edited by Eno75 - 1/3/11 at 2:08pm
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post #15 of 26
I would suggest not going exhaust/front intake/rear due to the fact that your front fan is low, and rear fan is high. The hot air will not exhaust very well out of the low hole in the front.

Random suggestion. Is there any way you can mount the H50 to intake from the side vent? and keep your exhaust/top/rear and intake front/side?
post #16 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid;11875610 
Right, I'll try out the H70 as intake.

Also, since my GPU is just a bare heatsink (blows hot air all over the case) and not shrouded, when I had the side fan as intake, my GPU temps actually got worse than with no fan.

I think it can be a good choice
post #17 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFrank;11873481 
+1 Hot air rises. 'Nuff said.

Only without fans. Once you add fans that statement doesnt matter. You push the air where you want it. I wish people would get this "hot air rises" out of their head.
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post #18 of 26
well heres my .02 cents

i would put the h70 on top and have the side and back and h70 as intake and the front at exhaust this would force all the hot air away from your parts the quickest and allow for fresh cooler air to enter through the rad. also having it as an intake on the back would be drawing the hot air back in from any holes in your gpu slots.. might not be much but it is there
post #19 of 26
Airflow is weird. In my new lian I get the same temps having my H70 exhaust as I did having it intake on my stacker. So there must be no stagnating air at all, on part I blame it on being a midtower, the rest on the top exhaust fans. If you do any arrangement that reduces exhaust flow you could turn your case into an ez-bake oven. My drive temps went up 10c when I did intake with the stacker.
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post #20 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by derfer;11887475 
Airflow is weird. In my new lian I get the same temps having my H70 exhaust as I did having it intake on my stacker. So there must be no stagnating air at all, on part I blame it on being a midtower, the rest on the top exhaust fans. If you do any arrangement that reduces exhaust flow you could turn your case into an ez-bake oven. My drive temps went up 10c when I did intake with the stacker.

It really depends on how you exhaust your case. One difference between high end aluminum cases like Lian Li and Silverstone make vs steel cases is the presence of restrictive grills in the lower cost cases, which must be overcome with fans. Those fans add noise, and they often can't keep up with the output of air cooling systems directed at them. When you cut out those grills and leave the openings free of obstructions you get less noise and potentially greater airflow.
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