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My case airflow is terrrrrible.

post #1 of 12
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As the title suggests, the airflow in my newly built rig is terrible, i think its got enough exhaust, but not enough input.

When i close the case and stress test, the HS fan gos up a massive amount compared to when the case is open, i think its because my cables at the front and my HDD is blocking the airflow entrance...

Any suggestions? Im thinking getting a 3.5" to 5.25" adapter and putting my HDD into one of the 5.25 slots (i have 4, one is used by the dvd+rw).

The main problem is the cabling fro the PSU and the HDD cage which im 90% has been installed incorrectly, because the hard drive had to be mounted the other way around and the cables from under it... Pics attached ( i apologize for my crappy phone camera...) and thanks for your help.



post #2 of 12
I think that cpu cooler is what gives you high temps... And yes those wires are blocking the front 120mm fan's airflow, but i've notice stock fans are really weak and barely make it that far. at least in my case it does
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Dude you just gotta **** it that's the way to go..
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post #4 of 12
Stock cooler.

That's your problem. Yeah the cable management could be much better, and the V9 isn't the best for airflow, but it's quite simply all down to your cooler.

Get something with a 120mm fan and enjoy. There's more to it than that, but it is on some level that simple, and you can search out from local dealers and through these forums what models are available and the best purchases. Start with a CM Hyper 212 or Xigmatek 1283/1284 model for the low end of the market, and go up from there into the Noctua or Megahelms range at the top, or consider a Corsair enclosed WC loop H50/70 if you're that way inclined.

As stated above, replacing case fans and really working cable management WILL help, but replacing your CPU cooler will be night and day in sound levels and temperatures.
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post #5 of 12
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I didnt say high temps, i said higher RPM when the case is closed, and lower when its open, because i dont think its getting enough air.
post #6 of 12
Try putting a 120 mm fan in the 5.25 inch drive bay. The stock AMD heatsink/fan is really loud depending upon the case.
post #7 of 12
Regardless, the suggestion remains.

Many cases have the HDD bays oriented that way without issue - removing or changing its direction will change things a little. Your case fans are weak, but acceptable for now.

My guess is that regardless of what you do, the stock HSF will spin-up loudly when the side window is on, and will do so when loading probably with it off. If you want to make the most of your system and keep it quiet, spend the $30 on a new CPU cooler and overclock with lower noise and temps.

It's worth doing some more cable management, and perhaps testing different case-fans or HDD bay locations, but at the end of the day only changing your CPU cooler will make the logical and largest difference to your problem not to mention carrying the benefit of higher overclocking headroom and lower temps across the board.

There's not much left to say really ...
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post #8 of 12
First problem, you have a stock cooler, those things scream, literally.

just go get a better cooler and you won't hear it.
get this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-065-_-Product
post #9 of 12
Its because the included fan is a 60mm fan running at 5000 RPM. Yeah, it's gonna be loud when theres not much air flow...
    
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Originally Posted by jbalsa2 View Post
Its because the included fan is a 60mm fan running at 5000 RPM. Yeah, it's gonna be loud when theres not much air flow...
Try something more like 6-7k rpm.
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