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Why would you take air in from the top?? IMO top should ALWAYS be used as exhaust..


fifth grade science, 'hot air rises'.....
So, what is the purpose here? To re-enact the fifth grade? To cool your motherboard components? Perhaps you wish to warm your cpu with the air that has been heated by the other components in your case?

My setup brings fresh air to the front of the heatsink, which then uses it to cool the cpu. The air goes where you push it - direct observation, not taught in elementary school, alas.

Or we can ditch theory and learn from data: people who switch from top exhaust to top intake get about a 5c improvement in their cpu temperatures.

Fifth grade science is for fifth graders.
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Well said, Ehume! so, I have a Cooler Master 690 II Case and i also have 2 of

that dont work properly on TOP, the Case comes with a 140mm intake fan at the front, and the rear exhaust fan. I'm planing to change that rear fan, for one of the blue led fan that I buyed. SO, I need to install some good fan at the TOP and BOTTOM for Intake...my question is: should I buy 2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 for TOP and BOTTOM? I would be VERY happy if someone can recomend me some Blue LED fan for TOP that can perfonmance as well as the Gentle Typhoon Ap-15 (all my case aparience is based on Black and Blue colors).

NOTE: sorry, I'm still learning english
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frW you should definitely take the time and clean up those cables. All those cables just going every which way disrupt the airflow inside of your case. It will be time well spent if you are trying to achieve a good airflow case.
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frW you should definitely take the time and clean up those cables. All those cables just going every which way disrupt the airflow inside of your case. It will be time well spent if you are trying to achieve a good airflow case.
This is completely true. My own case looks fairly messy but I am careful to keep the airpaths free as much as possible.

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Well said, Ehume! so, I have a Cooler Master 690 II Case and i also have 2 of these fan that dont work properly on TOP, the Case comes with a 140mm intake fan at the front, and the rear exhaust fan. I'm planing to change that rear fan, for one of the blue led fan that I buyed. SO, I need to install some good fan at the TOP and BOTTOM for Intake...my question is: should I buy 2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 for TOP and BOTTOM? I would be VERY happy if someone can recomend me some Blue LED fan for TOP that can perfonmance as well as the Gentle Typhoon Ap-15 (all my case aparience is based on Black and Blue colors).

NOTE: sorry, I'm still learning english
Since you are in Venezuela it will be hard to tell you what fan to get. I reviewed fans in item 1 in my sig. Also, Gentle Typhoons are the best fan for any purpose, but you do not need 1850rpm AP-15's for your case. I have an 800 rpm AP-12 for front intake, a 1150 rpm AP-13 for bottom intake and a 1200 rpm Scythe Kaze Maru 140mm for my top intake. Since the case sits a half meter from my ears it must be quiet.
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post #15 of 18
following ehume's suggestions, i added a low rpm fan as an intake fan on top and it improved cpu load temps by 2c. upgrading the 2 front stock intake fans to gt ap-15s (controlled with a fan controller to adjust noise level) netted me another 2-3c. this was for a 3.86 oc, so 5c diff is huge.

the only issue for me is getting air to cool my mosfets. even with a fan blowing air up from below, i can not keep it cool enough for a 4.0 oc. i don't blame my case, heatsink, or fan setup however. i think it's more a function of my boards vrm/mosfets not being able to handle such a high oc. i can't complain though, as i only paid $60 for my board.

one thing i may try just for fun is to use the back fan as an intake fan to cool the mosfets.
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post #16 of 18
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So, what is the purpose here? To re-enact the fifth grade? To cool your motherboard components? Perhaps you wish to warm your cpu with the air that has been heated by the other components in your case?

My setup brings fresh air to the front of the heatsink, which then uses it to cool the cpu. The air goes where you push it - direct observation, not taught in elementary school, alas.

Or we can ditch theory and learn from data: people who switch from top exhaust to top intake get about a 5c improvement in their cpu temperatures.

Fifth grade science is for fifth graders.

What he says is true but i took it that much further and did two(2) fans at the top, and yes guys this man has done the home work and it does work.

Once I also removed the bee hive grill and fan I could feel more air movement through the rear fan exhaust, the numbers don't lie.

But yeah I have:

2x Noctua NF-P14 FLX (Top induction "Heatsink,RAM,Mosfets")
3x Noctua NF-P12 (Heatsink)
1X Noctua NF-P12 (Front induction "Drive bays")
1x Noctua NF-P12 (Front induction "HDD's")
1x Noctua NF-P14 FLX (Side induction "GPU's")
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 1/25/11 at 4:27am
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Since you are in Venezuela it will be hard to tell you what fan to get
My ubication it's not a big problem, because I buy from Amazon, and a Courrier service ships the items to my country , all my system comes to me in that way! Well, PERFECT...so I'll order 2 or 3 GT's AP-14 because I dont need the AP-15, and I save some $ too (in my country, you must think very WISELY before spend $) I'll also buy a Kaze Master (KM02-BK) . Thanks for Help me Ehume....u'r like a Sage of the Air Flow XD
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frW you should definitely take the time and clean up those cables. All those cables just going every which way disrupt the airflow inside of your case. It will be time well spent if you are trying to achieve a good airflow case.
You really think it would make a huge difference if I put some stripes on those cables and put them nicely?
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