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Mine:

Bottom intake, back exhaust, top 360 intake
     
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thanks guys. + to you all.

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Originally Posted by Methos07 View Post


That's how mine is setup.
Little off topic question:

How did you go about modding that window? I've never modded/cut plexi windows before. Any precautions I should know about? Although I'm not considering this just yet, but maybe it'll happen.
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Originally Posted by DorkSterr View Post
Mine:

Bottom intake, back exhaust, top 360 intake
This is also how I have mine.
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As CharlieHorse55 suggested to me, I'll pass it along:

Bottom rad exhaust, top rad exhaust. Rear fan intake. Add fan in front of bottom rad for intake (I set up a Scythe Kaze Jyuni slim (45cfm) there so as not to take up too much space...I'll show it in my work-log later when I'm all done)

By intaking through a warm radiator you're really negating the cooling of the radiator up top.
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Hot air rises, cool air sinks. Think about it. Any hot air in your case, you would just be blowing right back into the case if you put the top rad as intake.
    
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Hot air rises, cool air sinks. Think about it. Any hot air in your case, you would just be blowing right back into the case if you put the top rad as intake.
I get that that would be the case if air cooling. However, when trying to cool your radiators, you would already being using the warmer air from inside of the case to exhaust through the radiator. What i'm saying is, warm air passing through a radiator is almost defeating the purpose is it not? Like stacking radiators.. warm air passing from one radiator to another is kinda pointless in my perspective, as it is of others that i've read on this forum. I'm sure there has to be other factors though too such as other intake fans in the case to bring in cool air, however without modding there are non in the obsidian case, other than flipping that read 140mm around for an intake.
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Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post
As CharlieHorse55 suggested to me, I'll pass it along:

Bottom rad exhaust, top rad exhaust. Rear fan intake. Add fan in front of bottom rad for intake (I set up a Scythe Kaze Jyuni slim (45cfm) there so as not to take up too much space...I'll show it in my work-log later when I'm all done)

By intaking through a warm radiator you're really negating the cooling of the radiator up top.
As I was browsing the forums over this topic last night, Charliehorse55 did make a comment of having both radiators as intake, however the circumstances might have been different. i'll try and find it.

Edit: Going to take back that comment until I do find where it was said. Regardless i'll take your comment for what it is thanks
Edited by sivarthcaz - 2/1/11 at 9:33am
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post #18 of 23
Not too much hot air in there if nearly everything is watercooled.

I contemplated sticking a Delta Super High Airflow (220CFM) out back as an intake...then I turned it on and almost went deaf. (and I thought the side window was going to blow off...lol)

Thinking about adding it into some duct work and pulling in air from somewhere else and pointing the duct at the coolermaster excalibur residing out back currently.
Edited by Mongol - 2/1/11 at 11:48am
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Top rad as exhaust, bottom rad as exhaust, rear fan as intake.
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Did my top rad as intake.
 
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