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AP-14s : 1450 RPM Air Flow: 85 m³/h Noise Level: 21 dBA.

Gelid Silent: Fan Speed (RPM): 1500 ,Noise Level (dBA): 25.5 ,Static Pressure (mmAq): 1.6

Gelid Wings: Fan Speed (RPM): 1500 ,Noise Level (dBA): 25 ,Static Pressure (mmAq): 1.925

Noctua P-14: RPM: 1200 Airflow: 10.3 m³/h ( CFM) Noise: 19.6 dB(A)

Noctua P-12: RPM: 1300 Airflow: 92,3 m³/h Noise 19.8 dB(A)
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Looks fine to me
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The top Gelid Wing pulling air in should be flipped. Other than that, you're set.
 
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I was going following ehume's layout thing.. slightly.
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front and bottom should be intake.
the top and back should be exhaust.
i have used this method for 8 builds and all have had very good cooling.


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I agree with Mojo (Edit-and dimwit), you could get some very weird air patterns forming there, if you flipped it it'd all be nice and streamlined.
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just follow ehume and only use 1 fan for top intake.

having the 2nd one blowing out will disrupt the flow thats going through your nhd14
    
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I could relocate a wing to the side panel then..
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The major air route should be established as shown by the green arrow. Fresh ambient should, preferably, travels in the shortest and most direct route (ie a straight line to avoid a change of direction to prevent velocity loss) to feed into the NH-D14.

And, hot air should be exhausted similarly as well (ie your red arrow going up should be eliminated). So, top rear Gelid Wing A should be removed. Also, it should not be used as intake because there is a high likelihood of its sucking the hot air exhausted from the rear Gelid Wing.

For top front Gelid Wing B, I suggest: take it out first. Then put a piece of toilet paper with a corner taped above that opening. Now, do some gaming and observe whether that opening is exhausting air out (ie toilet paper being blown up) or the opening is intaking air (ie toilet paper get sucked in):

(a) If air is being pushed out, I suspect those air comes from the Gelid Silent C. This means, those fresh ambient air (intaken by Gelid Silent D) is escaping prematurely (3 dotted green arrows). In other words, the green arrow is being weakened. So, you set up Gelid Wing B as intake to push air back in. The rpm needs to be a little higher.

(b) On the other hand, if air is being sucked in, this is good news as this intake of air is strengthening the green arrow. Now, you can still use Gelid Wing B to further supplement this natural intake (ie to strengthen the green arrow). The rpm needs not to be as high as too high rpm might alter the path of the green arrow by pushing it downward.

The rest looks OK at this moment.

Edited by windfire - 2/12/11 at 5:37am
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I would use the top two as exhaust.
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