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post #3721 of 22194
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I would put the rad in the roof, simple reason - to exhaust hot air from the case.
Then work your tubing options after that wink.gif

Although the 120mm rad I have in the roof of my SM8 is indeed set to exhaust - I prefer my rads to pull cool air from the outside (which the 480mm and 240mm are)... even if they dump it into the case. After all if you're water cooling the CPU and GPUs - all that's doing is making your chipset and RAM a little warmer, and they don't get that hot in the first place. biggrin.gif
post #3722 of 22194
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hey guys quick question, is it possible to fit a 480mm rad in the bottom of the sth10 when using a 480mm monsta in push pull up front? after looking at it and the side rad mount it seems i will have to put a ut60 up front and fit the other two monstas i have in the top and bottom
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anyone know the answer for this one? im thinking ill have to switch to a ut60 up front and put a monsta up top and down below.
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post #3723 of 22194
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

Although the 120mm rad I have in the roof of my SM8 is indeed set to exhaust - I prefer my rads to pull cool air from the outside (which the 480mm and 240mm are)... even if they dump it into the case. After all if you're water cooling the CPU and GPUs - all that's doing is making your chipset and RAM a little warmer, and they don't get that hot in the first place. biggrin.gif

True, true - I think we've discussed this one before rolleyes.gif
Guess I'm stuck in my old ways tongue.gif
post #3724 of 22194
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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

True, true - I think we've discussed this one before rolleyes.gif
Guess I'm stuck in my old ways tongue.gif

Well, to be totally honest - I don't think it makes 1C worth of difference one way or the other... I just find it easier to use the radiator exhaust-flow to positively pressurize the case, as well as making it easier to filter all the radiators. If I had a build with 8-10 filtered intake fans (without rads) then I'd be perfectly happy using the rad fans as exhausts. biggrin.gif

Maybe one day when I have a TX10... tongue.gif


(If you can't tell... I have dust issues where I use my computers). LOL!
post #3725 of 22194
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Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL View Post

I just find it easier to use the radiator exhaust-flow to positively pressurize the case, as well as making it easier to filter all the radiators.

This is a bit out of left field, but has anyone ever thought about mixing up flow directions on 1 rad?
Say for a 360 having the outside fans exhaust and the middle fans intake?

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We all do wink.gif
post #3726 of 22194
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Originally Posted by Whatts View Post

This is a bit out of left field, but has anyone ever thought about mixing up flow directions on 1 rad?
Say for a 360 having the outside fans exhaust and the middle fans intake?
We all do wink.gif

that will only create a recirculation of hot air
post #3727 of 22194
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This is a bit out of left field, but has anyone ever thought about mixing up flow directions on 1 rad?
Say for a 360 having the outside fans exhaust and the middle fans intake?
We all do wink.gif

I can only think of one possibility where this would work. If you had a case that was fairly well sealed - and you had a radiator that was front-mounted - you could place a divider panel (acrylic or metal) between the two sets of fans and run it to the MB area. If the divider ran the entire width of the case you would essentially have a wind-tunnel shaped like a C with the MB in the middle of it. So the fans on one side would push air in - and the fans on the opposite side would push it back out (after it thoughtfully caressed the MB and took some extra heat with it).

Still wouldn't be terribly effective - but at least you wouldn't just be creating an re-circulation eddy at the radiator. biggrin.gif
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that will only create a recirculation of hot air

This. Although to be honest, once the air is outside the case you don't really have to worry about that much at all because the volume of air in the room will equalize with the hotter air from the PC almost instantly (you might lose 1C but I doubt even that). That's why even if you are OC'd to the moon and running your GPUs full blast... the whole room might get noticeably hotter over time - but the air a foot away from the PC will be essentially the same temperature as the air 5 feet from it (barring HVAC or environmental factors). Thankfully actually... otherwise we'd have to have registers every 6 inches to heat or cool a house well. biggrin.gif

No matter what you do - I haven't found a ton of difference... however, I have noticed less dust and very, very slightly better temperatures with basically EVERYTHING that moves air set as an intake (provided they are all dust filtered that is). Although in a case that doesn't have as many holes as a CL case does... it might be a good idea to have at least one or two exhaust fans. biggrin.gif
post #3728 of 22194
I always try to have a radiator on the bottom or front of the case and fans set to intake, then the top and back as exhaust. OF course, this varies with cases where radiators are side-mounted, then you don't really worry about it as much as you just move the air sideways through the case.
post #3729 of 22194
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I always try to have a radiator on the bottom or front of the case and fans set to intake, then the top and back as exhaust. OF course, this varies with cases where radiators are side-mounted, then you don't really worry about it as much as you just move the air sideways through the case.

This - unless you have thick carpet and no wheels to lift up the case. Or unless you doing a SMH10 style where you may have your rad side mounted at the bottom and top mounted. Now that 5 1/4" bays are less used maybe CL should release an adapter for rarely used mount bay devices into the spare PSU mount lulz.

Having rads as intakes and running positive pressure means it's a lot easier to mount filters as you can just make something to cover the entire panel.
     
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post #3730 of 22194
I want SM8 case that has a lot of positive pressure then negative pressure case.

if I mount the rad ontop, then the bottom has no fan at all. all the air is going tobe intake. 1 x bay resvior, 1 x hdd mount, fan mount and maybe one intake fan for it.

if I mount the rad on bottom, then I have to put fan on top as exhast, and no intake fan except fan on the hdd mount.
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