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I never really bothered with my case but this time around I kinda wanna play with it . As far as I know the Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 doesn't have a great airflow and since I'm going to be RMA'ing my HX1000 in a few days I might as well plan on prepping my airflow a bit.

Sorry for the photoshop skills




Here is how it is currently sitting. The two white arrows on the mesh side are the two POS intake 120mm fans I bought just for the heck of it and yes I'm planning on removing them. The one in front is the original gigabyte 120mm intake fan.



I'm thinking of putting a 120mm fan right on top blowing into the case.



Here's the inside, sorry for the mess. Any comments/suggestions are welcome!



And I'm also thinking of this. The two red arrows are the stock gigabyte 120mm exhaust fans, and the blue arrow is the stock 120mm intake fan. The black 120mm fans are my hypothetical fans, showing the flows.

Suggestions/comments on airflow/fans/case mod are encouraged
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No ideas? hehehe
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I used the Black Aurora 570 before(it belongs to my sister now) and like you said, the airflow is not that great.

I wouldn't bother with adding fans on the front 5.25 slots, what I did was replacing the stock Gigabyte LED fans with something more powerful. The stock fans are very very weak. The Scythe S-Flex E/F, or Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM are probably good choices if you can bear with the additional noise.

Even if you do put a 120mm fan on the top 3 front 5.25 slots, the air is not really gonna reach the motherboard and CPU area that effectively.

And as long as the rear exhausting fans push out more airs then the front intake fan takes in, the negative air pressure will draw cold air into the case from the mesh side panel.

You can also replace the stock expansion slot covers with slotted ones so the video card's heat can get out a little bit easier.
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Ok so the 120mm fan on top is gone. How about the idea of 120mm fan on the bottom of the case? And also I'm thinking of putting the glass side window instead of mesh. How can I prevent decreasing the airflow with glass window?
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just turn your cpu cooler to spit out the hot air at back of the case, you've pointed it in wrong direction, current setup is a-ok, just you need a good scrub cleaning..
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just turn your cpu cooler to spit out the hot air at back of the case, you've pointed it in wrong direction, current setup is a-ok, just you need a good scrub cleaning..

So I need to put the cpu fan vertically instead of horizontally? Current the two 120mm dark knight fans are sandwiching the cooler like this.

--FAN--> CPU cooler <--FAN--

Or should it be like this?

back of case <--FAN-- CPU cooler <--FAN--
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