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I'm also re-thinking about the airflow in my case. People said that throwing fresh air at the Noctua D14 will help too. But in my situation, there's no fresh air throwing at my d14.
Both of the d14 fans are set as exhaust- throwing the air at the rear fan that's also exhaust.
my top case fans are also set as exhaust.

the only intake fans I use are the side panel and the front fan. Note that the side panel's 4 fans are not in the same height as the D14. In other words, The side panel fans are only throwing fresh air at the bottom section of the motherboard, such as the graphic card. My graphic card is also long (hd6970).

I have an idea... should I change the D14 to face upward? and change the rear fan as intake. so the rear fan will be throwing fresh air at the d14 and then the d14 fans will be throwing the air at the top's exhaust fans. will this also reduce the CPU temps? I might add another intake fan inside the case to blow more air at the d14.

but if I change the d14 to face upward, it won't cool the RAMs anymore :/ is it worth it?
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post #2 of 8
How about having the middle top fan turn into intake? If you got 3 5.25 slots free, stick a 120 or even a 140 fan there as well intaking from the front.

Cooling the ram isn't really that big a deal though imo, sure the air pressure inside the case helps, but it doesn't really make it or break it if you're gonna OC much.
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wait so I don't need to make the d14 upward? just leave it facing left?
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post #4 of 8
Can leave it facing left to the rear of the case. Having a fan at the 5.25 bays takes air from the front of the case outside blowing towards to the ram and D14 would help a bit.
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ok btw, the top 2nd fan (the middle one) isn't 100% facing at the d14. the position of the middle fan is the right-er, whereas the d14 is left-er. however, the 1st top
fan is 100% facing at the d14. should I change that 1st top fan to intake?
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post #6 of 8
Top fan closest to the rear should be exhaust, since air from the D14 is moving from front to back, the warm air being expelled will be taken in from both rear exhaust fan, and top rear exhaust. The middle or 2nd top exhaust fan can bring cooler air in on top of the ram area (or close to it) and on top of the cooler itself. Just flip the middle top fan from exhaust to intake.

Hope you can forgive the MS paint quality work here, but it's fairly simple enough. Light blue arrows indicate places for fans and intake (I know this case isn't the same, but the you get the idea), and red being exhaust.



Edited by yoshi245 - 3/12/11 at 3:57am
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thanks. Ok. I have an extra 140mm/200mm fan for the top front, but how do you screw it? my case is haf 932
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post #8 of 8
You need a 7/64 allen wrench to remove the screws at the top and/or side panel 230mm fan. The 140mm on the rear can be removed via a normal Phillips head screwdriver.
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