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There's this article,

http://tech.icrontic.com/articles/pc..._cooling_guide

But it doesn't do load temperatures, and it probably uses an older, lower-watt CPU and uses a stock heatsink (doesn't care about heatsink airflow direction).

Is there a better one?

If not, I think I will re-create this test with my HAF.
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First its from 2003. And considering the graphics i wouldn't trust it.


LOL 80mm fans..
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epic pic to show airflow
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i dunno about single exhaust being the best airflow for the computer
but it's definitely the best for my room temps, my room stays the SAME TEMP with just 1 exhaust!

when i had 5 fans before with antec 300 couple years ago, my room temp was at least 10-20 degrees hotter than the living room when i wasn't even doing anything besides surfing the net
now just 1 exhaust fan, i dont feel a difference in room temperature
and temps are decent idling around 30's on cpu/gpu/motherboard
load at around high 40's

more fan = more airflow = cooler computer was my thought process
until i realized more fan = hotter room
i immediately switched to less fans = cooler room
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I'm not promoting that article.. I'm asking if anyone knows of a more up-to-date one, and one that shows LOAD temps.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by tat098 View Post
i dunno about single exhaust being the best airflow for the computer
but it's definitely the best for my room temps, my room stays the SAME TEMP with just 1 exhaust!

when i had 5 fans before with antec 300 couple years ago, my room temp was at least 10-20 degrees hotter than the living room when i wasn't even doing anything besides surfing the net
now just 1 exhaust fan, i dont feel a difference in room temperature
and temps are decent idling around 30's on cpu/gpu/motherboard
load at around high 40's

more fan = more airflow = cooler computer was my thought process
until i realized more fan = hotter room
i immediately switched to less fans = cooler room
cooler room = hotter computer

your fan setup will have nothing to do with the heat input to your room. With less fans you are just isolating more of the heat into the computer which eventually will leak into your room anyway.

As it has been stated in other posts. Apparently more intakes will give you less dust than more exhausts. I personally just to get as much airflow through my case as possible, and clean the dust as it happens on my filters.
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post #7 of 10
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I think he was being sarcastic, Lith. Trying to prove a point by an obvious statement/lie.
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I did a lot of experimenting I git the best results with.

1-120mm fan in the 5.25" drive bay as intake
1-200mm fan in the bottom front as intake (mainly cools hdd)
1-120mm fan on the bottom as intake (helps cool the graphics cards)
1-200mm fan on the side as an intake
1-200mm fan up top as exhaust

I had a h70 so I have 2 120mm 3000rpm fans as push pull on the back exhaust. I found the best results with placing the most powerful fan here.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by tat098 View Post
i dunno about single exhaust being the best airflow for the computer
but it's definitely the best for my room temps, my room stays the SAME TEMP with just 1 exhaust!

when i had 5 fans before with antec 300 couple years ago, my room temp was at least 10-20 degrees hotter than the living room when i wasn't even doing anything besides surfing the net
now just 1 exhaust fan, i dont feel a difference in room temperature
and temps are decent idling around 30's on cpu/gpu/motherboard
load at around high 40's

more fan = more airflow = cooler computer was my thought process
until i realized more fan = hotter room
i immediately switched to less fans = cooler room
I don't see how that makes any sense. Your computer produces the same amount of heat regardless of the airflow. The airflow simply removes the heat from the case. Over the course of several hours that heat will find its way into your room regardless of airflow.

Your computer isn't some sort of multi-dimensional black hole where the heat simply vanishes. If your computer consumes 400 Watts of energy then it puts off 400 Watts of heat, period. The amount of heat produced in a room is related to power consumption, not airflow.

I own one of the highest airflow cases out there, the FT02. I don't notice the temps in my room increasing at all because of it.
    
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I don't see how that makes any sense. Your computer produces the same amount of heat regardless of the airflow. The airflow simply removes the heat from the case. Over the course of several hours that heat will find its way into your room regardless of airflow.

Your computer isn't some sort of multi-dimensional black hole where the heat simply vanishes. If your computer consumes 400 Watts of energy then it puts off 400 Watts of heat, period. The amount of heat produced in a room is related to power consumption, not airflow.

I own one of the highest airflow cases out there, the FT02. I don't notice the temps in my room increasing at all because of it.
agree, another thing is when hot air goes out from cooler is not so hot as if it will just go from case without cooler. iam saying this becouse i went out of house to buy 2 140mm fans to suck hot air from case and left my pc with prime95 for work out. When i came in room after 2h it was hot, installed 2 fans on the top of case, sitting 5h and its still not hot. proc droped 5C.
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