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Originally Posted by Thogar;13064605 
just get an air conditioner and route the air via tube to the front intake lachen.gif

That was my plan for my overkill build.
post #22 of 59
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Originally Posted by audioxbliss;13058744 
airflow.jpg

My airflow. Pretty much exactly what that Silverstone link above recommends, along with a side fan. Like has been said, first and foremost, air goes where you push it. Then it follows thermodynamics and all that stuff we don't need to know the details about.

audioxbliss and I pretty much agree on airflow. Note that he has removed the rear grill and has no fan there. He has also removed the slot covers from the unused slots in the backplane. The first allows you to use a cpu heatsink pull fan as a case exhaust fan (see item 2 in my sig). The second allows you to blow the heat from your gpu out the back. I don't know about you, but my gpu blows hot air in every direction.

Here's my current airflow:

Beta_Evo_Schemo_-_2c.png

The keys, IMO, are

1. to present the freshest coolest air to your cpu and gpu heatsinks to improve their cooling efficiency; and
2. allowing free passage for your air to get out.

I think you have already seen the benefits of fresh air intake.
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post #23 of 59
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Originally Posted by Thogar;13064605 
just get an air conditioner and route the air via tube to the front intake lachen.gif

I think I've actually seen that here on OCN...check the ghetto mod thread.
post #24 of 59
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Originally Posted by ehume;13065928 
The keys, IMO, are

1. to present the freshest coolest air to your cpu and gpu heatsinks to improve their cooling efficiency; and
2. allowing free passage for your air to get out.

I think you have already seen the benefits of fresh air intake.

So do you think removing the rear exhaust fan altogether will hurt my temps?
post #25 of 59
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Originally Posted by CLeeFESQ;13067043 
So do you think removing the rear exhaust fan altogether will hurt my temps?

It will not hurt your temps. If you have an exhaust fan that cannot keep up with your cpu heatsink, removing it while removing the grill will help your temps.

If you have a pull fan on your cpu you will either not see any temp change or you will see an improvement. With a pull fan on your cpu heatsink you will see it acting as a case exhaust (again, see item 2 in my sig).

In any case, you will either have one less fan to make noise or you will have an extra fan to deploy elsewhere, where it will do some good.
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post #26 of 59
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In any case, you will either have one less fan to make noise or you will have an extra fan to deploy elsewhere, where it will do some good.

My thoughts exactly.
post #27 of 59
My thoughts: all 140mm fans. The more surface area, the better.
    
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post #28 of 59
Or, better yet: these.
    
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post #29 of 59
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth;13067522 
My thoughts: all 140mm fans. The more surface area, the better.

This is very true. I use a Kaze Maru 500rpm fan on my side panel, for example. The screw holes are 120mm standard, and that's what the Kaze Maru has. The grill window is actually larger than a 120mm fan, so the 140mm fills it better.

+rep for US.
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post #30 of 59
Yes. If you can modify your case to fit larger, more quiet fans, why not?

Benefits of larger fans:
-More airflow, producing lower temps
-More airflow, moving more warm air out
-Quieter operation for better sound notifications in gaming, and better enjoyment of music, movies, and shows
-A much more bravado look and feel to the overall presentation of your build

You can even hook these fans up via PWM (pulse-width modulation) and allow them to ramp up as needed.
    
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