What would be best possible air setup?
This is just something I've been rolling around in the 'ol noggin. If you were building it all from the ground up, it seems that you'd want to take advantage of the fact that heat rises. So your cpu's heatsink would be facing the top of the case, and the fan attached to it would blow air in that direction. There would also be a fan in the top of the case, just above the cooler. As so many cases have. This would help the warm airto just keep on traveling upwards and out of the case.
Your card would have a squirrel cage fan, and blow air out the back of the case. So the card would contribute to temps inside the case as little as possible. The PSU would not even be in the case, once again so as to contribute no heat. Maybe extension cables could be used for the PSU... some way or another for it to be outside the case. I think the Not From Concentrate boutique builder did something like that once. Rigged up a PSU to be outside of the case.
Lastly, have a single fan on the front, and a single exhaust fan on the back. So we keep ambient temps in the case as low as possible. Along with excellent cable management. I guess the best cooling setup would be to use an open air case, and just dust the thing regularly. But I'm talking about a standard computer case, not a dust magnet. Anyway what are your thoughts on the perfect air cooling setup?
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