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Hello,

having started reading the many informaitve threads available on OCN, I feel I have learned much allready, mostly from dave's air coolling guide.

I do have a question for the those who like to help new arrivals like me :

I am in the middle of assembling a Raijintek Aenaes case and have four leftover jetflo 120's, so I am wondering should I use them for this case?

I prefer to use the Jetflo's and suspect they are "better" than the fans allready installed

This is the case in question : http://www.raijintek.com/en/products_detail.php?ProductID=20 and these are the fans I alleady have : 3x http://eu.coolermaster.com/nl/cooling/case-fan/jetflo-120/ and 1x http://eu.coolermaster.com/nl/cooling/case-fan/jetflo-120/ ( which is bassicly the same fan withoud LED ) .

My motherboard is a Z170M Mortar : https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z170M-MORTAR.html#hero-overview with a i3-6100 CPU and a stock cooler.

The stock cooler will be replaced by a Scythe Fuma : http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/cpu-cooler/fuma.html or a Raijintek Triton : http://raijintek.com/en/products_detail.php?ProductID=43 to ensure sufficient cooling when the CPU runs at 4500 mhz ( modified bios ).

I would appreciate any advice on Fan placement, since I am not sure on the quality of the installed (3-pin/molex) 120mm and 140mm fans.

I wil continue reading and learning in the mean time
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Some of Dave's aircooling guide is good, but much of it makes statements as if they are absolutes and airlfow / air cooling often does the unexpected.

Seems none of us are familiar with this case, and after looking at their website to find out more, looking at the a front image, I find it hard to believe they their claim of how many fans it 'supports'. While the front panel that will mount many fan combinations there are many, many braces and brackets blocking the area the fans need open in order to flow air through themselves and case. It looks like about a third ot the fans' areas are blcoked by the case them mount into!


It looks like you can use 4x 120mm front intakes. I think I would try 2x 120mm side by side in top half. This will supply air to the motherboard area.

The bottom area should flow enough air to cool HDDs with just the back exhaust.

You might find "Ways to Better Cooling" 5th post of interest. Link is in my sig, 1st post is index, click on topics to see them.

Here is a better rendition of front mounting


You might be able to put one in bottom, but I'm not sure the front grill / vent area can support that much airflow.
 

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Rat finks! That case is another example of "great idea and poor execution". There is no way to get enough case air flow to air cool a cpu and gpu.
 

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Rat finks! That case is another example of "great idea and poor execution". There is no way to get enough case air flow to air cool a cpu and gpu.
Indeed!
A horizontal mATX motherboard case with no side vent for direct airflow to GPU.
A solid back with only fan venting.
No aiflow between lower and upper chambers.
Front vents with airflow not even half close to being able to supply airflow fans need.
And the list goes on.
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Rat finks! That case is another example of "great idea and poor execution". There is no way to get enough case air flow to air cool a cpu and gpu.
Just so happens I bought this case on sale - cheap ($39CDN). Thought it had some good design ideas. It really is as you say about the execution tho...

However, my little nibblers made short work of extra framework on the intakes. This is going to be a retro build using a collection of old parts (And new SSDs). Finally building the Sandybridge system of my former dreams. ;-)

So far, have installed 4x 120mm intake fans. The top section has 2x Scythe S-FLEX F (1600rpm) 120mm mounted to custom shrouds with a direct path to the CPU cooler/GPU. The lower section or data storage basement has 2x Scythe S-FLEX D (800rpm) intakes (Not actually required, but I made a vow to use some of my S-FLEX D inventory in this build).

There's too much wasted space down there and I don't have enough spinners left to fill it up. Will print out doyll's tirade on the case, and with a flurry of origami, use it to decorate all the deadspots down below. Undecided about the stock 140mm exhaust fans. They sound kinda meh...

For me, the worst part is the half measures front filtering. Yes, it has a little nylon dust filter behind the grille. But, it also has a series of unfiltered slits in the plastic bezel that are a free pass to the dust party mob. I've removed the nylon filter and replaced with my own cat-fur-proof version in front of the intake fan shrouds.

Not worried about the lack of side vent for the GPU. There's an intake fan now 1 inch from the rear of the card (380x). Will be snipping out the rear grille, the water-fooling hose plate area and removing all the slot covers. And will be filling in the top open mesh with something more air and dust proof. All in all, expect that with 15-20 hours of modding this case won't be totally horrible.
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Still a week or so away from finishing the build. Can report back with pictures, numbers and cursing if there's any interest.
 

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Definitely interested in how it turns out.
 
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