DPete27 wrote:1) I would NOT recommend installing 80mm fans in the back. You have more than enough exhaust with the radiator and 120mm fan on the side. If you have more exhaust than intake, that nice fan filter on the front won't do a bit of good. In fact, I probably would have removed the 120mm fan altogether and put the radiator in it's place. See Corsair pictures for reference. (they're obviously using a H100i, but you get the idea)
2) A fan grille for the 200mm fan will prevent wires from getting in the way.
3) Those small/thin black zip ties work great for cable routing and keeping them out of the way. With windowed cases, this is especially important. Nice and tidy.
CeeGee wrote:That 200mm front fan looks like it's setup to exhaust in your photos.
Gandolf wrote:The Radiator is hooked up with the fan bringing cool air from the outside into the radiator. That is what corsair recommends. The front 200mm is also intake.
DPete27 wrote:Gandolf wrote:The Radiator is hooked up with the fan bringing cool air from the outside into the radiator. That is what corsair recommends. The front 200mm is also intake.
Suffice to say that the radiator being located right next to the 200mm fan would mean that if you switched the radiator fan to exhaust, the intake would be fresh air directly from the 200mm fan. Then it wouldn't be pumping the CPU heat into the case either....
My personal preference is to use the least fans possible to achieve an acceptable level of cooling. That keeps the system as quiet as possible. If your 80mm fans are very quiet, I suppose it wouldn't hurt for getting the GPU heat out. But keep in mind, the law of diminishing returns applies to case fans/cooling (maybe installing just the 80mm fan closest to the GPU would do the job?). Cooling is a bit of trial-and-error process to find the perfect balance.
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