jangove wrote:Is there some good way to sum airflow volumes? And while I'm thinking about it, wouldn't (in the abstract; I'm happily reassured WRT my actual build) a positive pressure setup have lower total cooling than a system with neutral pressure? (After thinking I decided that negative and positive pressures would cancel out, although that is pure intuition).
jangove wrote:Incidentally, assuming that I do decide to overclock -- I'm not disinterested, it has just always seemed to require knowledge that I haven't wanted to accept the opportunity cost to acquire -- would should I expect to make substantial modification? Or, to approach it from the other side, what would I have to do to need to get aggressive with cooling?
kumori wrote:The general suggestion is to bring cool air in the from the bottom and exhaust it out of the top. For positive pressure, make sure that there is more intake than exhaust.
jangove wrote:CPU: Intel i7-4400K 3.5 GHz ###I have never overclocked a processor, but it might be nice to have the option
jangove wrote:Why does case size make a difference? is the increase in air volume that big a deal?
jangove wrote:What does static air pressure actually mean, vs. airflow? For that matter, what property of the fans makes them different?
A huge case is a benefit in the non steady-state condition when you first start your game. If you run your benchmark during the first couple of minutes that the computer is turned on from a cold state, a large case will still be warming up, so you'll get a better e-peen number.jangove wrote:Why does case size make a difference? is the increase in air volume that big a deal?
iamjsmith83 wrote:JAE you just gave me a flashback to a Materials Engineering class I took about 10 years ago. I didn't retain too much from it. If a larger case has say 2 fans on the front and 1 fan at the top rear for exhaust will the case still have positive pressure if the entire top of the case perforated (even though there are no fans mounted on top)? My first thought is that some of the warmer air inside the case would naturally rise out of the top of the case with no fans while the rest would be exhausted out of the rear fan.