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Planning Cooling lay-out

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Edw4rd, 28 Aug 2012.

  1. Edw4rd

    Edw4rd What's a Dremel?

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    This is what I want to use:

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    Will this work with no exhausts? There will be dust filters on both the 120mm fans.

    Case is Fractal Design Core 1000 (m-atx)
    CPU cooler is Cooler Master GeminII M4

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    Greetings,
     
  2. randomhero

    randomhero Minimodder

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    I personally would put fans where ever it's possible to put fans. More fans at lower speeds is better (and quieter) than a few fans at high speed. Treat yourself to some fans and a fan-controller ;) They are worth every penny ;)

    Fractal Design Core 1000: A total of 3 fan slots (1x 120mm filtered in front, 1x 92mm in rear, 1x 120mm in side panel)

    My layout in this case would be the front and side as intake fans and the rear and psu fan as exhaust fans ;)

    In my Fractal Design R3 I have the following setup:
    * 2 rear Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120mm - 100,6 m³/h, 18,1 dBA (one on each side of my Corsair H70 Hydro Series cooler) - Exhaust
    * 2 front Noctua NF-S12B FLX 120mm - 100,6 m³/h, 18,1 dBA - Intake
    * 1 bottom Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm -110,3 m³/h, 19 dBA - Intake
    * 1 side panel Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm - 110,3 m³/h, 19 dBA - Intake
    * 2 top Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm - 110,3 m³/h, 19 dBA - Exhaust (hot air rises so this is really natural).

    I almost never run my fans on full throttle and on normal use I can't hear that my PC is on other than the HDD's spinning up and down :D
     
  3. Edw4rd

    Edw4rd What's a Dremel?

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    Instead of the side intake I want to mod one extra in the front. I will also be modding a window in the side of the case...

    I thought 900rpm was fairly low, and a fan controller costs money( tight budget)...
    Are those two in the front enough then or would you recommend adding the exhaust in the back?

    Greetings,

     
  4. Dezzsoke

    Dezzsoke What's a Dremel?

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