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Build Advice Recommend the highest airflow case today?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AT0MAC, 24 Jul 2018.

  1. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    Im interested to see what the best airflow case might be as of right now?

    Im interested due to the very high temperatures this summer around here, om practically melting...

    No specific build in mind, it's all just a thought, a concept you might call it - hit me with your best bet
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Test bench? And that's a serious suggestion. For once :hehe:

    Edit: Lian Li 011 Air is potentially the best airflow case at the minute I think. At least in terms of support and flexibility.
     
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    @The_Crapman beat me to it, +1 for the Lian Li 011 Air - I've been eyeballing it myself :thumb:
     
  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Plus with Lian Li your guaranteed quality.
     
  5. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    Yea I know, I have owned 4 LIan Li cases and are still sticking to 2 of them, because they are just too damn nice...

    Im more interested to find the not so obvious choice, something I might miss out on but is pure performance
     
  6. AT0MAC

    AT0MAC Pirate Captain

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    Im just looking at Lian Li PC-10N that looks pretty interesting for airflow, specially with those fans right over the CPU/VRM area



    http://www.lian-li.com/pc-10n/



    well it might also look rather outdated, but maybe im looking at it all wrong, maybe a chiller and some insulation would be worth looking into instead...
     
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  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Possibly your best solution is a good pair of headphones, then you can crank the fans up and it doesn't really matter. To you anyway.
     
  8. AT0MAC

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    Thats actually what I do at the moment :p
    I just think there might be better ways, so more airflow in general should theoretically give the same result
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Is this for an air-cooled or watercooled rig? If watercooled you could try a bigger res, the increased volume would give you a bigger thermal capacity. In theory anyway.
     
  10. AT0MAC

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    Well its not really for any build, was just interested to see whats out there. Maybe a future project but not now, as I currently have too much going on and am building a "new" system already (in the sig)
     
  11. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Increased thermal capacity will not occur due to the rate at which the fluid is cycled. It’ll give you better temps when you first boot, but it will all equalize very quickly.

    Having high airflow will only help so much, you’re still increasing ambient temperatures and you cannot get around that unless you’re in a controlled climate - by the sounds of it, you’re not.

    The only way to effectively combat temps is with reduced clocks and voltages. You’re going to be throwing money into the never ending pit otherwise.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Well, if it's for a project, don't think about the airflow it has, think about the airflow it could have :dremel::naughty:

    Tel had a really interesting rig where he'd put perspex tubing from the intake fan to the hsf on the cpu then another section back out. I always though it would be great to create a 'wind tunnel' rig in a similar vein, but a more sealed version molded around the hsf and also feeding a blower cooled gpu. You could feed the small amount of exhaust that comes out the front of the gpu back up over the back plate, which would be more of a 'back box'.
     
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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Having it constantly use new air is one way to ensure the best temperatures possible, but I fear it’s not always practical. :lol:
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Thanks for the info. :thumb:
    *waves delivery people away with bathtub sized res*:worried:

    Also you should be shot for suggesting lowering of clock speeds. We don’t take kindly to folks who lower clocks round here. :nono: now where in tarnation I put that moonshine.
     
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    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    So are any current cases better than a Silverstone FT02 on full blast?

    Pretty sure one of those would take off if you turned it upside down.
     
  16. Dr. Coin

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    How serious is the over heating issue? You could look at small scale temporary climate control system portable AC unit, evaporator cooler or a DIY bucket AC unit.

    Edit:
    Alternate computer case from a few years back...
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  17. AT0MAC

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    Im actually considering the use of a chiller... can build a pretty compact rig in its own right and then place the chiller somewhere connected to the system so its a little out of sight.
    Remember, this is just thoughts, im not in the process of actually doing anything of this, just thinking what could i do eventually if i should somehow change my thermals.

    Lowering voltage and clock is for sure not the way to go.
     
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    All-in-one cooler with the rad externally placed in a miniature beer fridge on top/beside/etc.?
     

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