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Does Case airflow affect temprature alot?

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May 10, 2013 2:22:58 AM

Like the title said, would the better airflow in Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus make a huge difference comparing to Zalman Z11 plus? because I really like the blue LEDs in zalman + the design is much better imo also theres USB 3.0. So if CM makes alot of difference i would have to get it :S

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May 10, 2013 2:48:56 AM

Airflow can make a pretty large difference, although I'm not aware of the specs on those two cases in that regard.
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May 10, 2013 2:51:10 AM

Depends a lot on what you have in the case. If you have a CPU that doesnt create much heat, a gpu that has a good exhaust setup and no hdds - then probably not.

However, if you have a overclocked CPU, a powerful GPU which doesnt exhaust the hot air out the rear and a few HDDS, then it will help with the temps.
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May 10, 2013 3:00:38 AM

Specs that im getting:
Graphics card:EVGA GTX 670 FTW
Proccessor:INTEL CORE I5 3570k OEM
Memory ram:8Gb DDR3 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance
Motherboard:ASUS P8Z77- V LX
Power supply:750w CORSAIR TX750
HardDrive: 1TB HDD 7200RPM (WD10EZEX)
Case: ZALMAN Z11 PLUS BLACK
Cooler: Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X Army
SSD: 120Gb SSD Samsung 840 Series (MZ-7TD120BW)
Will Zalman Z11 do good enough? Because i REALLY like the design of it and prefer over HAF 912
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May 10, 2013 3:06:13 AM

Is that the FTW with the dual fans or the single fan? As I recall, the dual-fan version vents into the case, while the single-fan version vents out the back.
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May 10, 2013 3:09:39 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Is that the FTW with the dual fans or the single fan? As I recall, the dual-fan version vents into the case, while the single-fan version vents out the back.


Single fan, Though I can get the dual fan. What's better? I heard that the dual fans spin at a lower RPM than the single fan.
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May 10, 2013 3:11:45 AM

Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Is that the FTW with the dual fans or the single fan? As I recall, the dual-fan version vents into the case, while the single-fan version vents out the back.


Single fan, Though I can get the dual fan. What's better? I heard that the dual fans spin at a lower RPM than the single fan.


I would tend to advise dual fan, but if you're trying to avoid heat pollution in your case (and my memory regarding that card is correct), the single fan version may be more advisable. That said, you should double-check that. I don't trust my memory enough to risk someone else's build on it.
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May 10, 2013 3:22:22 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Is that the FTW with the dual fans or the single fan? As I recall, the dual-fan version vents into the case, while the single-fan version vents out the back.


Single fan, Though I can get the dual fan. What's better? I heard that the dual fans spin at a lower RPM than the single fan.


I would tend to advise dual fan, but if you're trying to avoid heat pollution in your case (and my memory regarding that card is correct), the single fan version may be more advisable. That said, you should double-check that. I don't trust my memory enough to risk someone else's build on it.


I was searching but couldn't find any info about where they vent, if you want and could check for me that would be greatly appreciated :) 
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May 10, 2013 3:25:22 AM

just buy some blue LED fans
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May 10, 2013 3:26:06 AM

Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Is that the FTW with the dual fans or the single fan? As I recall, the dual-fan version vents into the case, while the single-fan version vents out the back.


Single fan, Though I can get the dual fan. What's better? I heard that the dual fans spin at a lower RPM than the single fan.


I would tend to advise dual fan, but if you're trying to avoid heat pollution in your case (and my memory regarding that card is correct), the single fan version may be more advisable. That said, you should double-check that. I don't trust my memory enough to risk someone else's build on it.


I was searching but couldn't find any info about where they vent, if you want and could check for me that would be greatly appreciated :) 


Looking at the card itself, it would seem to use a radial fan, which would blow hot air out of the case. That said, I almost always use and recommend AMD cards, so you should get an opinion from someone more versed in nVidia products.
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May 10, 2013 3:37:09 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Is that the FTW with the dual fans or the single fan? As I recall, the dual-fan version vents into the case, while the single-fan version vents out the back.


Single fan, Though I can get the dual fan. What's better? I heard that the dual fans spin at a lower RPM than the single fan.


I would tend to advise dual fan, but if you're trying to avoid heat pollution in your case (and my memory regarding that card is correct), the single fan version may be more advisable. That said, you should double-check that. I don't trust my memory enough to risk someone else's build on it.


I was searching but couldn't find any info about where they vent, if you want and could check for me that would be greatly appreciated :) 


Looking at the card itself, it would seem to use a radial fan, which would blow hot air out of the case. That said, I almost always use and recommend AMD cards, so you should get an opinion from someone more versed in nVidia products.


Thank you so much, at the moment, the Sapphire HD 7970 vapor-x Is not available at the shop where im getting it from, I still have 21 days of waiting :D  if it still was not available i'd have to go with 670, Also im actually not sure if i should get it, because I only care about stable FPS at max graphics, both would give me that on any games, but if you think i should get 7970 tell me your opinions ;D
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May 10, 2013 3:38:17 AM

Outlander_04 said:
just buy some blue LED fans


It isn't about the LEDs in zalman, its about the design, just look at how sexy that case is compared to HAF912
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May 10, 2013 3:39:16 AM

Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Is that the FTW with the dual fans or the single fan? As I recall, the dual-fan version vents into the case, while the single-fan version vents out the back.


Single fan, Though I can get the dual fan. What's better? I heard that the dual fans spin at a lower RPM than the single fan.


I would tend to advise dual fan, but if you're trying to avoid heat pollution in your case (and my memory regarding that card is correct), the single fan version may be more advisable. That said, you should double-check that. I don't trust my memory enough to risk someone else's build on it.


I was searching but couldn't find any info about where they vent, if you want and could check for me that would be greatly appreciated :) 


Looking at the card itself, it would seem to use a radial fan, which would blow hot air out of the case. That said, I almost always use and recommend AMD cards, so you should get an opinion from someone more versed in nVidia products.


Thank you so much, at the moment, the Sapphire HD 7970 vapor-x Is not available at the shop where im getting it from, I still have 21 days of waiting :D  if it still was not available i'd have to go with 670, Also im actually not sure if i should get it, because I only care about stable FPS at max graphics, both would give me that on any games, but if you think i should get 7970 tell me your opinions ;D


I prefer the 7970, myself, but it will put a lot of heat into your case. If you're looking at a case with poor airflow, this would not be a good thing.
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May 10, 2013 3:41:00 AM

Fury Dharok said:
Outlander_04 said:
just buy some blue LED fans


It isn't about the LEDs in zalman, its about the design, just look at how sexy that case is compared to HAF912


Out of curiosity, what do you think about the NZXT Phantom 410? It has very good airflow and is in that same price range. http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp...
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May 10, 2013 3:52:06 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Outlander_04 said:
just buy some blue LED fans


It isn't about the LEDs in zalman, its about the design, just look at how sexy that case is compared to HAF912


Out of curiosity, what do you think about the NZXT Phantom 410? It has very good airflow and is in that same price range. http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp...


That case looks good :D  Not available in the shop im getting the parts from :'(  So i think ill see myself is Zalman has good airflow, thx.
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May 10, 2013 3:54:23 AM

Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Outlander_04 said:
just buy some blue LED fans


It isn't about the LEDs in zalman, its about the design, just look at how sexy that case is compared to HAF912


Out of curiosity, what do you think about the NZXT Phantom 410? It has very good airflow and is in that same price range. http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp...


That case looks good :D  Not available in the shop im getting the parts from :'(  So i think ill see myself is Zalman has good airflow, thx.


I wish I could have been more useful. Hope that you get your case sorted out.
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May 10, 2013 4:01:34 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Outlander_04 said:
just buy some blue LED fans


It isn't about the LEDs in zalman, its about the design, just look at how sexy that case is compared to HAF912


Out of curiosity, what do you think about the NZXT Phantom 410? It has very good airflow and is in that same price range. http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp...


That case looks good :D  Not available in the shop im getting the parts from :'(  So i think ill see myself is Zalman has good airflow, thx.


I wish I could have been more useful. Hope that you get your case sorted out.


You have been more than useful. :)  Thanks again
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May 10, 2013 4:03:22 AM

Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Jack Revenant said:
Fury Dharok said:
Outlander_04 said:
just buy some blue LED fans


It isn't about the LEDs in zalman, its about the design, just look at how sexy that case is compared to HAF912


Out of curiosity, what do you think about the NZXT Phantom 410? It has very good airflow and is in that same price range. http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp...


That case looks good :D  Not available in the shop im getting the parts from :'(  So i think ill see myself is Zalman has good airflow, thx.


I wish I could have been more useful. Hope that you get your case sorted out.


You have been more than useful. :)  Thanks again


My pleasure. Happy gaming!
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