Looking for some extra cooling for my upcoming OC:ed i5 build. Will be using a CM ATCS 840 case, Noctua NH-U12P for the CPU and low voltage RAM. Will be using an HD 5850 so I expect that the only thing I might need is some GPU or chipset cooling although please say otherwise if you own a ATCS 840 and/or know better.
Below are the different options I have (products that I can get). Which would be most effective? Do you own said product? Have a link to an informative review? Haven't been able to find much on any of these products and looking for inside knowledge so to speak. These options are not mutually exclusive so feel free to offer advise on combinations or better choices. Let's assume for the time being that money is not a issue although it probably will be. Soundlevel IS an issue. Anything above 30dB can be forgotten outright.
Option 1: Kama Bay Cooler in lower 3 front drivebays. link
Option 3: Windtunnel (Own mod. Metal sheet (folded or not) to get the airflow to reach the MB before it is sucked up by the top fans. (This seems to be the biggest problem with the airflow in the case imo. Not enough air reaches the rear of the case.) Anyone try this?
Option 4: A swivel top fan such as the one in the bottom of the Cosmos S. (link) No idea where I can get one or even what the product code is if it is available. Anyone have one for sale? Own a Cosmos S? Is it any good?
Option 5: Akasa System Exhaust or something similar link I like for the price and it seems quite ok.
Option 6: Sidefan mod (Cut hole for 120mm fan, ruining sidepanel. Choose silent model fan, grate and fanfilter. Try to cover up hole in an aesthetically pleasing way if possible. Anyone try this?
Option 7: Normal bottom fan. Seems like it would not help. The air would be pushed up before it reaches the mobo.
The reason I am looking for alternative solutions is because I don't want to use option 6 or 7 if not needed. Seems like it might not even help so trying to avoid major surgery on the case if only possible.
Get a gelid wing12 and put it on the bottom, it has good cfm and quieter than antec 140mm tricool @ low. The gelid also has better static pressure than the noctua p12.If that's too loud, get a gelid silent 120mm, even quieter than the noctua but has half the cfm of the wing