System Cooling

So here is my new build also my very first build. I have 120mm fans in the front and back as well as a 120mm under my gtx 480. Does this look fine? or is that 120mm under the gtx480 disrupting air flow?
Also, do you like my build, think it looks decent?


here is with the side panel on
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  1. What case is it in? If that 120mm on the bottom is sitting flush against the bottom of the case its not going to have any air to blow so its not going to affect to much, putting it in the side would probably help quite a bit more than having it in the bottom.
  2. i would like to put it on the side, however the side slot you see is only 80mm i believe, so i cant mount the 120mm there.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119199
  3. hunter315 said:
    What case is it in? If that 120mm on the bottom is sitting flush against the bottom of the case its not going to have any air to blow so its not going to affect to much, putting it in the side would probably help quite a bit more than having it in the bottom.

    +1. Exactly what I was thinking.


    If your case has feet that lift it an inch up off the table, you could convert that spot on the bottom into a hole with a grill and the bottom fan would be a good intake, otherwise its possibly hurting your cooling by pushing warm air up at the side vent, preventing cool air from being sucked in by the CPU and GPU fans.
  4. So how do you recomend making a grill for the bottom of the case?
    dndhatcher said:
    +1. Exactly what I was thinking.


    If your case has feet that lift it an inch up off the table, you could convert that spot on the bottom into a hole with a grill and the bottom fan would be a good intake, otherwise its possibly hurting your cooling by pushing warm air up at the side vent, preventing cool air from being sucked in by the CPU and GPU fans.
  5. iamnewhere said:
    So how do you recomend making a grill for the bottom of the case?

    Dremel or hole saw.

    Either drill a bunch of little holes and let the case bottom be the "grill" or make one large hole and buy a grill to screw on the outside.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2636/fgc-02/120mm_Black_Fan_Grill.html
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2599/ffa-16/120mm_Black_Steel_Mesh_Filter_Grill_CASMF-120BK.html

    I think frozencpu will also sell tall "feet" for your CPU to get good clearance underneath. Or glue 4 corks on the bottom as feet or something like that.


    It looks like that side vent is over the CPU. Since you have a flat CPU cooler, you might want to pick up an 80mm fan to suck cool air in to the CPU while you are at it.
  6. So for the side panel 80mm would i be pushing air in our out?

    dndhatcher said:
    Dremel or hole saw.

    Either drill a bunch of little holes and let the case bottom be the "grill" or make one large hole and buy a grill to screw on the outside.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2636/fgc-02/120mm_Black_Fan_Grill.html
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/2599/ffa-16/120mm_Black_Steel_Mesh_Filter_Grill_CASMF-120BK.html

    I think frozencpu will also sell tall "feet" for your CPU to get good clearance underneath. Or glue 4 corks on the bottom as feet or something like that.


    It looks like that side vent is over the CPU. Since you have a flat CPU cooler, you might want to pick up an 80mm fan to suck cool air in to the CPU while you are at it.
  7. Cool air in to the cpu fan then out the back hopefully
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