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I7 set up with Lian Li V1000 case - cooling question

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June 7, 2011 3:06:27 PM

Hello.

So, I'm getting the above setup (prob 2 x GeForce GTX 460), 12g ram, i7 960 3.2ghz, Cooler Master GX 750W PSU. I have this old Lian Li case -

http://www.dansdata.com/pcv1000.htm

I love it. If I upgraded the case fans to two 140mm ones, given the perforated nature of the case, would that be enough cooling?

Ta.
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June 7, 2011 3:35:23 PM

I think you should be fine with the front and rear fans.

That being said there are some really impressive fans out these days that are practically silent but still push large volumes of air (CFM).

Quiet PC is a great site for buying quiet components. You can view the list of fans by CFM or by decibels which is really handy for picking what you need.
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June 7, 2011 9:37:52 PM

russianpolecat said:
Hello.

So, I'm getting the above setup (prob 2 x GeForce GTX 460), 12g ram, i7 960 3.2ghz, Cooler Master GX 750W PSU. I have this old Lian Li case -

http://www.dansdata.com/pcv1000.htm

I love it. If I upgraded the case fans to two 140mm ones, given the perforated nature of the case, would that be enough cooling?

Ta.

Where would you put them ? The case isn't designed for 140's and they won't fit in either of the existing fan locations.
If you're planning for SLI you might want to look into a HD cage to increase the upper chamber airflow
example
http://www.sundialmicro.com/Lian-Li-Expension-HDD-Kit-e...

Seems it helps to let people know so, I have a system in a V2000, and put one of my brothers system's in a V1000.

PS; get a better quality power supply
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
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June 7, 2011 10:38:03 PM

I was thinking a couple of these fans would do the trick, 140mm fans in 120mm screw config.

Thanks for the heads up on the PSU. Can you recommend something better in the £70/£80 range?

Ta.
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June 8, 2011 11:48:08 AM

russianpolecat said:
I was thinking a couple of these fans would do the trick, 140mm fans in 120mm screw config.

Thanks for the heads up on the PSU. Can you recommend something better in the £70/£80 range?

Ta.

Take the drive bay covers off, look in at the existing rear fan, there's not enough room ( width ) for a 140 mm fan ( because of the side panel stiffener there's barely enough room to run a wire down the right side of the fan ) .
You could probably fit one onto the front mount, but without cutting up some of the case you'll only be blocking the extra real estate that a 140 would give you.
Don't have any UK links available , look to Antec or Corsair, they'll cost you more but it's worth it.
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June 8, 2011 12:21:24 PM

Perhaps try this Cooler Master instead. It's a slightly older model but should work fine - and it's modular.

This Corsair is just out of your range by £5 but seems good if you don't care about modular PSUs.
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