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October 20, 2011 4:41:26 AM

Below is a 2D diagram I've drawn up to illustrate my current airflow configuration inside my HAF - X (I'm not an artist, I know it sucks lol).

It's pretty self explanatory, it's looking in from the side of the case.
In addition to what you see in the illustration, I have 320mm fan that goes on the side and sucks cool air in and blows it onto the GPU.



Coretemp says the 4 cores on my i5 2500k are running around 28 degrees celcius idle.

I need opinions on my current airflow set up, it's pretty much default.

Are there going to be dead spots?
Could it be improved?

Thanks in advance. :p 

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a c 275 ) Power supply
October 20, 2011 4:55:10 AM

Looks like good airflow to me.
I'm not fond of side fans and don't use them in any of my set-ups.
I use a 120mm in front of gpu instead which your case also supports.
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October 20, 2011 4:59:34 AM

I'm not sure about the side fan either, I may or may not install the airduct.

Could I add another fan on top to draw out hot air, or should I leave it as is?
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a c 275 ) Power supply
October 20, 2011 5:11:49 AM

-Sylvan said:
I'm not sure about the side fan either, I may or may not install the airduct.

Could I add another fan on top to draw out hot air, or should I leave it as 1 near the back?

I would lean towards another top exhaust personally = hot air rises.
I've tried the side fan thing and was never impressed enough to keep it.
All it ever did was add more dust and a negligible temp drop not even 2-3C, 1C maybe.
120mm in front of my gpu in two rigs dropped gpu temp by 2C.
The HAFX has huge fans,very different from what i'm use to.
Someone with a HAFX will reply and share their experience.
Otherwise your airflow looks great imo.

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October 20, 2011 5:14:57 AM

davcon said:
I would lean towards another top exhaust personally = hot air rises.
I've tried the side fan thing and was never impressed enough to keep it.
All it ever did was add more dust and a negligible temp drop not even 2-3C, 1C maybe.
120mm in front of my gpu in two rigs dropped gpu temp by 2C.
The HAFX has huge fans,very different from what i'm use to.
Someone with a HAFX will reply and share their experience.
Otherwise your airflow looks great imo.



Alright, I will turn off the side fan. Thanks :D 

I'll work on getting the airduct installed, I have no idea how to install it currently lol

Then I can focus on OC'ing my GTX 580.
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a c 275 ) Power supply
October 20, 2011 5:28:40 AM

-Sylvan said:
Alright, I will turn off the side fan. Thanks :D 

I'll work on getting the airduct installed, I have no idea how to install it currently lol

Then I can focus on OC'ing my GTX 580.

Don't take my word for it.
Run some temp test first with the side fan/without
you're results might be different.
You have huge fans.
Then try the air duct and take temps.
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/
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October 20, 2011 5:32:20 AM

davcon said:
Don't take my word for it.
Run some temp test first with the side fan/without
you're results might be different.
You have huge fans.
Then try the air duct and take temps.
http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/


Alright.
Know any graphic intensive programs I can run?
I don't have any games installed atm
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