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Is the airflow gonna be good?

hi, here some pics of my cable management...



from the front view, you can see it is quite spacious, and plenty of room for my dual front
12cm Aerocool Shark fans to blow it's intake air, thus smooth airflow. with no cable obstructing the air..

from the side though,well...



it's a bit messy, but, it is because the back panel of my chasis cannot hold anymore cables.. :(
so i just re-route the case fan cables to the side making it look a bit messy...
but are these gonna obstruct the airflow?

back to the front though...



heck, it's so spacious, i can hide my wooden model and headphone inside!
like a secret stash when you want to hide something from the FBI... :)
nah...

well, is my own philosophy of cable management + airflow space effective? is the airflow gonna be good?
here are my fans arrangement

Front: 2 x 12 cm Aerocool Shark fans
Side: 2 x 12 cm '' fans
Top: 2 x 12 cm '' fans
Back: 1 x 12 cm '' fans
Bottom : 1 x 12 cm '' fan
HDD cooling: 1 x 12 cm '' fan
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  1. You're going to have a lot of turbulence inside.
    You need to mention which ones are intake fans and which ones are exhaust fans.

    A bit excessive for a rig with just one HDD and one GPU ... don't you think so?
    I have a feeling that the fans and LEDs are going to be drawing more power than the rig itself :) Joke....

    Which way are the CPU coolers fans pushing air?
    Why have you left out the RAMs....??
    Are you sure you live in a dust free environment.... if not.... cleaning the rig is going to be a heck of a job....

    RED----- with all those fans... you need Fire Clearance..... :) Joke....

    Why did you leave the HDD hanging? Placing the whole thing upside down is a better idea....let the HDD lie on a frame, you can leave your hot favorite fan on the underside.... if you feel you need the lights.... the airflow from the front fans is sufficient to cool the HDD..... although that fan causes more harm then good.
  2. alyoshka said:
    You're going to have a lot of turbulence inside.
    You need to mention which ones are intake fans and which ones are exhaust fans.

    A bit excessive for a rig with just one HDD and one GPU ... don't you think so?
    I have a feeling that the fans and LEDs are going to be drawing more power than the rig itself :) Joke....

    Which way are the CPU coolers fans pushing air?
    Why have you left out the RAMs....??
    Are you sure you live in a dust free environment.... if not.... cleaning the rig is going to be a heck of a job....

    RED----- with all those fans... you need Fire Clearance..... :) Joke....


    ok, its :
    2 front intake fans
    2 side intake fans
    2 top exhaust fans
    1 back exhaust fan
    1 bottom exhaust fan
    and 1 fan for cooling my HDD

    cpu cooler are intake front and exhaust back

    RAM is ok...

    i have my monthly cleaning schedule for my rig..eheh...
    i put all these because later, im gonna do SLI and add 1 HDD and 1 SSD..

    is turbulence good?
  3. No turbulence is NOT good....

    That one Bottom exhaust needs to be reversed....
    Hot air rises upwards.....
    You need to go with the flow for better airflow and less strain on moving parts.

    If you smoke..... :( try a short smoke tunnel test.... and see the number of tornadoes that come up in the rig....

    The front intake fans are fine for the 2 HDDs and single SSD if you place them in every alternate rack in the front of the case... you don't need the HDD cooling fan on top.


  4. alyoshka said:
    No turbulence is NOT good....

    That one Bottom exhaust needs to be reversed....
    Hot air rises upwards.....
    You need to go with the flow for better airflow and less strain on moving parts.

    If you smoke..... :( try a short smoke tunnel test.... and see the number of tornadoes that come up in the rig....

    The front intake fans are fine for the 2 HDDs and single SSD if you place them in every alternate rack in the front of the case... you don't need the HDD cooling fan on top.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zZaNf57vWhI/THO1Rc1t2aI/AAAAAAAAAB4/7RIfnN3kbAA/s1600/desktop_airflow.jpg
    http://www.aerocool.com.tw/images/case/cyborgx/air_flow.jpg
    http://www.aerocool.com.tw/images/case/XPredator/air-flow-o_1.jpg


    ok, so my bottom fan is now blowing air upwards...what more should i do?
  5. Remove the HDD fan....
    And turn the HDD the proper way up. The PCB comes on the Bottom.
    Fix 2 to 3 hinges on the front panel if you want to continue to put that doll or headphones in side the wind tunnel.
  6. alyoshka said:
    Remove the HDD fan....
    And turn the HDD the proper way up. The PCB comes on the Bottom.
    Fix 2 to 3 hinges on the front panel if you want to continue to put that doll or headphones in side the wind tunnel.


    lol, im not gonna put the headphones and doll inside...hahaha...thats just showing its spacious.

    so now, no more dolls n headphones. only open space...
  7. Best answer
    That's it then, now you just need to post some temp readings and see if it's optimum.
    Also check the sound level.... of the whole rig...
  8. Best answer selected by 1depp1.
  9. alyoshka said:
    That's it then, now you just need to post some temp readings and see if it's optimum.
    Also check the sound level.... of the whole rig...

    ok, whx for youre info.. will be posting my average temps
    :)
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