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September 26, 2012 2:34:50 PM

Hi guys,

I have bought the case Aerocool S9a, and it does not have an exhaust on its top. I have 4 120mm fans to arrange the cooling layout, which will be controlled by an external fan controller. I have made a first arrangement which can be seen here:



So, I have 2 intakes at the front, 1 intake at the side, 1 exaust at the rear. This way I make two different and independent flows of air, separated by the videocard, as can be seen. Maybe a good alternative for this case?

The configuration is a 3770K with 212 Evo, and a XFX 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation (2 fans).

This case has another place at the side to attach another 120mm fan, but it is blocked by the 212 Evo.

I want your opnions about the cooling performance of this setup and if I can do anything to improve the cooling given my restrictions?

Thanks
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September 27, 2012 8:54:04 AM

rafaeld said:
Hi guys,

I have bought the case Aerocool S9a, and it does not have an exhaust on its top. I have 4 120mm fans to arrange the cooling layout, which will be controlled by an external fan controller. I have made a first arrangement which can be seen here:

http://i.imgur.com/YXJQK.jpg

So, I have 2 intakes at the front, 1 intake at the side, 1 exaust at the rear. This way I make two different and independent flows of air, separated by the videocard, as can be seen. Maybe a good alternative for this case?

The configuration is a 3770K with 212 Evo, and a XFX 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation (2 fans).

This case has another place at the side to attach another 120mm fan, but it is blocked by the 212 Evo.

I want your opnions about the cooling performance of this setup and if I can do anything to improve the cooling given my restrictions?

Thanks

i would add a exhaust fan at the top of the case,i found with my case by installing a fan at the top this reduces the temps quite well,with 3 intakes and 2 exhaust you will still have some positive case pressure
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September 27, 2012 9:47:27 AM

You mean there is no fan slot on the top? If not your plan is good, wouldn't change it. If you can add a fan to the top though you should.
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September 27, 2012 4:27:33 PM

Yes, that's right, no fan slot on the top.
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September 27, 2012 4:37:23 PM

You should be good to go. A top fan would have been nice - balance the system a bit more - but isn't necessary.
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