My c70 is blowing some serious hot air out the back of my rig and i'm looking to cool things down. What are some good 140MM options for case fans? would running positive pressure be affordable and good with this case to minimize dust or no?
Thanks for the suggestion! Further review of my case and the airflow situation I want to step up to make sure I'm fixing the right things. Also didn't realize why the front intake was so weak, apparently there is a spot for fans under the front plate. Budget is about $125 I can go over if needed if it keeps my hdds/video card adequately cooled.
Stock Case Fan Spec:
Air Flow - 44.1 CFM
Noise Level - 23 dBA
Operating Voltage - 12
Max Current Draw - 0.12 A
Static Pressure - 0.91 mm/H20
Fan Speed - 1200 RPM
Available Fan Mounts:
Front 2x 120mm intake
Drive Cage Mounts Behind Front 2x 120mm fan mounts
Rear 1x 120mm exhaust fan
Top 2x 120mm/140mm fan mounts
Side 2x 120mm/140mm fan mounts (1 is blocked by heatsink)
Bottom 2x 120mm/140mm fan mounts (1 is blocked by PSU
Front Intake 2x None
Drive Cage: 2x Stock Fans
Rear 1x Stock Fan
Top 2x None
Side 1xUNF-S12A ULN , other blocked
Bottom 1x None 1x Blocked
The stock fan's are pretty weak in general, but are they worth keeping to help pull air across the hdd's coming from the front intakes, as well as the rear? Or would it be worth replacing the rear with something stronger as most the heat is currently escaping this route.
your not ocing so you need good airflow you dont need to spend lots just make sure all cables are hid and not haning loose in case making resistence and an intake from the front and bottom forcing air out the top and rear is the most common and effective method the fans have arrows denoting which direction the will blow air point them in for intake and out for exhaust with all that done you should have an improved temp with your new fans installed shop around for fans that you like and feel comfortable with make sure they have high static pressure for SP and good rpm for airflow AF fans the corsair dual pack are good but not the best
Used the same case for my Full Metal Jacket build. Noticed that i couldnt mount top fans in push configuration because they mount to close to the mesh ,creating lots of noise. But u can over come that by using spacers to mount fans a lil farther from the mesh top, i think. Defenitely need two front fans for good air flow,combined with the two hdd cage fans should help a lot. I removed the front filter because it is pretty restrictive.
how have you got on? have the mesh created a problem for you? I did not for see that problem my apologies. SP fans should help with the resistance from the filters instead of AF if the filters arent removed.
Thanks for all the suggestions! New fans installed and the temps are way down. The positive case pressure is also very noticeable. Glad I got the fan controller because those sp120's are loud, especially the side one.