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    ROG Enthusiast Array six4bravo's Avatar
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    It would be beneficial to have some type of case cooling, still working on that, right now I just threw a USB powered 80mm on top for drawing out hot air of the case since there's no fan headers left open to plug into. I actually didn't think about how the stock fans pulled air from the back side into them from the board side and out the heat sink too.



    Edit: bought some 120mm fans, see next post.
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    Got two of these fans on the way along with more silverstone grilles for each, going to mount the one on the case side for cooling the ram and inside the case, and the second one for feeding the inlet of the video card. Going to have to splice them into the radiator fan header, but they should work great and still be quiet. Pics later this week.
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    For the ram/board location cooling fan, should it be blowing cool outside air into the case or drawing the hot air out of the case? The GPU feeder fan will obviously be blowing into the gpu fan, but I wanted to get opinions on the ram/board fan. Thanks.

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    This is essentially taking the place of the old CPU fan, right? The original fan was likely forcing air onto the CPU and the exhaust from that was passing over the other components before exiting. Since you've changed the cooling for the CPU you might find that the rest of the stuff works different as well. You might try both orientations to see if it makes a difference.

    There's also the notion that positive pressure in a case helps minimize dust buildup. Not sure if either orientation will help you to that end.
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    I did some case modding today, these cougar fans do move a ton of air and are very very quiet. Just a sneak peak, I'll reassemble over the weekend and see if everything is nice and cool. I also took a PWM splitter and spliced that inline to the chassis fan header for the two fans and future expansion, I can run up to about 6-8 of these fans off one header in case anyone is wondering.
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    Ok, got it all assembled again, the top fan blowing right on the RAM and surrounding area seems great, the air also exits directly where it used to in the top of the unit. The fan directly feeding the GPU seems to have made a difference in the furmark GPU stress test, redcuing temps by about 8C on full load. Overall, it'll work for now, and I'm much more comfortable with the RAM/case cooling now. The CPU is still frosty with the water cooler, I've been running CPU burn in for the last 30 min and peak temp is 52C. I'm happy until I can get my hands on an MSI GTX1070 seahawk
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    Cool! I think those fans would look good with some sort of tapered cover to cover the sides of the fan and make it look like part of the case but I don't know if I've ever seen such a thing. I guess these days it could be 3d printed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    Cool! I think those fans would look good with some sort of tapered cover to cover the sides of the fan and make it look like part of the case but I don't know if I've ever seen such a thing. I guess these days it could be 3d printed.
    I'd love to 3d print something like that in the future and clean it up a bit including the top, it'll be on the to-do list. For now I think this will satisfy gaming and need to something unique for a few years when i get the itch to build it myself again. Over the weekend I did a lot of gaming on it, all internal temps that i could monitor stayed cool besides the GPU. When doing basic stuff like browsing or video watching, its silent just like stock just much much cooler. Those cougar fans really made a huge difference and flow a TON on the lowest rpm is where they usually stay. I can't wait to get water cooled GPU and figure out how to install it in this rig.

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    Very interesting! I saw all the stuff you were adding and was wondering how it was all going to fit LOL. I personally would never want to expand upon the currently small form factor, but I really like & respect how you pulled it off!
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    Update:

    Still working fantastic, idling at 19C, gaming load 48C. RAM slots max temp around 58C with the chipset fan added.

    With the gpu feeder fan, gpu idle is 29C, max 72C with an overclock of +150 core and +400 memory


    Thinking about holding off on the gtx 10 series since I'm getting around 120fps in bf4 right now. But definitely going water cooled gpu.

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