Originally Posted by thebluebumblebee
I was talking to xbonez. IMHO, positive pressure in a case is more desirable than negative. Exhaust fans working in a negative pressure case work harder, wear out sooner and exhaust less air. I want to control where the air exits from my systems and where it enters. I don't like air getting sucked in around the optical drives and every hole imaginable. If you go and find the reviews of that Silverstone case, you will find one that shows that the idle temps of the GPU dropped, which I think tends to prove my point about the efficiency of a fan in positive vs. negative pressure. That Silverstone case looks expensive, but I learned the hard way recently when I bought a cheap case and then spent $42 on fans for it.
The Silerstone has its draw backs, (show me a case that doesn't) such as the HDD area, but I love how heat is IMMEDIATELY removed from the case. I don't know how the H50 type coolers work (in that case) though. Josh, think about how that airflow would help your NB/SB cooling.
Oh, and Josh, add there
to the list.
BTW, I have to pause and think about which one of those words to use, so don't think I'm some English grammer expert, I just know that no matter how smart you are, it will be your ability to communicate, both written and verbally, that will determine how far you go in life.
Yeah definitely. I've learned that buying all new fan's isn't cheap. I've never replaced fan's in any of my cases just for that reason. I thought the stock fan's in my lexa s were decent but after feeling one of my yate's airflow holy crap my stock lexa s fan's are terrible!
My NB cooling has gotten much better since i have very low voltages running to it now at my 4.0 clock. It was weird, with higher voltages i couldn't even run IBT for 2 mins without it just hard restarting. Lowered my voltages and it's stable as ever
I'll work on which there to use on from now on just for you
Originally Posted by [H]@RD5TUFF
Well that is up to you, every case has their qwerks, and is a little different, it also dpeends on how well you deal with noise levels. Also experemintation isn't a bad thing, as I said each case is different, and as such, it would depend on how and where the parts sit in your case, so you may find changing 1 fan result sin better CPU temp but then your GPU temps go up, or visa versa.
If your happy as it is, leave it, if you feel you can do better by adding some higher CFM fans go for it.
Also for fans in the 120 mm range I highly reccomend the Enermax Magma
fans, their cheap super quiet and push nearly 70 CFM, and their not rare, so they can be found at Fry's and Microcenter's ( at least at my local ones, though they all seem to be uniform in the products they carry, at least form what I have seen).
I feel like i could do better. My yate, i have no clue what it is moves so much more air then my stock nzxt fan's. I think the stock nzxt fan's are good for like 44CFM which is not the best.
Noise is no bother to me either. In fact i like the hum of my fan's. It drounds out all other noises at night with the sump pump running and all that other scary crap
Getting used to a low hum of air is very easy too. In fact it's weird sleeping without my computer running anymore. I run my cards at 80-90% fan speed so they're(happy blue?) pretty stinkin loud!