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Old 17-04-2009
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What should I do to get optimal cooling. I have a 120 up blowing in lifting and 120 rear blowing out of a 200mm on the side blowing in the aircooling. I have done a good cable traction that should not affect air flow, yet collected all the hot air at the front of the case. Also 2 120 mm fans on the CPU. Can I do anything to improve air flow, for like some holes or something! Give tips..

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Re: How to get optimal cooling

It always formed air pockets in a traditional box? You seem to have done the most you can, for maximum cooling

When I am about to start overclocking my new AMD Phenom X3 II 720 or X4 955 I build a...
Clean wind tunnel Overclocking Box with virtually only:
- Motherboard, ATX, Chipset 790, with CPU + Graphics Cards
- Intake (2x140mm) on a short side + dual 140mm on opposite side
- The air goes right through the box = wind tunnel
- Vertex OCZ SSD 30GB disks, system drives RAID 0

Disks: SSD 2.5" is only 9.3 mm thin. (70x9x100 mm)
So they take almost no space and can easily be placed along one of the walls inside the air tunnel. DVD and any Floppy, the external USB devices, connected to my computers if necessary.
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That is my case.. without anything in Do have you any idea what you can do to improve air flow but to do that you have thought anything special? Which is a little easier?
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Re: How to get optimal cooling

Look up the front of the box looks like in front of the fan. Can the air pass from this way? Are you more serious, you can also cut off the grid in front of the fan to reduce the resistance.

Then you probably have some excess in the box, you can always try to open up some extra vents somewhere. It should not suck up dust on the line... Simply remove any slot cards.. that can help.
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Re: How to get optimal cooling

Another option that can at least be worth trying is to completely cool reverse 200mm fan. Should remove the hot air pocket in the front, but may instead increase temperature on the motherboard.
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