Originally Posted by cybrsage
Still waiting to be enlightened by Skatezilla. It appears to have been a hit and run post.
so that explains why my GPU died on me, bad karma for the hit and run post on you. (in my case the heatsink wasnt properly mounted at factory and came loose.)
ok, i said 10 right?
1. your 1 slot above a GPU, which is common for them to idle and load warmer than CPUs now.
2. Your right below the VRM Copper Heatsink block.
3. The CPU Fan is a Stock intel fan which cools the CPU Heatsink will re-distributing the hot air through out the case, including down onto your ceton card. after going though the VRM Copperblock and picking up more heat.
3, 4. 5. 6. The wiring for various devices are hanging randomly in the case instead of being tucked away along the edges of the case, thus minimizing their impact on airflow. Times it by 3 for the HDD/SATA Cables, The 20/24 Pin Mainboard Power, the 4/8Pin CPU Power (which is what you have a fan hanging off of.. (innovation at its best, i've done that before.)
7. Fan Blowing on Ceton is angled down, blowing the heat onto the already Warm GPU PCB and merging the airflow with the already hot air coming from the HDD Bays. (i'd put a fan blowing on the Ceton from the forward section of the case and have the airflow go directly out the back via Vent bracket (or a slot with no bracket). the airflow should take some of the GPU heat with it.
8. PSU is mounted upside down, so cooling fan is pulling hot air into the PSU.
So Air comes in the front, over the HDDs picks up heat, goes into the space below the GPU card, picks up heat from the GPU and merges with the heated air coming from the Ceton Tuner and the downward airflow from the CPU Cooler, all that Heat is being directed into a limited airflow exhause Via the PSU.
9. Airflow from the right side and top of the CPU Heatsink is being deflected onto the Ram by the Heatsink fins, the RAM has no Heatsinks or Active Cooling, so Heat Pools up there with the ram. Airflow dead spot around the area of the ram behind Optical/5.25 Bays.
So that was 9 and some of them are prolly void because i dont know if you have case fans outside of the image borders.
But, from teh image, you have Active airflow in over the HDDs, under the GPU merging with Active airflow from the downward pointed fan sucking air from outside of the case and being exhausted via the limited airflow of the PSU.
then you have the rear exhaust fan sucking the heat from half the CPU coolers active airflow and from the open side of the case and out the back.
dont mean to nit pick. i'd just mount a 200MM fan to the case side blowing on the mainboard, GPU, Ceton, Ram, creating a large enough active airflow that gets split into going out the rear exhaust and PSU, and then all you'd have to worry about is the airflow moving from the front of the case to the back, which if the fan behind the HDDs was angled up (or a fan on the case floor) you'd have enough airflow moving up so that what it hits the ceiling its deflected towards the rear and pulled out the rear exhaust. and the increased pressure from the 200 mm fan would force dead spot air to be moved.