Well.. I had typed out a very detailed description of my case circulation setup, however as soon as I clicked the "SUBMIT" button, a network notification popped up stating "ethernet cable unplugged."
(Just went out for a smoke to chill out an regain my senses lol)
I'll be making it shorter now..Here is the just of it in point form..
Upgraded to Antec 900 case
Upgraded air-cooling to a Corsair H50 water cooler
Upgraded motherboard to an Asus Maximus Gene 3 (Micro-Atx)
Upgraded GPU setup from single GTX 280 -> SLI'd GTX 280's*
Due to increased GPU temps (being both of the 280's have NO gap on micro-atx mobo), added a PCI Dual Fan Vantec device to the BACK of the Antec case and directly behind both GPU exhausts.(In hopes to assist both GPU's heat removal)*
New Antec 900 case includes a 200mm exhaust fan at top+back section.
Reason of inquiry?1)
Never have had any other form of exhaust from a computer other than the stand back+rear standard. The new H50 setup injects cool intake air from outside of the case to optimally cool the radiator. 2
The new SLI'd 280's generate alot of heat which is hard to exhaust for those who have micro-atx mobo's. (Both GPU's sit COMPLETELY together on a mobo such as this.)3)
Air is now being exhausted from bottom PSU + Forcefully exhausted from Hot GPU's via Vantec + exhausted from top 200mm fan. (As opposed to the typical rear/top exhaust method)A
- PSU cables consume this area and restrict airflowB
- Two 120mm fans in isolated tunnel to force more cool air into GPU'sC
- This is just to confirm the side of the case has one 120mm intake fanD
- Two 120mm intake fans and H50 radiator inbetween to cool CPU (push-pull air). Aswell as 200mm exhaust fan above.
Paint.exe diagram I composed to give you a visual. (Hope it is clear enough)
Tips/Advice appreciated peeps