g.m.waters (red ranger3) wrote:
i dont think it will work either, you will be using case temperature air to try and cool a block that is already cooler than the air being used to cool it.
This is something I've been toying with actually. I've always just had the radiator mounted on the inside the case on the dual fan outlets. Having it up front would draw the fresh air through the radiator, but exhaust the warm air right into the case. But the theory that the warmer air being used to cool the radiator like I do is pretty sound.
I just feel it's pretty realitive in some cases (pun intended). I have an OTES card so that air goes right outside. Then with the CPU being cooled by water, there's no HS/F to blow hot air around and it's actually being pushed right out the back of the case through the radiator. Then, the only other item in there that makes heat is the Mobo's power which again is handled with an Abit OTES config. This just leaves the harddrives and general convection of the parts to heat the guts of the case. So....the case is even cooler than a normally cooled box and, again, pretty realitive.
I've done nothing really scientific to confirm this, but I don't have any problems. Now, the OUTSIDE of the case is hot! I can't set here on hot days without running the A/C. This little corner I play in just gets freaking unbearible. If I post like a grumpy bastard in here, blame the heat!