Re: Looking @ A New Build - Been Out Of It A While - Help Me Spend My Money
I've never run a rad on the top of a case before, the two times I've installed a rad I was able to put it in the bottom (240mm) or back of the case (120mm), but I normally let heat rise and have all the side/front/rear/bottom fans blowing in and have the top fans blowing out.
On most cases I deal with, this works well because I'll have (2-4) 120mm fans blowing in and have (2-3)140mm or (2)230mm fans blowing out... imo you want to try and keep the input/output air pressure near even so no residual hot air stays in the case.
OS = Win7 64 Bit
CPU = i7-920 @ 3.5Ghz 168x21 cooled ba a Corsair H100
Mem = 6GB 2000Mhz Kingston HyperX running at 2044Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-1T
MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
MB = EVGA X58 Classified3
GPU = 2x EVGA 580GTX 1.5GB in SLI
HD = 3x Intel 40GB X25-V in Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
Storage = 500 GB WD
PSU = Corwair TX950W
Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945
HTPC / Home Server
OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
CPU = AMD 1090T
Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
GPU- EVGA GT210
HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
PSU = Corsair TX750
Case = Too embarrassed to mention.
Benching MB's... Asus P5Q and Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7... too many CPU's and RAM sticks to list. :)