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5000D Airflow - side fan behind cable cover


Nomad70989
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Hi all,

 

I am trying to put together a new build and am going to try to squeeze in an Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 in the top back with a pull (and hopefully push/pull if I can squeeze in a couple slim fans underneath) config explained here. I am going to put 3 120 fans in the front and am now at the tricky part.

 

I think it would be nice to have 2 static pressure low RPM fans (something like Arctic P12 PWM PST reduced in RPM) on the back hidden behind the cable cover. Although I'm still not sure if the Arctic 280 will fit with the cable cover I really like the idea. This would (hopefully) provide a nice steady airflow over the motherboard. The 3 front fans providing full power to the case and all air moving in the same direction.

 

like this:

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As I do not plan on using any RGB, I was thinking this would be a slick way to put everything together nice and tight - but have no idea if what I'm thinking is possible...

 

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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I put the 2 fans that come with the case behind the cable cover because I had LL120's for the visual side of the project. You would have to check but IIRC the 140's might use the same screw allocation rails as the 120's towards the RHS(cable management) side of the case and the additional rail on the glass side. Looking at mine it would have to be that way since the 1st LL120 is practically touching the cover.
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I put the 2 fans that come with the case behind the cable cover because I had LL120's for the visual side of the project. You would have to check but IIRC the 140's might use the same screw allocation rails as the 120's towards the RHS(cable management) side of the case and the additional rail on the glass side. Looking at mine it would have to be that way since the 1st LL120 is practically touching the cover.

 

Thanks, Johnny

 

So they do fit which is good. Have you had any noise problems from air smashing against the cover?

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There is 26mm of clearance so fans can be installed there, however with a motherboard installed the air doesnt have anywhere to go so it doesnt really make sense to install fans behind the cover.

 

Thanks for the clear answer Johan, this is exactly what I was interested in!

 

Looks like I'll have to open her up

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No worries! Post some photos of your build when its finished! :)

 

Thanks Johan,

 

Did get everything put together. Actually my first full build! Think it turned out lovely. I'm not a big fan of RGB but my kid begged me to put in something so I compromised with an led strip.

 

All in all my idea was stupid - but the case was a dream to build with. Thanks for the great case, Corsair!

 

Here are a few pics of the end result.

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