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600t fan placement questions


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I'm new to aftermarket cooling, and I cannot seem to find the answers to a few of my ideas. I purchased a 600t white edition and find my temps higher than I wanted. My cpu is i7-2600k and I am using a EVGA 570 (stock) GPU. I plan to later get a h70 for my processor but right now I would like to lower the temps with just some modifications to my air cooling setup. I got a good deal on some Ultra-Kaze 3000 RPM 120mm fans from scythe and my idea is to place 4 of them on the side mesh panel and connect them to the 600t fan controller. Take the stock corsair fans off the controller and place them on my mobo. My logic is that the stock fans don't seem to move a lot of air anyway so running them at full all the time would be ok, and the 3000rpm Kaze's are a bit loud so placing them on the controller I can alter for cooling or noise on the fly. I can't find a lot of opinions on fans on the side mesh though, but seems like a lot of people replace the stock 200mm fans with x2 120mm fans. It seems like a waste to me to just replace those fans when I could set them on the side mesh, does the side mesh disrupt the air flow? Is that the reason it seems to be an ignored option or is it because people want to keep the window so they see their rig? The window doesn't matter to me. Will the 600t's fan controller have issues if I place 4 3000rpm 120mm fans instead of the stock fans?

 

Or if I am way off or you have a suggestion I am open to ideas.

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I placed all 4 Ultra-Kaze fans on the side panel mesh as intake, exhaust and half intake half exhaust using the fan controller. I saw no drop in my temps and believe its due to the disruption of air flow they are causing. I removed them and reapplied the window panel. I than replaced the rear exhaust fan that was stock corsair with a ultra-kaze, and I placed a ultra-kaze in the optical bay in front as intake. Placed those 2 ultra-kaze's on the fan controller and left the stock top and front fans on the mobo. I saw a drop in temp of 2-3 Celcius. I like that so I am keeping that and plan to also see if replaced the top 200mm fan with 2 ultra-kaze's exhaust gives me any more of a drop. I remember seeing a post of a guy who did the same as I did in regards to placing a 120mm fan in the optical bay as intake, but I couldn't find that post anymore, I was curious to how he/she secured the fan, I just used 4 zip ties and it work ok, but I would love to have a cleaner set up.

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I have a 600T White and tried an internal 120mm fan mounted behind my 580GTX and it made no difference. Here is one thing I did do that dropped my temps by 5 deg. First off I have a 2600K oc'd at 4.0 and after hours of gaming it never gets above 45c. I have a H50 push/ pull mounted at the rear of the case blowing inward. I have my fans running silent and set in the MOBO to throttle up at 50c and they very seldom start to. I have a Gig. GTX580 oc'd version with the three fans. While gaming for hours it never hits above 60c and runs silent. I only have one hdd cage installed and mounted it in the center position behind the power supply. This opened up room for more air flow through the front of the case. My stock front fan made an annoying whine, so I replaced it with a 200mm CM Megaflow fan. It runs absolutely silent and has better flow than the stock fan. I found one on an auction site that a guy mods to white LED so I stayed with the stock look. The CM fan is thicker at 30mm vs the stock 20mm thick fan. But, it fits since I mounted the hdd cage where I did. I have a thing about running a silent case and in this configuration even on high it is really quiet. I forgot to mention, but at idle my CPU runs at about 30c and the GPU at about 38c. I left my side window on and I am pretty pleased with the looks and cooling performance. Incidentally, I replaced my CM 830 that had all the side fans etc. with the 600T and get slightly better results with my new case.
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