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Need a case with lots of air flow for hot house


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#1 Loonmario

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 04:53 PM

I'm building a computer for my brother and his air conditioner is broke so coming this summer it will be hot.  I need a roomy case with top and rear 120mm fan slots and two front 120mm fan slots.  I'm using a Cooler Master 212 cpu heatsink which is huge so I don't know if there are any options for a side fan.  I'm going blind looking at all the options so any recommendations would be appreciated.

 

 



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:54 PM

I have a Cougar case a very airy unit, it also has a bottom mounted PSU which blows out the bottom so not heat from the PSU gets into the box.  Is your brother a gamer? 


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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:16 PM

I have a Cougar case a very airy unit, it also has a bottom mounted PSU which blows out the bottom so not heat from the PSU gets into the box.  Is your brother a gamer? 

My brother is not a gamer but leaves his computer on 24/7.  I actually have 3 Cougar mid tower cases also and I like them but I'm looking for something bigger like a full tower with top exhaust.  I was looking at this case.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rosewill-RISE-Black-ATX-Full-Tower-Gaming-Computer-Case-4-Fans-Support-Dual-PSU/182645399565?epid=1528605627&hash=item2a8683a00d:g:FzEAAOSwo8hTmgFq



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:28 PM

You may want to look into a liquid cooling solution.  With air flow you can't get lower than room temperature, so when the room heats up, so does the computer.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

You may want to look into a liquid cooling solution.  With air flow you can't get lower than room temperature, so when the room heats up, so does the computer.

Do you think this would work good for the Rosewill case from above?  I just bought the case last night by the way.

 

This would be my first liquid cooler install also.

 

MasterLiquid Pro 140 All-In-One CPU Liquid Cooler with FlowOp Technology by Cooler Master

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103231&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=liquid_cooling-_-35-103-231-_-Product


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

It is a good sized case, worst scenario is having to drill two 3/4" holes in the rear.  I bet it has the holes as it is reviewed as a gaming box!


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:21 PM

Just copied this of the spec sheet: The case is designed to house an advanced cooling system with support for up to three radiators with a convenient tubing arrangement.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:07 PM

What does a 140mm liquid cooler system usually go for?  I don't want to overpay.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:11 PM

Wait for some of the folks that run water to chime in. plus you can search for the info.  But feed back from some members will be priceless!


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

Wait for some of the folks that run water to chime in. plus you can search for the info.  But feed back from some members will be priceless!

I'm seeing prices in the $125 range.  I'm wondering if these go on sale frequently or if I should just go ahead and buy one.  They are a little cheaper on ebay.

 

Like this one.

 

CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm (CW-9060014-WW)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181035

 

Or Ebay.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cooler-Master-MasterLiquid-Pro-140-NIB/292408511347?hash=item4414e7cb73:g:SWcAAOSw~o5aW471

 

This one is $52 reburbished on ebay from Newegg.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Corsair-Certified-Hydro-Series-H90-High-Performance-Water-Liquid-CPU-Cooler/381470691694?epid=1960929698&hash=item58d16cd16e:g:UtQAAOSwNPVZ4g5c#rwid


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:57 PM

What will the machine be used for?  If it is gaming wait for input!   The 140 on Ebay may not be enough for hard use.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:34 PM

What will the machine be used for?  If it is gaming wait for input!   The 140 on Ebay may not be enough for hard use.

It's not for gaming but the computer will on 24/7 and with lots of apps running in a hot house.  If these aren't going to cut it then what options do I have left?



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

An idea would be to make a separate post on water cooling, it would attract some that have done it.


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 04:10 AM

As far as I know liquid cooling does not magically cool to less than room temperature either (unless you have lots of pipework & move the heat exchanger outside the room to somewhere cooler).

 

To cool to less than room temperature without doing that you would need refrigeration.



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 04:23 AM

Peltier coolers and things like that can do it.  Might be just as well to fix the air conditioner, if that's an option :)


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