case thermals on a cheeep case

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by matt167, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. matt167

    matt167 Gawd

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    I built my new computer in a Rosewill FBM-01. cable management did not exist on this case so I have gotten it 'tidy'.. But it is actually a pretty nice non windowed case. Also the most inexpensive case that is actually available however that is not why I chose it

    The GTX 1070 G1 gaming I have fit without any problem and I can keep the card below 70*, and the CPU under load does not get hot at all.

    that said, under load I can feel heat radiating out of the side vent.. I know that side fans have really not been a thing in years. But I can fit an 80mm in the side vent as an exhaust if it will make much of a difference


    should I add the fan, or live with it? I have a 3600 on the way but it will be cooled by a 2600x Spire cooler, and probably no PBO or other overclocking.
     
  2. pendragon1

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    if you do add a fan make it intake.
     
  3. honegod

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    If the current case airflow is blowing hot air out of the side vent, a fan adding to the hot air being exhausted would be a good thing.
     
  4. matt167

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    Would I use a lower cfm can or a higher one? The case has a 120 rosewill intake and 80mm exhaust fan out of the box. I guess the Psu fan counts as exhaust as well
     
  5. honegod

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    The 120mm intake is supplying the cool air to the case, but the rosewill fan is not a great fan. A better intake fan would push more air through the case and so more air OUT of the case.

    Of course the Noctua fan I would get to swap in costs roughly the same as your case- with fans.

    Adding a side 80mm exaust will be a +, but it will be a smaller + than a stout 120mm intake would be.
     
  6. matt167

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    I do have a couple new Fractal 120mm's which have to be better than the Rosewill
     
  7. honegod

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    Sounds good !

    Anyplace to put the other Fractal ?