Stacker 830/832 Airflow

cjv4

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Those of you with the Stacker case, how do you have your airflow set-up?

I am picking one up for my new build and have heard a few different layouts for the intake/exhaust options. Because I will have a Xigmatek S1283 in it, I won't be able to use the top left fan on the side panel. Right now, I am thinking:

Intake- Front, Bottom 2 on side
Exhaust- Top right on side, Back and Top

To keep it balanced, I would only want to use the top or the back fan, what would you guys recommend?
 

jstenuf

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I have for exhaust:
1 -120MM Top
1 - 120 MM Rear
1 - 120MM Lower left side
Intake:
2 - 120MM Front
1 - 120MM Lower right side.

This is my config at the moment. You will need to get a temperature monitor to test to see what fan config yields the lowest temps. Be carefull placing a fan in the upper right quadrant; I got higher temps with either exhaust or intake configurations in this position. I am using a TRUE 120 so YMMV with the Xigmatek. Good luck.
 

semisonic9

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Yeah, sometimes configuring side fans can be counter-intuitive. Best to guess and check, imo.
 
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I've got 4x Panaflo 120's on the side volt metered to stay pretty slow, 2x front 80mm's in my hot swap cages, rear and top scythe 120's at full speed. Not a lot of gear in my rig by current standards but disk temperatures have always been very acceptable (mid 30's to low 40's).
 

TBONEU

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Those of you with the Stacker case, how do you have your airflow set-up?

I am picking one up for my new build and have heard a few different layouts for the intake/exhaust options. Because I will have a Xigmatek S1283 in it, I won't be able to use the top left fan on the side panel. Right now, I am thinking:

Intake- Front, Bottom 2 on side
Exhaust- Top right on side, Back and Top

To keep it balanced, I would only want to use the top or the back fan, what would you guys recommend?

Any other problems fitting the Xigmatek in the case? I have the same case and would like to use this cpu cooler too. What components are you using in your build?

TIA
 

cjv4

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I haven't actually built it yet, so I can't help much there. I did buy the thermalright universal heatsink backplate though, so I don't have to rely on pushpins.
 

TBONEU

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Cjv4 if you go to this thread I found some Cooler master 830 owners who were able to fit a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler inside. I'll probably need that universal heat sink backplate too.
 

spike99

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I have for exhaust:
1 - 120MM Top
1 - 120 MM Rear
1 - 120MM Lower left side (side panel bracket)
Intake:
1 - 120MM Front
2 - 120MM Lower & Top right side (side panel bracket).

Due to CPU cooler, Top left side does not fit.

Initially, I had the lower left side fan on side fan bracket as intake... but this increased my temp. When I reversed it as exhaust it lowered my case temp. This is the one directly above video card.

Be carefull placing a fan in the upper right quadrant; I got higher temps with either exhaust or intake configurations in this position.
I will recheck if it makes a difference for me if I reverse position for this fan.

My video card (8800 ultra) generates a huge amount of heat. I'm not sure if installing a VGA cooler will decrease my case temp. Getting a VGA cooler will cool my video card, but will this in turn make my case temp decrease ?

Thanks for your suggestions.
 

leoftw

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For my stacker

Exhaust:

Rear and Top

Intake

Front 2x120mm
Side Panel Right bottom

I would fit more but my VGA and CPU cooler will not let me install more int he front of my case :(
 
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