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GZ-X9 airflow

GZ-X9 airflow
« on: February 14, 2011, 10:03:05 am »
I have this Computer case >> http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2992#kf

I have 3 questions for the way this computer case cooling solution.

1.My temps are high when is turned on for so long. I want to know a way to make the inside of my pc cooler. Is there something I could do to make it cooler?? I have thoughts of placing a fan on front, but the only problem is that there is know way that fan can suck in cold air.

2.Will the Thermaltake FRIO cpu cooler fit this case (because my cpu temps are too high)??

3.How many fans can you put inside the case?

Thats all I need to ask.. Any answer will be appreciated (no trolls). I really need your answers because my hardware temps are very high when running speed fan.

Thnx

Dark Mantis

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Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 10:42:07 am »
Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte forum.

You should really have three fans in the case as well as the PSU's dedicated fan. The Front should have one 120mm fan sucking air into the case, the back should have a 120mm fan exhausting air out of the case and idaelly a side fan also blowing air into the case. This will give you a slight positive pressure inside which will help to keep out excessive dust. You can see the locations of the fans here:

http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/chassis_manual_gz-x_en.pdf

I wouldn't use speedfan just conect them all straight to the PSU so they are at full power.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011, 10:42:46 am by Dark Mantis »
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Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 11:22:39 am »
Thnx for the reply..

I just dont get it. How would the fan in front work, if there is now holes for air to come come in??

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Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 11:27:19 am »
There should be air holes cut into the metal case even if they are hidden behind a plastic shroud. I would expect there to be slots or something similar in the front facia.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 11:29:58 am »
There should be air holes cut into the metal case even if they are hidden behind a plastic shroud. I would expect there to be slots or something similar in the front facia.

Yea there are holes inside. But there are no holes outside of the case. So the fan will still work? Also is this case capable of having a side fan?

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Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 11:33:58 am »
Is there a slot under the front facia ? Or some other vent to allow air to come in?

From the manual it would appear that there is a side vent on the side panel that is possible to fit a fan.

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2992&dl=1#kf
« Last Edit: February 14, 2011, 11:36:18 am by Dark Mantis »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 11:43:04 am »
Is there a slot under the front facia ? Or some other vent to allow air to come in?

From the manual it would appear that there is a side vent on the side panel that is possible to fit a fan.

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2992&dl=1#kf

Yea I think so. I just cleaned my pc 5 hours ago and remembered these little holes at front of the case (inside only not out)

Off topic: How do you know the total watts that the fans take?

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Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 11:44:52 am »
It is dependant on make and speed but it is negligable.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

Re: GZ-X9 airflow
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 11:48:19 am »
Oh I thought all these fans take up more watts than a cpu. Thnx ^^

 

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