, I hadn't considered moving it out from under the desk mostly because it's so heavy. The case prolly weighs in at 100+ pounds and it's so large it wouldn't fit on top of my desk. It's where it is in my apartment because the thermostat is just 15 feet away. I live in an open design apartment. I tried once keeping it in my bedroom, that was a huge mistake. During gaming it would get over 90 degrees in that room. So my living room is the only open air room with direct cooling from my centeral AC.
As far as my fans, I have 8 exhaust fans on the top of the case, 4 are connected directly to my radiator for my CPU since that is liquid cooled and the other 4 are for the case but they are located directly above my video cards. I have 4 intake fans on the very bottom of the case, one intake fan on the rear bottom of my case under the motherboard tray, one intake fan on the rear top of my case above the motherboard tray blowing directly into the airflow path of the CPU radiator. I then have two intake fans on the front of my case. I then have one fan blowing cool air from the front/bottom of the case directly onto the video cards and another two fans DIRECTLY on top of my video cards at the exhaust ports to suck the hot air away and up directly into my exhaust fans. If I could 3D print tunnels to direct my airflow I wonder if that would work, but currently my thermals are very much under control. At least that is for my video cards. My CPU is another matter but it's severely limited by the cooler I have on it and will eventually switch that to a triple or quadruple radiator to help keep that monster cool. When overclocked at 4.5Ghz and testing at 100% it'll reach temps over about 100C which is well beyond the recommended thermal limit of the CPU but within the thermal shutdown limit of the motherboard and the CPU. I don't think I'm doing too bad for a closed loop CPU cooler and air cooled video cards stacked on top of each other.
In addition to everything else, this thing is louder than you can imagine when I run all the fans at 100% fan speed. It's incredibly loud. Prolonged exposure at 100% will leave a buzzing noise in your hearing for about half an hour after I shut it down. But believe it or not, I leave this machine running 24/7. It's my on demand media server, I convert videos with it for uploading to YouTube on occasion and in its spare time I use it with a program called folding@home which allows my computer during idle time to crunch numbers for cancer research.
But I will see if my cords are long enough to relocate the tower next to my desk. It's so large I really need to put it on wheels.
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