In another post, I was going over an AMD build I was planning; asking for recommendations. Well, I found an awsome i7 system used for a great price and jumped on it so that build is out the window. The only part of this i7 system I don't care for is the case. Specs on the system are as follows:
Intel Core i7-920 that is not CURRENTLY overclocked
Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 Heat Sink
OCZ XMP Ready Series 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC312800)
ASUS P6T Deluxe
(2) EVGA 896-P3-1257-A1 GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 GPU's running SLI
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
(4) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb Hard Drives
(2) Pioneer Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 40X CD-R 32X CD-RW 40X CD-ROM 2MB Cache Drives
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Case
Like I said, I am not big on the case. I was thinking of modding it with a few intake fans on the side. The following was the optinos I was looking at for these fans:
Additionally, I wanted to add a few exhausts on the top. At least one, but two if it will fit. I was considering the following fans for this use:
The other possibility I was considering was using three or four of the last 180mm fan I listed, with two or three on the side and one or two on the top.
My goal with all of this is to have a case with the cooling capability to cool the i7 overclocked and possibly a slight over clock on the GPU's. The case it is all in right now has two 120mm intakes on the front and one 120mm exhaust on the back. In addition, the heat sink has two 120mm fans on it, with on on either side. I really don't think this will be enough air flow and I do not want to burn my system up with too much heat.
Any recommendations would be greatly appriciated. This would be my first case mod, so I just wanted a few recommendations and opinions. The other option I was considering was buying and Antec 1200 and selling the current case. I would also like to hear if anyone has a great cooling case that would be better. If in the long run it is cheaper to buy a new case, or not much more after I sell the one I have now, I would be interested.
Thanks for the time,