Chimera Industries Cerberus: The 18L, mATX, USA-made enclosure

Uruk

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thanks

did you put top fan on side bracket or using fan clip?

I'm always interested if you tried exhaust mode..
I mounted the side fan in the bracket, it allows more airflow since with clip part of it get covered by the side panel of the case.

I tried both, intake and exhaust, but in my case temps are better as intake. I have two fans in top as exhaust, and with the case sitting in vertical the airflow is more optimal that way.
 
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I mounted the side fan in the bracket, it allows more airflow since with clip part of it get covered by the side panel of the case.

I tried both, intake and exhaust, but in my case temps are better as intake. I have two fans in top as exhaust, and with the case sitting in vertical the airflow is more optimal that way.
thanks for sharing.
You are right with your personal setup (dual top exhaust fans, vertical stand), C14S seems to work pretty well!

Next step is to wait for new Noctua NF-A14x25 with sterrox blades..:D (2021 apparently..:))
 
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thanks for sharing.
You are right with your personal setup (dual top exhaust fans, vertical stand), C14S seems to work pretty well!

Next step is to wait for new Noctua NF-A14x25 with sterrox blades..:D (2021 apparently..:))
@Uruk by the way, did you notice noise reduction by moving to C14S instead of Corsair AIO?
 

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Big difference while gaming. Now I can set graphics card fans to 50-55% (65-70% before) and keep GPU temperatures under 70ºC.
ah ok...big difference on GPU noise as it has access to fresh air..;)

In case of pure cpu load, did you notice some improvment also?
 

Uruk

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ah ok...big difference on GPU noise as it has access to fresh air..

In case of pure cpu load, did you notice some improvment also?
Not really. Take into account that the system have now two additional fans, so I had to tweak the curves to get the same noise level as before in pure CPU load work.
 
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Not really. Take into account that the system have now two additional fans, so I had to tweak the curves to get the same noise level as before in pure CPU load work.
Understood...;)
Are you using fan xpert 4?
 
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BIOS. Dont like Asus software 🙃🙃
ahah..:)
Well Fan Xpert 4 is pretty convenient. My main concern is that HWinfo64 needs to be launched after it...otherwise hwinfo64 is not refreshing all MB data. I also found Fan Xpert could lose its mind (all fan at maximum or zero) while HWinfo64 is activated. (works like a charm with/along MSI afterburner)
BUT...as I'm flashing usually my bios I just keep standard preset on fan curve in bios and I adjust/tune every fan on Fan Xpert 4...so practical...:)
At last, Fan xpert 4 is capable to remove/increase maximum temperature of 70°C/75°C (impossible to remove/increase in bios)

Not perfect, but Fan Xpert 4 is now pretty useful..;)