So, I'm quite inspired by the silverstone fortress 2, but I'm building a custom system for my desktop. The case will be a part of the desk, and mount in a very particular way, where it'll be possible to have essentially no bottom on the case (apart from dust filters).
I'm going to be buildinging it in steel, using steel plates, bolts and square-pipes for the inner chassis, and glued on veneer and massive wood for the outside. It'll be quite the project.
The thing is, the design calls for a case with the back panel facing towards the top, and a full size ATX interior, with the motherboard area being about a foot wide, and cooled by two 14 cm fans in the bottom, as well as two 14 cm fans in the top. Hailing back to the design of the original p180, the psu and hdd drives will be mounted in a seperate rectangular compartment with a 14cm fan up top and one down bottom.
SPCR generally recommends that you mount the various fans in a vertical position; but the silverstone design calls for horizontally mounted fans. Can you guys think of any way to test the acoustic qualities of the setup apart from just...well...buying a bunch of fans and trying them out?
And surely, it must be possible to buy the 18cm silverstone fans as spare parts, so I could go there if it comes to that, but I would really prefer the case not being nearly that big. Since everything will be custom made, I can do the design in a very exact (and simple) way, so I was hoping to avoid that I could just use a total of 6 truesilent antec fans from the 14cm fan roundup as the basis for my design.
Thoughts and comments?
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