[SOLVED] Thermaltake a60 better cooling?

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I'm in Australia and summer is around the corner (30-40 C) and my current uni accom only has a ceiling fan. I want to keep my Thermaltake A60 but I want to make it cooler. It has 3 fans already (1 intake 2 out).
Is it best to upgrade the stock fans and can I add extra fans? Really unsure about case air flow so would love fan recommendations.

Thanks in advance.
 

Phaaze88

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Airflow should be front to back; bottom to top.


The top-front space should be left empty, because:
-As exhaust, it would pull some cool air up and out of the case before it got to the cpu cooler
-As intake, it would recirculate some of the warm air already exhausted from the case

Bottom and side intakes, both 120mm, but your case does not appear to have fan filters for either of these positions, so you'll also have to invest in 2x 120mm fan filters.
PCPartPicker Part List

Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $28.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 18:26 AEST+1000

Add a couple of fan filters such as these: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811999234


The stock fans that are included with cases are usually mediocre, but it's completely optional if you want to replace them.
PCPartPicker Part List

Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110 CFM 200 mm Fan ($34.09 @ Amazon Australia)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $90.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 18:41 AEST+1000
 
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Phaaze88

Admirable
Herald
Airflow should be front to back; bottom to top.


The top-front space should be left empty, because:
-As exhaust, it would pull some cool air up and out of the case before it got to the cpu cooler
-As intake, it would recirculate some of the warm air already exhausted from the case

Bottom and side intakes, both 120mm, but your case does not appear to have fan filters for either of these positions, so you'll also have to invest in 2x 120mm fan filters.
PCPartPicker Part List

Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $28.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 18:26 AEST+1000

Add a couple of fan filters such as these: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811999234


The stock fans that are included with cases are usually mediocre, but it's completely optional if you want to replace them.
PCPartPicker Part List

Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110 CFM 200 mm Fan ($34.09 @ Amazon Australia)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $90.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 18:41 AEST+1000
 
Reactions: IcyTamagotchi
Sep 12, 2019
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0
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Airflow should be front to back; bottom to top.


The top-front space should be left empty, because:
-As exhaust, it would pull some cool air up and out of the case before it got to the cpu cooler
-As intake, it would recirculate some of the warm air already exhausted from the case

Bottom and side intakes, both 120mm, but your case does not appear to have fan filters for either of these positions, so you'll also have to invest in 2x 120mm fan filters.
PCPartPicker Part List

Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $28.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 18:26 AEST+1000

Add a couple of fan filters such as these: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811999234


The stock fans that are included with cases are usually mediocre, but it's completely optional if you want to replace them.
PCPartPicker Part List

Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110 CFM 200 mm Fan ($34.09 @ Amazon Australia)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Case Fan: Corsair SP120 57.24 CFM 120 mm Fans ($28.00 @ Austin Computers)
Total: $90.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-14 18:41 AEST+1000
Thank you so much man super helpful explanation!
Just to clarify, the first fan link is for the side and the bottom 3 links are to replace my 3 stock ones? So I should have 4 fans right?
 

Phaaze88

Admirable
Herald
Thank you so much man super helpful explanation!
Just to clarify, the first fan link is for the side and the bottom 3 links are to replace my 3 stock ones? So I should have 4 fans right?
Yes, the first fan link is a 2-pack for the side and bottom.
The other fan links are the same 2-pack, but posted twice, and a 200mm fan. There does not appear to be a 4-pack available, just 2s, 3,s 5s, and 6s.
Multipacks are a little cheaper(per fan).
Your case:
-Front: 120mm OR 200mm
-Bottom: 120mm only
-Side: 120mm only
-Rear: 120mm only
-Top: 200mm only
My logic: 4x 120mm + 1x 200mm.
 
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