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zalman z9 plus - where shall i put my temp sensor

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by arnie2013, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. arnie2013

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 11, 2013

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    hi

    i have hte zalman z9 plus case and it comes with that tempature thing on the front.
    my motherboard is the asus sabertooth z77

    now i just want ot know where have people put the sensor that gives the temp reading,
    currently i have put my under near my motherboard guard, where my graphics card is
     
  2. arnie2013

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 11, 2013

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    Anybody have any suggestions
     
  3. Shivy011

    Soldato

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    Location: Leicester/Loughborough

    Depends what you want to measure, I believe it would probably be for ambient case temperature though.
     
  4. Avenged7Fold

    Capodecina

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    Well tbh, the only useful temperatures probes like that can give is case temperature, water temperature and block/heatsink temperature. Though its not like you even need to know them. Just knowing case temperature is helpful for planning air flow.
     
  5. Bart_Hunt

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Gdansk, Poland

    I have sensors in fan controller and I put one sensor between gpu's and other near exhaust fan.
    My mobo have cpu temp led display so don't need sensor there, besides you can monitor that with software.
     
  6. arnie2013

    Gangster

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    ye I just want to monitor ambient case temp, so where would you suggest I put it in my zalman z9 plus case
     
  7. doyll

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  8. doyll

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    dbl post
     
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  9. paulmapp8306

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    Yeh - Im aware of all that. If I had the two intake and 2 exhaust fans only its easy to work out. Its that fifth top/front mounted fan thats the issue. Without actually sticking probes everywhere its nearly impossible to actually say which way would work better. So many potential positives and negatives in both direction. Having that fan will be better than NOT having it - its just which way gives the most improvement (I suspect there wont actually be much in it).

    If there was a fan slot on the bottom of my case even better - Id fit one there as intake and that "fitfth" on on top as exhaust - but I havent. I only have the 5 spots.
     
  10. doyll

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    Best places to monitor air temp inside of case is about an inch in front of cooler fans.
    CPU coolers is easy .. sensor in front of it's front fan.
    GPU coolers are not as easy .. need to monitor in front of each of it's fans, so needs more than 1 test run.