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Positive Air Pressure Cooling System
The SilverStone engineers have taken great time and pride into making the FT01 an incredible air pushing machine. Early Ninjalane casemod projects used the idea of positive air pressure to move cool air thru the case and avoid dead spots and hot pockets. However doing positive air pressure incorrectly could actually hurt cooling performance. One such design mistake is blowing air directly over expansion card slots, we discovered that tightly packed expansion cards acted as heat islands and blowing air directly over them was not very efficient. However by moving fans away from these hot spots and applying positive pressure you can push the heat away very quickly and with great efficiency
SilverStone is using the idea of positive air pressure to move cool air through the FT01 at very rapid speed. The rapid cool air removes excess heat, and also isolates any kind of heat pockets away from the components inside the FT01.
For a detailed explanation of positive air pressure as it relates to the FT01 check out this page on the SilverStone website.
SilverStone has created a couple great videos to help get a visual understanding of positive air pressure at work
- Demonstration of Positive Air Pressure Design in PC chassis
- Fortress FT01 Pc case with positive air pressure part 2
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