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  1. I was considering the 120 for the rear exhaust but if placing the radiator at the top of the case doesn't make a difference in efficiency (hot air raising) then I would consider a 240mm
  2. I don't have any experience with AIO coolers, a few days ago added a fan controller in a Ryzen 2600 build. Just by adding a fan controller (my gigabyte motherboard only had one extra header and I was suspecting that my Y splitter could not fully power all the fans (3)) I saw an overall drop of 10°C, now the CPU runs below 80C under load. This made consider an AIO for another build that I have. This build is a Ryzen 7 1700 with the stock cooler. It usually runs in the high 80°C under load so I was thinking in adding an AIO, probably an ML120L from Cooler Master. The ambient temperature is around 26-33C in the summer. I already clean the stock cooler fins and replaced the thermal paste. My question is over radiator placement, how bad is to place the radiator at the rear exhaust instead of top exhaust? In this build I'm running two 120 mm intakes and one 120 mm exhaust. So if I place the AIO in the rear I would have 2 intakes, 1 top exhaust and 1 AIO rear exhaust. If I placed the AIO on top I would have 1 rear exhaust, 2 intakes and 1 AIO top exhaust. I know that hot air raises, so this is about what is more efficient. Rear or top radiator mounting?
  3. I purchased the controller, found it at $19 in Amazon and it was big difference. I don't think my single fan conector with the Y splitter was powering my fans efficiently. As soon as I plug the controller the led on my fans was brighter. I ran a few tests and I saw a 5°C drop in temperature. I went ahead and added an extra fan that I had laying around. My ambient temperature is around 28 - 32°C and after adding 1 top exhaust my temperature dropped ~10°C. Now I have 1 rear exhaust,1 top exhaust and 2 front intake fans. My Ryzen 5 2600 is now at 68-74°C at full load and 38-42°C at idle. Before adding the controller and the extra exhaust it was running at 81-86°C under load and 45-50 at idle. So, the fan controller it was a good investment.
  4. Thanks for that info i found a perfect place to put it next to my case.
  5. I'm trying to decide between a Phanteks Universal Fan Controller PH-PWHUB_02 and a DeepCool FH-10. My motherboard only has 2 fan headers (CPU and SYS) and I want to install 3 120 mm Corsair AF120 plus a stock corsair 120 mm rear fan. I don't want to use a fan header splitter because I think it will put a big load on a single header with 4 fans (3 of them with LED). My initial idea was to use a Phanteks controller, the PH-PWHUB_02 comes with a manual control. This will allow to run the AF120 at low speed when idle or in a light load (AF120 are 3 pins). But I can't find any photos of video of this controller in the wild, my concern is the size of the remote. I don't want a big piece of plastic sticking outside of the case. It looks small in phanteks website, but marketing is tricky. If somebody has a PH-PWHUB_02 please let me know how big the remote is. If it is too big I will rather go for a DeepCool splitter and run the fans a full speed.
  6. I just stumble into this thread and literally it made me think I was wrong in my memory placement, I had to double check inside my case and the SPD.
  7. Thanks, I was thinking exactly that. No point of having the cache if it isn't enough for whatever game I'm loading. Probably I'm going to wait a little more and see if can get a good deal on a 1TB SSD.
  8. I need some help choosing an additional hard drive for my desktop. It's for my game library and personal files. I can get a Crucial SSD MX500 500GB or a Seagate Firecuda SSHD (st1000lx015) 1TB for the same price. I currently using around 300 to 400 GB in games and files, I was browsing for an SSD and the Firecuda popped up as an option on Amazon. OS and other programs are running on my main NVME drive. The Firecuda comes with 8GB of NAND but I have no idea of how much this will impact launch times. I do have a laptop with a second HDD and game loading times are painful. In this case with an SSHD I don't have a clue. In fact I had never used one.
  9. Thanks a lot for the suggestions, here is the final rig. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1233752-basic-rig-for-3d-printing/ I had to swap my Aorus B450 for a Gigabyte B450M DS3H, I couldn't make it work. I tried everything but just didn't post. And prices were ridiculous, that's the reason because it took so long.
  10. Thanks for helping me select a basic case for my 3D printing station. These are the results. Ryzen 5 2600 Gigabyte B450M DS3H 16 GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB G5 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SilverStone CPF04 Fan hub 3x 120mm Corsair Air Series AF120 (2018) Gigabyte PB500 80 PLUS Bronze Cooler Master Q300L
  11. Thanks I returned the MSI, Amazon had the sapphire for $15 more. I would update my build once I have everything.
  12. Nice, I saw you used a shappire 570. I had never use sapphire before but the pulse 580 is around $20 cheaper than the MSI. Same specs. It is good, fan noise and quality? I went for an MSI 580 because I had MSI 1050 Ti and it was OK. That 1050 was an exchange from a powercolor rx 560 that had a DP dead from the factory.
  13. Thanks a lot, I think I’m going to try that case. I like the design and i’m actually reusing a B450 Aorus mATX.
  14. Thanks, I will have a look at FD cases. Size is not a concern, but I don't want to pay extra for something "gamer" or full of RGB, but I want something that allows for good cable management and perhaps to upgrade, the Corsair Carbide Spec-01 I used before doesn't have room for cooler upgrades or cable management, barely have any space behind the back panel.
  15. Hi guys, I'm building a new desktop and I'm looking for case that is discrete, I don't want RGB perhaps a side window but I don't mind if the case doesn't have one. In a previous build for my wife I used a Corsair Carbide Spec-01 but barely has any space for cable management and it doesn't allows tall coolers, I barely fitted a Hyper 212 in it. These are the specs that I'm looking into it: Ryzen 7 1700 or Ryzen 5 1600 with an XFX Radeon RX580 8GB I was thinking in a Cooler Master MCB-Q300L or Corsair cc-9011138-ww but I don't know how good are these cases. I'm not planning to do any overclock that requires a lot of air flow or heavy gaming. Mostly it will be used for 3D printing, handling 3D models, slicing and stuff like that but I want a case that might allow future upgrades. I appreciate if you can give some me recommendations for a case.