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  1. Oh, well that simplifies things considerably. I thought it was something that I needed to take into consideration given that I am looking to build an enthusiast level rig. If it's not worth prioritizing over RPM, CFM and noise levels, then I won't bother trying to "optimize" the air pressure.
  2. I wasn't aware that GPUs had different exhaust styles. Would you be willing to link me some pictures of the different styles? I want to figure out what style the GPU I'm planning on buying in the future is.
  3. As of late, I have been doing a lot of research on air flow within a case, and the aspect of case air flow that I'm looking into currently is air pressure. After learning about the differences between positive and negative air pressure, I believe that I want my case to err on the side of negative air pressure so that the chance of heat pockets forming within the case is reduced, even if I have to deal with more dust as a result. As far as I can tell, it is pretty simple to figure out whether your case leans more toward positive or negative pressure by analyzing just the case fans, but I would like to know how other fans within the case, such as the PSU fan, GPU fans and CPU heatsink fans affect air pressure as well. Do those fans need to be taken into consideration too, or is air pressure established solely by the case fans?
  4. Like I thought; thanks for answering that.
  5. Oh? If it won't have a noticeable effect, then I'll refrain, but out of curiosity, what's the reason that it won't have much of an effect? Is it because the rear exhaust fan performs a similar role?
  6. If you don't mind, I have a question for you, but I don't think it warrants a new thread. In the time since my last post, I've been doing research on the Dark Rock Pro 4 and learned that it is capable of mounting a third 120mm fan. If I were to mount a third fan onto it, it would be extremely close to the rear exhaust fan in my case. Taking that into consideration, how much of an effect on temperatures would adding a third fan have?
  7. Thanks for answering my questions. You're way more reliable than Be Quiet's customer service department.
  8. Just the answer I was looking for. Those Ripjaws V sticks you have seem to be about 2mm taller than the Flare X sticks based on the product page. That means they should fit just fine. Though, I do have another question for you if you don't mind. That TR4 model of the Dark Rock Pro 4... it's only for AMD Threadripper CPUs, right? If I (will in the near future) own a Ryzen CPU, i'd just go with the regular model, right?
  9. Just found out that the Noctua NH-D15 has a maximum RAM clearance of 32mm. Technically, it's 37mm if you put its second fan into the elevated position, but that's irrelevant for me since the RAM I plan to buy is 40mm tall. I don't want to use liquid cooling, so at this point, my only option is to see if the NH-D15's competitors accommodate taller RAM sticks. At the moment, I've got my eyes on the Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4. I checked its product page on the Be Quiet! website, but couldn't find anything about RAM clearance. I've tried googling the answer to this question, but didn't find anything... I've even tried e-mailing them, but haven't received a response yet. Anyone here have the information I'm looking for?
  10. ProtoflareX

    In terms of case temperatures, how significant is 55 CFM?

    Interesting. In that case, maybe it would be worth it to invest in the stronger fans after all. I'm looking to build a rig that won't need to be replaced for years, and hardware temperatures play a direct role in that. Anyway, thank you to you and the other contributors for answering my questions. I've selected one of your earlier comments as the thread answer.
  11. ProtoflareX

    In terms of case temperatures, how significant is 55 CFM?

    So in summary, because I am using air cooling, which involves a large heatsink being directly beneath the top exhaust fan (or fans), the increased CFM of two 140mm exhaust fans as opposed to one 200mm exhasut fan will have a noticeable effect on the case and CPU temps. In addition to that, since the case's two front intake fans are further away from the heatsink than the top exhaust fans and the fans that are attached to the heatsink itself, replacing them with higher CFM fans would not have as much of an impact as with the exhaust fans? Did I get that right?
  12. ProtoflareX

    In terms of case temperatures, how significant is 55 CFM?

    Oh no, I'm now referring to a different set of fans entirely. My first question dealt with how a 55 CFM difference between one 200mm exhaust fan and two 140mm exhaust fans would affect case temperatures. If I understood what you said correctly, the difference would be negligible if I were using liquid CPU cooling since the dissipation of the CPU's heat takes place away from the exhaust fan. However, since I am using air cooling, the presence of a large heatsink directly beneath the exhaust fan (or fans) increases the impact of that increased CFM significantly. Now I'm wondering if that applies to intake fans as well. The case's stock intake fans are two 200mm fans with a combined CFM of 180. The NH-D15's heatsink is so large, that it is hit directly by the air that the intake fans blow into the case. As a result of that, I am wondering if upgrading the two stock fans to stronger fans that have a combined CFM of 220 would have a noteworthy effect on temperatures.
  13. ProtoflareX

    In terms of case temperatures, how significant is 55 CFM?

    Interesting... That answer actually gave rise to another question. Let's assume that the CPU heatsink is in the path of the air entering the case from its intake fans; in this case, how significant is a 40 CFM difference between two different intake fans in regards to CPU / case temps?
  14. ProtoflareX

    In terms of case temperatures, how significant is 55 CFM?

    Out of curiosity, why does the presence of a large heatsink increase the impact of the exhaust fan's CFM? I want to expand my knowledge of case cooling.
  15. ProtoflareX

    In terms of case temperatures, how significant is 55 CFM?

    There will, indeed, be a big heatsink on top of the CPU, specifically, the Noctua NH-D15. So, in that case, the 2x 140mm would actually be better?