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Luke Murtagh

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  1. Good point. Performance. I should have stated that.
  2. Hello! I am looking for an AIO cooler to cool my i7-9700k and I was wondering what the very best AIO in your opinion is? Price and size be damned! My NZXT H710i can fit most AIOs so there (hopefully) won't be an compatibility issues. Edit: Best with regards to performance. Thanks!
  3. Hello,I am thinking about going with either an NZXT Kraken X62 or X72 to cool my i7-9700K overclocked to 4.7GHz. Does anyone have any recommendations as to which one I should choose? Money is no issue here as I am simply wondering which would give me greater performance. I've seen reviews, such as one by GamersNexus, in which the X62 consistently did better than the X72. Could anyone explain why? I realise the X62 has two 140mm fans compared to the three 120mm fans on the X72, but surely three 120mm fans would perform better than two 140mm fans, even if only marginally? Is there any reason to go for the X72 over the X62?Thanks!Specs:CPU: i7-9700K.CPU Cooler: ?Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (WiFi). Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200. Storage: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 SSD and Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD. GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080TI 11GB FTW 3 Ultra. PSU: Corsair RM1000i 1000W 80+ Gold.Case: NZXT H710i.
  4. Okay, will do. My GPU has three fans and runs at between 50-60 degrees c when under pressure in my current case so I’m fine with trying it at the front. How many exhausts would you recommend? I’ve seen some people have three exhausts at the top. Would that interfere with airflow or not? I’m used to having an air cooler so I only have one exhaust at the top at the moment because I wanted air to get through the CPU tower but since I’m changing it to an AIO I presume this isn’t an issue anymore?
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    Hello all, I plan to migrate my current build to an NZXT H710i and I need some advice regrading airflow. I will have a Kraken X72 cooling my CPU and I was thinking of placing it on the front to act as intake. My question is what I should do for exhaust. Should I have one rear exhaust and three top exhausts or only one or two top exhausts? Since this is my first time using an AIO I’m not quite sure what an ideal setup would look like. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Specs: CPU: i7-9700K.CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X72.Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (WiFi). Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200.Storage: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 SSD and Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD.GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080TI 11GB FTW 3 Ultra.PSU: Corsair RM1000i 1000W 80+ Gold.Case: NZXT H710i.
  6. Okay, that was my thought as well. Thanks for the help! One last question: as the radiator is going on top should the fans be under the radiator nearer my components or above the radiator? Should the fans push air up through the radiator and the top of the case or should they pull air through it?
  7. Thanks for the response. I have a i7-9700K and an EVGA RTX 2080TI FTW3. What in your opinion is more important to keep the coolest?
  8. Hi, In the near future I may be purchasing an NZXT Kraken X72 to go with my NZXT H710 in order to cool my i7-9700K. Should I mount the radiator to the front or top of the case? I have never used an AIO before so I'm rather clueless as to the benefits/negatives of either option. Edit: And should the fans be positioned so they are pushing air through the radiator or pulling air in? Thanks!
  9. Hi, I am looking to purchase some Corsair ML120MM fans for my new case and I have a question. I noticed Corsair don't sell fan extension cables. Would any 4-pin extension cables, say from Noctua, work on Corsair fans? Thanks.
  10. Thanks for the help! I’ve seen people with very similar setups to mine on PCPartPicker and their temps are no higher than 70 degrees for CPU and GPU which seems decent. If I may ask one more question: what would do a better job of cooling my CPU? My current Noctua or a similar air cooler such as a Dark Rock Pro 4 or an AIO?
  11. Thanks. What in your opinion is the difference between the H700 and H710? And is getting the ‘intelligent’ version of either case worth it or not? Edit: I forgot to include my specs so here they are: CPU: i7-9700K.CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15.Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (WiFi). Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 Storage: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 SSD and Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080TI 11GB FTW 3 Ultra PSU: Corsair RM1000i 1000W 80+ Gold Would you say a H700 or H710 decked out with Noctua fans still cool my system?
  12. What is your opinion on the H500? I realise it doesn’t do as well as some other NZXT cases but I really like the look of it. I know I’m vain lol
  13. Yeah, I’ve seen that. It makes me confused to be honest - I’m told by quite a few people that NZXT have terrible airflow and yet the NZXT cases, especially the H700, aren’t that far behind.
  14. Yeah, I think I might just go for the Chromax kit instead. I was also thinking about the possibility of going for taller RAM kits but I believe the NH-D15 might give me clearance issues. Would the NH-D15S give me better RAM clearance with a similar level of performance?
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