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  1. Got an update: I moved back to a top exhaust w/ 3 120mm intakes in the front... the GPU temp is about 69C so no change there, but the CPU temp seems to have risen about 10C all under similar conditions with the same fan curves. Also the fan noise seems louder. So it seems a bit odd, But my previous setup seemed better for me and this case. I had the radiator intake in the front, with 1 intake fan up top right above the radiator, then the 2 top/back fans being exhaust and the rear fan exhaust. About the same GPU temp here, but much quieter with lower CPU temp. I was hoping to reach low 60's and eventually start OC'ing, so I wish i could think of a better config to improve temperatures. I could spend more money on better fans, but I'm really not interested in that right now.
  2. Mine's not mesh, it's solid. JM21 was talking about a mod he had previously done
  3. I was just thinking about doing that today. It's pretty obvious now that I think about it, but I didn't realize the intake was pushing air through the hot radiator when I first went with that setup. I'm going to keep it a day or two to see how my CPU temperature currently is with the tasks I run. Then I'll make the switch, and compare the two. I'm expecting it'll drop a couple more Celsius and I'll more than likely keep the radiator up top
  4. Haha yeah I'm figuring that out. I don't mind tinkering, it helps me learn, but next build I'll go with something like a meshify
  5. Wow, that's a nice mod, was it a lot of work making the mesh panel? I'll try the radiator up top and compare both my CPU and GPU temps now.
  6. I recently made some fairly easy mods on the NZXT H710 I just built to improve the airflow. It might be a little funky but so far it's getting the job done. Hopefully this helps someone as this case seems like it would be pretty hard to get adequate air on some higher end builds. For reference the GPU Temps are at 95% usage and under similar conditions (cooler is Kraken X62, internal fans are stock x4): Before: 76C with the front panel on (pump + radiator fans 90-100%) 71C with the front panel off (pump + rad fans 70-90%) After: ~66C-71C with the front panel on or off (pump 70% + rad fans 50%) Before I had 4 exhaust fans (1 back, 3 top) and my 2x radiator fans were the only intakes on the front. Now this I really didn't like anything about it. The fans were noisy, it wasn't positive pressure, and I felt like the temps were really bad if the only way to get near 70C was to take the front panel off to let more air in... especially because the reason i bought the case was for the aesthetic. My plan was to flip one of the fans up top around and turn it into an intake. The problem here is that the 3 top fans all share the same chamber and there is a panel sitting directly in front of the fans, the only ventilation is on the sides. Air is pushed in and out with brute force. I wanted to segregate the new intake fan up top from the 2 exhaust fans. I didn't want them stealing air from each other and having the intake recirculating hot air. The best quick solution I could come up with was to take some dense packing foam that came with the case and cut it up to make a divider. I kept it snug so I could try to keep the best suction as possible on the intake fan. Looking at the radiator fans I noticed they were very prone to recirculation and losing suction as well. I cut a small piece of cardboard from the back of a notebook to close the fans off from the inside of the PC. Other than that I used a little bit of electrical tape here and there to fine tune the leaks from the intake chambers leading back into the internals. That's it! It's not the prettiest or most perfect way to seal it off, but it worked pretty damn well and you can't even see what I did when the covers are back on! It's a whole lot quieter too. I haven't fine tuned the case fans in the BIOS yet, but it feels like I've achieved positive pressure and I'm pretty happy with it so far. Now if I ever decide to overclock it, I might end up upgrading the fans to deal with the extra heat, we'll see. This is my first PC build and I'm new to this world so take it easy on me lol. Just posting this in hopes it can help someone out as this case's stock airflow is kinda trash.
  7. Just installed Windows 10 on my first PC build and I would really appreciate some advice from the pros here I'm looking for the best free Antivirus and Malware protections and PC Cleaners. I'm thinking of getting Advanced System Care, CCleaner, maybe Avast and Malwarebytes. I'm completely new to getting a new PC up and running, so any general advice or suggestions would also be greatly appreciated I have already ran Windows update and tried to download all of the drivers, but I don't know if I got all of them or not... ALSO: My system doesn't seem to be detecting my Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD...? Thank you!
  8. I'm wrapping my first ever build, but have 1 little problem. There is a USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection from my case that is not supported by my Z390 UD Mobo. I'm hoping there is a cheap fix for this, maybe an adapter? Does anyone know or is my only option getting a diff Mobo? Thanks
  9. Big thanks for the quick and detailed reply I was under the impression that OC the Hz led to artifacts and whatnot from a video Linus did on some 240Hz monitor that boosted to 265Hz or something.
  10. Just bought this monitor and am wondering how well the boosted 165hz (w/ G-sync enabled) display really works... Is it the real deal, or is it basically just a marketing gimmick that leaves ghosting and artifacts in it's wake?
  11. I like all of the AMD parts complimenting eachother. Maybe I should have gone that way, oh well. Not sure how the overclocking of those parts and mine compare, but I plan on testing that as well. Just curious, why did you opt out of a cooler? Thanks for your input
  12. The total build was about ~1350 after taxes in a mix between Newegg and Amazon. GPU ~460 CPU ~200 MOBO ~90
  13. I tried pretty hard to get the most bang for my buck. I definitely could have skimped on the case, but not sure what else. Everything else seemed to be about double the cost without much improvement. What were you thinking of changing?
  14. It's definitely a solid card. The benchmarks I saw comparing the two gave the i5 a slight edge in fps, at least when overclocked (something else i need to learn). Thank you both! @GoldenLag, I really don't mind criticisms. I'm still new to this, there might be something I can learn... And it's never too late to return and rebuy