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Cooler Master H500M extra fans?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a CM H500M case that has the stock 2 x 200mm ARGB fans in the front and the 140mm exhaust in the rear.
MB is a Gigabyte X470 gaming 7 wifi and a Ryzen 9 3900x with a Noctua NH-D15S for the CPU.
I will be using the mesh front for best air flow.

I also have another 2 x 200mm ARGB CM fans which can go in the top.

My questions are - is it worth using them or would the configuration be good enough stock configuration?
Also, If used would they be better set up as exhaust or intake in the top?


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I have the older 500 without out the mesh. Using the 2700x /5700xt combo i have nps with heat at all just using the 2 front and single 140mm exhaust.


I have 3 top installed just to fill the case and have never needed to use them.


I'm using the R-1 cooler with triple fans + the 140 exhaust.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks for the info Defyant, now to see what others might be able to add.

My first build in two decades, lol, had a Lot of catching up to do Think I've made life harder for myself with the Gigabyte MB as that has a different ARGB layout to the others but managed to source another adapter cable.



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8 hours ago, ldwilliams said:


There's already plenty of positive pressure going to be happening in that case. Probably don't even need the 140mm exhaust fan since your CPU fan is already pointed to the back.

I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...



What is your budget/country for your new PC?


what monitor resolution/refresh rate?


What games or other software do you need to run?



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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yes, something to consider, reason I was asking. Wouldn't they add to the airflow and bring the case temperature down even more though? I know that you reach the point of diminishing returns (seen enough Youtube vids on fan numbers and placement). I may just add them and not connect them up / not have them running (at first anyway) and see how it goes.

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The stock fans are fine and there isn't much to gain from adding more fans unless you want to run fans at lower rpm for less noise.

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