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Best possible cooling solution for MasterBox lite 3.1

paszi95
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Hey guy!

I have a masterbox lite 3.1 case and I already have a system installed in it. Specs are the following:

Ryzen 5 2600

Asrock b450m pro4

Asus gtx1060 6gb

Pure power 10 500w 

Hyperx fury black 2x8gb 3200mhz ram

MasterBox lite 3.1 case

 

The cases fan options are limited. There is 1 rear mount for a 120mm fan and at the front theres room for 2 120mm fans or a 240mm AIO.

I have 3 options.

I buy 3 case fans and an air cooler for the processor

I buy a 240mm AIO and mount on the front as intake and i use a 120mm fan on the rear side as exhaust.

Or I buy a 120mm AIO on the rear side and put 2 120mm fans on the front side.

 

How would I get better temps both on processor and system side?

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120mm AIO is waste of money. The rest is more about which component you want to be cool or is it acceptable to have higher temps on CPU with CPU being cooler one. AIO at front will help to keep CPU cool, but since you are bringing hotter air in, GPU will be hotter than what it would in normally air cooled system. With just fans you keep GPU in order. Now, in normal ATX case you wouldn't have to think any further as air cooling is superior when you have limited mounting options for AIO. But in your situation you have limits. Which is 158mm for air cooler. This is quite big thing as many of better coolers are taller than that. There are very good coolers that fit under the limit. But not many can even compete with better dual-rads.

 

So question is, do you want to have really well cooled CPU and bit toastier GPU. Or normal GPU with bit limited OC capabilities on CPU.

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Are you currently just using the single stock case fan for system cooling?

What are your temps? Where are you shopping / located? Budget?

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On 12/9/2018 at 5:20 AM, paszi95 said:

Hey guy!

I have a masterbox lite 3.1 case and I already have a system installed in it. Specs are the following:

Ryzen 5 2600

Asrock b450m pro4

Asus gtx1060 6gb

Pure power 10 500w 

Hyperx fury black 2x8gb 3200mhz ram

MasterBox lite 3.1 case

 

The cases fan options are limited. There is 1 rear mount for a 120mm fan and at the front theres room for 2 120mm fans or a 240mm AIO.

I have 3 options.

I buy 3 case fans and an air cooler for the processor

I buy a 240mm AIO and mount on the front as intake and i use a 120mm fan on the rear side as exhaust.

Or I buy a 120mm AIO on the rear side and put 2 120mm fans on the front side.

 

How would I get better temps both on processor and system side?

If u see in my signature I own this case and use it in my everyday,  what cpu Cooler are you using, what’s your temps and from here I can help you.  I’ll show you pictures of how I got better airflow too

My PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor (4.4Ghz), MOBO: GIGABYTE X470 AORUS Gaming 7 WiFi (AMD Ryzen AM4/ X470/ Intel Wave 2 WiFi/M.2), RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15, GPU: Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD Graphics Cards, STORAGE: 120GB CRUCIAL SSD, 1TB WD BLUE, COOLER: Cooler Master 212 EVO RGB Black Edition, FANS: 4 x MasterFan MF120R RGB (2 Front, 1 Back, 1 Top), 1 x Noctua NF-P12 Redux 1700 RPM(Back off Cooler), PC CASE: Cooler Master MB500 case, PSU: EVGA 750 BQ.

 

My Kids PC:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 (95watt @3.5Ghz @1.40V), MOBO: ASUS M2A-VM, RAM: Kingston 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2 800MHz, GPU: nVidia GT 710 2GB DDR3 (OC’ed Clock to 1300Mhz and Memory to 950Mhz), STORAGE: 250GB HDD, 500GB HDD, COOLER:  Cooler Master 212 EVO, PC CASE: Cooler Master Q300L , FANS: 3 x upHere RED LED Fans (2 Front, 1 Back), PSU: Generic 300 Watt PSU.

 

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