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Cervidae
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Hi all,

 

I'm new to this forum. Just a quick overview to myself: 31 years old, bases in Munich, Germany, buidling my own PC's since 13 years (but now I have a beginners question :))

As I'm not sure, if this would be a topic for the cooling-forum, please be so kind and move it to there.

 

I'm building a new PC at end of January and I'm trying to figure out how to assemble my case fans the best way.

 

Currently the setup is (all fans are 120mm)

1. Front fan: pushing are into the case

2. Bottom fan: Sucking air out

3. Rear fan: Sucking air out

4. Top fan: Pushing air in

5. CPU fan: Pushing against the GPU.


So my idea is now.

1 and 3 stay the same way, but maybe high pressure fans

2 stays the same (static fan)

4 pushing out (static fan)

5 turn the CPU fan directing to the top

 

 

My new setup will be:

 

CPU: Intel i9-9900k

MB: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite

RAM: HyperX 2x8 GB (maybe 4x8 GB)

GPU: Asus GeForce RTX2070 ROG Strix OC Gaming

CPU cooler: Alpenfoehn Brocken 3 (140 mm, up to 220 Watts)

PSU: Corsair HX1000

 

Things I already have

Case: Fractel Define R2, XL

Storage: 2x SSD and 2x HDD.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

Greetings

 

 

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You need to have bottom and front as intake, top and rear should be exhaust. CPU cooler is usually pointed to rear fan. 

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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Ok, thanks both to you.

Should I use high pressure for int and static for out, or all just static?

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7 minutes ago, Cervidae said:

Ok, thanks both to you.

Should I use high pressure for int and static for out, or all just static?

Use high pressure  fans on radiators or air filters. If there is no dense obstacles, then use static.

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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The graphics card fans intake from the bottom instead of exhaust. 

2 hours ago, Cervidae said:

Should I use high pressure for int and static for out, or all just static?

What fans do you already have?

 

Make sure to quote a post or tag a member or else they won't get a notification you replied to them. 

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
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6 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

What fans do you already have?

I have 4 120mm static fans. I can't remember from which manufacturer they are.

 

// Totally forgot: The PSU is blowing down.

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5 hours ago, Cervidae said:

// Totally forgot: The PSU is blowing down.

You mean the fan is pointing down? Just like with GPU, PSU fans are always intake. So fan is sucking air from under the case and blowing it out from rear. Essentially taking it out of the loop when you consider just case overall airflow.

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5 hours ago, Cervidae said:

I have 4 120mm static fans. I can't remember from which manufacturer they are.

// Totally forgot: The PSU is blowing down.

If you're not sure, please post some photos of them. 

The fan on the psu is also intake unless the fan is on the rear. 

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1 hour ago, WoodenMarker said:

If you're not sure, please post some photos of them. 

The fan on the psu is also intake unless the fan is on the rear. 

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Yeah, sure. Sorry for the confusion.

 

The PSU is sucking air from the bottom and and exhausting it to the rear.

Also I mounted the case fans in the right direction, wether, in or out.

 

No everything is clear. I just have to change direction of bottom and top fan, as well as the CPU fan.

 

Thanks everybody.

 

Merry X-Mas

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