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2 hours ago, Scorpio 72472 said:

Oh yeah didn't notice that. Thank you

I'm in an ITX case with a 140 and 120 at the front. Same PSU and GPU types and a 120 at the back. Therefore slight positive pressure.

 

My GPU is right up against the PSU, pretty standard for ITX cases, it idles at 40 and loads at 65. A good case can overcome the issue of a GPU against as PSU like the above.

 

EG Fractal Design Nano C

Hello everyone,

 

I'm going to build a new PC

Ryzen 5 2600x (stock cooler/hyper 212) + 1070ti/GTX 1160 + B450 bazooka.

 

Now, since it's a micro-atx case. I've selected the:

Cooler master Masterbox Q300L.

 

It has filters and fan intakes all over it. And I'm planning to add two 1000rpm fans in the front as intakes and Keeping a single exhaust at the back. Would that be sufficient for cooling my rig? Or do I need more fans? (On the bottom intake)

 

please note that liquid cooling is not an option for me unfortunately.

 

Now my question is: will 3 suffice? Or i need 4? And also if I'll really need the hyper 212? Or that stock cooler will be enough for reaching the maximum clock speed through XFR. I don't want to face any overheating issues. I really like that case. And I'd like to take it if it doesn't pose an overheating problem. 

 

Thank you.

 

Note: I'll not be overclocking

Note: fractal cases are scarcely available in my country

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I prefer slight positive pressure.

 

Factor in your GPU and maybe PSU exhaust plus a 120mm fan. 

 

A corsair AF120 would be a great exhaust.

 

if you can buy two 140mm fans for the front, if not then a 120 and 140.

 

1000RPM sounds like a140mm so that’s good.

 

You should end up with slightly more intake than exhaust, which will mean you use the dust filters effectively.

 

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33 minutes ago, NIneEyeRon said:

I prefer slight positive pressure.

 

Factor in your GPU and maybe PSU exhaust plus a 120mm fan. 

 

A corsair AF120 would be a great exhaust.

 

if you can buy two 140mm fans for the front, if not then a 120 and 140.

 

1000RPM sounds like a140mm so that’s good.

 

You should end up with slightly more intake than exhaust, which will mean you use the dust filters effectively.

 

The PSU will be a bottom mount with the fan aimed downward. So i don't think that will be a factor since the exhaust will be through the back. And the GPU is a non blower so I'm thinking, 

 

1x120mm at the bottom (the included one)

2x140mm at the front 

1xAF120 for exhaust for the back. 

 

Another thing is that. With that setup, would I require an aftermarket air cooler? Or the stock wraith spire would suffice? I Will not be overclocking. And I want to get most out of the XFR. will there be any thermal throttling with that many fans and a stock cooler or I'll need a aftermarket cooler?

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51 minutes ago, NIneEyeRon said:

I prefer slight positive pressure.

 

Factor in your GPU and maybe PSU exhaust plus a 120mm fan. 

 

A corsair AF120 would be a great exhaust.

 

if you can buy two 140mm fans for the front, if not then a 120 and 140.

 

1000RPM sounds like a140mm so that’s good.

 

You should end up with slightly more intake than exhaust, which will mean you use the dust filters effectively.

 

Another thing is that. I've seen the distance between the PSU and GPU in the picture and I'm a bit worried if the GPU will be choked of airflow?section5-img.png

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7 minutes ago, Scorpio 72472 said:

Another thing is that. I've seen the distance between the PSU and GPU in the picture and I'm a bit worried if the GPU will be choked of airflow?

Looks like there is plenty of space if you mount the video card in the first PCIe slot

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13 minutes ago, Quadriplegic said:

Looks like there is plenty of space if you mount the video card in the first PCIe slot

Oh yeah didn't notice that. Thank you

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2 hours ago, Scorpio 72472 said:

Oh yeah didn't notice that. Thank you

I'm in an ITX case with a 140 and 120 at the front. Same PSU and GPU types and a 120 at the back. Therefore slight positive pressure.

 

My GPU is right up against the PSU, pretty standard for ITX cases, it idles at 40 and loads at 65. A good case can overcome the issue of a GPU against as PSU like the above.

 

EG Fractal Design Nano C

i5 8600 - RX580 - Fractal Nano S - 1080p 144Hz

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