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What is the ideal layout?

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What is the ideal layout for my case. I just moved my build from an Phanteks Evolv ITX to a Fractal Design Meshify C TG.

 

Front Intake: FROSTFLOW+ 280 AIO w/ 2x Corsair ML140

Rear exhaust: Corsair ML120

Top exhaust: Phanteks PH-F140MP 

 

I have an extra few fans sitting beside me:

1x Phanteks PH-F140MP 140mm

2x Fractal Design Dynamic X2 GP-12 120mm

 

Would 2x 120mm beat 1x 140mm in the top? I read that too many fans is not a good thing, as well as placing intake and exhaust next to each other.

I haven't had a chance to push the system yet but at least I haven't heard the fans ramping up like they used to.

 

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Gigabyte Aorus 15G :: i7-10870H CPU :: 3080 :: DDR4 3200 2x16GB :: 1TB + 2TB SSD

i7-6700k :: FROSTFLOW+ 280 w/ ML140 PRO :: Z170i Pro Gaming ::  Vengeance 3200MHz 2x16GB :: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB :: Corsair RM650 :: Fractal Meshify C :: Dell S2719DC :: Edifier S1000

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1 minute ago, Shimejii said:

Flipping the tubes to be on the bottom would be better, as it will last longer if there is a fair bit of permeation. I prefer doing a positive pressure system and that means all intakes except the one back exhaust. 

I can try looking at it again, but the tubes are pretty stiff and would need to wrap around the graphics card - i didn't consider permeation.

I would think my configuration would have slight positive pressure in its current configuration.

It I changed the top 140 for 2x 120 I would swap the rear exhaust to intake to keep positive pressure.

Gigabyte Aorus 15G :: i7-10870H CPU :: 3080 :: DDR4 3200 2x16GB :: 1TB + 2TB SSD

i7-6700k :: FROSTFLOW+ 280 w/ ML140 PRO :: Z170i Pro Gaming ::  Vengeance 3200MHz 2x16GB :: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB :: Corsair RM650 :: Fractal Meshify C :: Dell S2719DC :: Edifier S1000

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Just now, silk186 said:

I can try looking at it again, but the tubes are pretty stiff and would need to wrap around the graphics card - i didn't consider permeation.

I would think my configuration would have slight positive pressure in its current configuration.

It I changed the top 140 for 2x 120 I would swap the rear exhaust to intake to keep positive pressure.

Thats usually the issue, or the tubes arent long enough tends to be the other :( You just have to make do with what you can

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15 minutes ago, Shimejii said:

Thats usually the issue, or the tubes arent long enough tends to be the other :( You just have to make do with what you can

FEP tubes are pretty stiff and I wouldn't want them pushing down on the GPU.

Gigabyte Aorus 15G :: i7-10870H CPU :: 3080 :: DDR4 3200 2x16GB :: 1TB + 2TB SSD

i7-6700k :: FROSTFLOW+ 280 w/ ML140 PRO :: Z170i Pro Gaming ::  Vengeance 3200MHz 2x16GB :: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB :: Corsair RM650 :: Fractal Meshify C :: Dell S2719DC :: Edifier S1000

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Adding fans to top won't change anything performance wise. Your CPU is getting best cooling possible, and GPU is where there could be improvement. And only place to help GPU cooling is to add bottom fans.

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