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hello, i am looking to replace my current case, an h510i(i know, that's why i am replacing). the temperatures with my zotac 3070 twin edge oc were pretty good, despite complaints i have heard. i have upgraded to an evga rtx 3080 ftw3 ultra gaming, and the temps are horrible, at least imo. the gpu idles around 60-64c, and reaches 85c-90c+ in game. if i take off the side panel, it drops to 35-40c idle, 72-75c in game, so i do believe the case is at fault. i am looking for a new case that has good airflow, but also has good aesthetics. preferably a white case, but i am open to other colors. i haven't looked at cases in a while, so i really don't know what's good atm, i was considering the corsair 4000x, i like the look, but don't know if the airflow is good. it needs to accommodate a 280mm rad, and i would like the option for a second 240mm radiator if i decide to add the evga hybrid cooler kit for the gpu. rgb isn't a huge deal for me, and i also just got a set of nzxt aer rgb 2 140mm fans i would like to incorporate if possible.  any advice on what case to go with would be appreciated. thanks in advance.

 

budget: 130-180$(flexible if it's worth it)

 

relevant specs:

3700x

x570 tuf gaming plus

arctic liquid freezer 2 280mm

g.skillz trident z neo 3600 cl16

evga rtx 3080 ftw3 ultra gaming

corsair rm750

1x 1tb hdd(3.5), 1x 2tb hdd(3.5)

 

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18 hours ago, bmx6454 said:

i was considering the corsair 4000x

Reconsider because this isn’t an airflow focussed model of this case as it has a glass front panel. It won’t be good for temps, nor if you decide to place a 280mm radiator on the front.

 

Out of Corsair’s range (for that price), the 4000D Airflow is the one you want (5000D Airflow if you want to spend more). It has room for a 240mm or 280mm radiator on top & a 280mm or 360mm (tight fit) on the front.

 

Great to build in, though your 2xHDD may create tight cabling management beneath the PSU shroud, but it’s doable.

 

Here’s mine when I had one HDD…

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But once everything’s in, the other side comes up a treat…

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It’s 32°C outside today (about 23° indoor ambient temp).

 

Idle temps…

CPU: 40°

GPU: 38°

GPU Hot Spot: 40°

 

Load Temps…(15 minute FurMark CPU & GPU Stress Tests)…

CPU: 71°

GPU: 79°

GPU Hot Spot: 90°
 

Other Motherboard Temps etc. after 15 minutes of above Stress Tests…

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The above results are with my CPU, Rear (exhaust) & Top (exhaust) fans at 1120RPM & my 3 front (intake) fans at 1545RPM, with noise levels of 37dB at seating position (1.2m away from case).
 

Taking the side panel off, letting things settle & at the 25 minute mark of the above stress tests, & the temps are…

 

CPU: 70° (-1°)

GPU: 78° (-1°)

GPU Hot Spot: 88° (-2°)

 

Using all Case/CPU fans at 100% (~2300RPM) results in the following temps/noise…

 

CPU: 68° (-3°)

GPU: 77° (-2°)

GPU Hot Spot: 89° (-1°)

Noise: 45dB (+8dB)

 

I got curious. Now, using all Case/CPU & GPU fans at 100% results in the following temps/noise…

 

CPU: 68.5° (-2.5°)

GPU: 70° (-9°)

GPU Hot Spot: 80° (-10°)

Noise: 48dB (+11dB)

 

 

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13 hours ago, Ralfi said:

Reconsider because this isn’t an airflow focussed model of this case as it has a glass front panel. It won’t be good for temps, nor if you decide to place a 280mm radiator on the front.

 

Out of Corsair’s range (for that price), the 4000D Airflow is the one you want (5000D Airflow if you want to spend more). It has room for a 240mm or 280mm radiator on top & a 280mm or 360mm (tight fit) on the front.

 

Great to build in, though your 2xHDD may create tight cabling management beneath the PSU shroud, but it’s doable.

 

Here’s mine when I had one HDD…

25649C95-C87C-434E-B302-1F90DD0EE4E0.thumb.jpeg.0baf765ba12cc4188ced2ea96939d388.jpeg
 

But once everything’s in, the other side comes up a treat…

45CFAA2C-FB62-498B-AD3B-F57C8BAF1A7F.thumb.jpeg.dd1d5f6f81cb7b3bce1c78deee2a3a0d.jpeg

 

It’s 32°C outside today (about 23° indoor ambient temp).

 

Idle temps…

CPU: 40°

GPU: 38°

GPU Hot Spot: 40°

 

Load Temps…(15 minute FurMark CPU & GPU Stress Tests)…

CPU: 71°

GPU: 79°

GPU Hot Spot: 90°
 

Other Motherboard Temps etc. after 15 minutes of above Stress Tests…

image.thumb.jpeg.0deaaa72bf6be696290375020a2fb3ad.jpegimage.thumb.jpeg.78a63251b0155dda1728d530a168d41e.jpeg


The above results are with my CPU, Rear (exhaust) & Top (exhaust) fans at 1120RPM & my 3 front (intake) fans at 1545RPM, with noise levels of 37dB at seating position (1.2m away from case).
 

Taking the side panel off, letting things settle & at the 25 minute mark of the above stress tests, & the temps are…

 

CPU: 70° (-1°)

GPU: 78° (-1°)

GPU Hot Spot: 88° (-2°)

 

Using all Case/CPU fans at 100% (~2300RPM) results in the following temps/noise…

 

CPU: 68° (-3°)

GPU: 77° (-2°)

GPU Hot Spot: 89° (-1°)

Noise: 45dB (+8dB)

 

I got curious. Now, using all Case/CPU & GPU fans at 100% results in the following temps/noise…

 

CPU: 68.5° (-2.5°)

GPU: 70° (-9°)

GPU Hot Spot: 80° (-10°)

Noise: 48dB (+11dB)

 

 

 

the 4000d or 5000d look like better options for sure, watching gamer's nexus review, it looks pretty good. i think my choice is between 5000d airflow and lian li lancool mesh, both seem to have very good airflow, and look pretty decent imo. thanks for the info!

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wait is OP using 3.5" or 2.5" hdd? 

Ryzen 3600 + EK Supremacy D-RGB | 2x8 GB DDR4 Klevv 3200 MT/s | MSI B550M Mortar | Palit 3070 GamingPro LHR + Bykski N-PT3070PRO-X | Corsair RM750 | Alphacool EPDM + QDC | Aquacomputer Quadro | Corsair XD5 | Bykski 280 30mm + 360 40mm rads | Barrow/Freezemod fittings | Corsair 5000D Airflow | AudioTechnica AD700 + Fiio K3 + Razer Seiren Mini
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1 hour ago, fonzz1e said:

wait is OP using 3.5" or 2.5" hdd? 

3.5(should have specified in op), but i'd like to also have spots for 2.5

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On 1/24/2022 at 12:44 PM, bmx6454 said:

3.5(should have specified in op), but i'd like to also have spots for 2.5

if yer only using your existing two 3.5 hdd & not planning more in the future corsair 4000D / 5000D is good

 

they both can fit up to four 2.5 disk

 

u might wanna check out

  • phanteks p500a
  • fractal meshify 2
Ryzen 3600 + EK Supremacy D-RGB | 2x8 GB DDR4 Klevv 3200 MT/s | MSI B550M Mortar | Palit 3070 GamingPro LHR + Bykski N-PT3070PRO-X | Corsair RM750 | Alphacool EPDM + QDC | Aquacomputer Quadro | Corsair XD5 | Bykski 280 30mm + 360 40mm rads | Barrow/Freezemod fittings | Corsair 5000D Airflow | AudioTechnica AD700 + Fiio K3 + Razer Seiren Mini
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5 hours ago, fonzz1e said:

if yer only using your existing two 3.5 hdd & not planning more in the future corsair 4000D / 5000D is good

 

they both can fit up to four 2.5 disk

 

u might wanna check out

  • phanteks p500a
  • fractal meshify 2

Thanks for the input. I plan on replacing the 1tb, but not adding anymore. The 500a and meshify 2 are great cases, but I’m not a huge fan of the look.

edit: after looking at the p500a white,rgb, i have reconsidered, as it looks pretty good imo. now my choice is between the p500a white rgb, corsair 5000d airflow, and lian li lancool mesh.

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