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NZXT H7 Flow VS. Corsiar 5000D AIRFLOW?

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Hi there.

I'm planning on getting a new case for my computer, my current Phanteks case isn't that great in terms of build quality and cable management, mostly because I decided to get a cheaper case when originally building my PC. I am currently looking at the NZXT H7 Flow and the Corsair 5000D. I would like to get the NZXT one because it's cheaper, but I am concerned about the airflow. Along with the case, I'm also planning on getting a 360mm (not sure which one yet).
 

I should note that I currently have 3x Noctua NF-A14 PWM 140mm.
 

With the NZXT case, if I mount all three of my Noctua fans on the front puling air in, a 360mm radiator on the top pushing out, and a 120mm fan on the rear pushing out, would I achieve sufficient positive airflow?

With the corsair case, I could pretty easily achieve positive airflow by putting 6 120mm in the front/front right of the case pulling in,  a 360mm radiator at the top pushing out, and a rear 120mm exhaust fan, however this  configuration would be much more expensive because I wouldn't be able to use the 140mm fans I currently have. This is because corsair case only has room for two 140mm fans on the front and two on the top, none on the side or rear. This means I would have to buy a minimum of 5 120mm fans given I'm using the two that come with the case. Also, would this configuration be considered overkill?

Please let me know if you have any insight with these cases, if there is an alternative configuration I should consider, or if there is another case I should look into. As always, thanks in advance. Please let me know if you need more context.

Side Question:
Any recommendations for 360mm AIOs or 120mm fans? I'm looking for non RGB items, I don't really care for flashy components.

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Which Phanteks case do you have ?

They're usually pretty high build quality, my P600S being proof (it weighs 15kg, super thick steel, Phanteks = Panzer 🙂  !) , and their recent G360 and G500 have very good reviews

Regarding your AIO, look at Arctic Freezer II, they have the best performance, and exist in cheap non RGB version

 

 

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4 hours ago, PDifolco said:

Which Phanteks case do you have ?

They're usually pretty high build quality, my P600S being proof (it weighs 15kg, super thick steel, Phanteks = Panzer 🙂  !) , and their recent G360 and G500 have very good reviews

Regarding your AIO, look at Arctic Freezer II, they have the best performance, and exist in cheap non RGB version

 

 

I currently have the Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh Mid Tower.  Another downside is that it does not support a 360mm AIO.

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1 hour ago, DriedSponge said:

I currently have the Phanteks Eclipse P300A Mesh Mid Tower.  Another downside is that it does not support a 360mm AIO.

Yeah this one is not the best Phanteks case, but it's the cheaper one too..

Newer and bigger ones are better suited for big AIOs and are easier to build into obviously

Both cases you're looking at are nice, then it's more of a personal taste about the one you prefer

You may look at the Lian Li Lancool III, it's kinda same tier/price and pretty good too

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14 hours ago, DriedSponge said:

Hi there.

I'm planning on getting a new case for my computer, my current Phanteks case isn't that great in terms of build quality and cable management, mostly because I decided to get a cheaper case when originally building my PC. I am currently looking at the NZXT H7 Flow and the Corsair 5000D. I would like to get the NZXT one because it's cheaper, but I am concerned about the airflow. Along with the case, I'm also planning on getting a 360mm (not sure which one yet).
 

I should note that I currently have 3x Noctua NF-A14 PWM 140mm.
 

With the NZXT case, if I mount all three of my Noctua fans on the front puling air in, a 360mm radiator on the top pushing out, and a 120mm fan on the rear pushing out, would I achieve sufficient positive airflow?

With the corsair case, I could pretty easily achieve positive airflow by putting 6 120mm in the front/front right of the case pulling in,  a 360mm radiator at the top pushing out, and a rear 120mm exhaust fan, however this  configuration would be much more expensive because I wouldn't be able to use the 140mm fans I currently have. This is because corsair case only has room for two 140mm fans on the front and two on the top, none on the side or rear. This means I would have to buy a minimum of 5 120mm fans given I'm using the two that come with the case. Also, would this configuration be considered overkill?

Please let me know if you have any insight with these cases, if there is an alternative configuration I should consider, or if there is another case I should look into. As always, thanks in advance. Please let me know if you need more context.

Side Question:
Any recommendations for 360mm AIOs or 120mm fans? I'm looking for non RGB items, I don't really care for flashy components.

The NZXT H7 Flow is going to be better

Recommendation for 360mm AIO: Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360

120mm fans: Phanteks T30 if you have space for a 30mm thick fan. Noctua NF-A12x25 if you only have space for a regular 25mm thick fan

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1 hour ago, person123456789 said:

The NZXT H7 Flow is going to be better

Recommendation for 360mm AIO: Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360

120mm fans: Phanteks T30 if you have space for a 30mm thick fan. Noctua NF-A12x25 if you only have space for a regular 25mm thick fan

Hi, thanks for the reply. Is there any specific reason as to why the NZXT one will be better?

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56 minutes ago, DriedSponge said:

Hi, thanks for the reply. Is there any specific reason as to why the NZXT one will be better?

so much cheaper with similar build quality and airflow

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Just now, person123456789 said:

so much cheaper with similar build quality and airflow

Solid argument, thank you.

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checkout p500a too

 

EDIT: you can place freezer 360 on top as well

https://www.reddit.com/r/Phanteks/comments/kgakzp/p500a_rookie_build/

 

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