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Best cooling configuration for Lian Li Lancool 216 X case

Greetings,

It's been a while since I built a computer, I decided to change my current case for the new Lian Li Lancool 216 X Black Mid Tower:

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-216/

 

I am really excited, now I'm wondering what's the best configuration since I have never put the radiator on top.

 

I'm planning this:

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And there is the possibility to put two more fans at the buttom.

1-Is this the best configuration? or do you recommend other?

2-Is it useless to put 2 fans at the buttom, do they need to be exhaust or intakes?

 

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Just have the rad as intake and leave the back open. So much positive pressure then that there is no use for a back fan.

 

Any reason for an aio? A thermalright peerless assasin 120 matches or beats most and costs a fraction.

 

As for fans in the bottom. Yes entirely useless.

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Rad should go at the top, you can't easily put it at the front given those are 160mm fans. Regardless, this is a super basic setup that you shouldn't be sweating over. 

 

Also +1 to ditching the AIO unless you know you want it entirely for looks. 

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1 hour ago, jaslion said:

Just have the rad as intake and leave the back open. So much positive pressure then that there is no use for a back fan.

 

Any reason for an aio? A thermalright peerless assasin 120 matches or beats most and costs a fraction.

 

As for fans in the bottom. Yes entirely useless.

Is because of looks and that I already have it

 

18 minutes ago, GuiltySpark_ said:

Rad should go at the top, you can't easily put it at the front given those are 160mm fans. Regardless, this is a super basic setup that you shouldn't be sweating over. 

 

Also +1 to ditching the AIO unless you know you want it entirely for looks. 

Exactly is for looks.

i7 10700k @ 5.05 Ghz

Corsair H100i pro XT 240mm

MSI z490 tomahawk

16 Gb (2 x 8 GB) Patriot Viper Steel - 4000mhz - 16-16-16-34

MSI 1070TI titanium

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On 12/1/2023 at 12:22 PM, EspinalAndres said:

Greetings,

It's been a while since I built a computer, I decided to change my current case for the new Lian Li Lancool 216 X Black Mid Tower:

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-216/

 

I am really excited, now I'm wondering what's the best configuration since I have never put the radiator on top.

 

I'm planning this:

image.thumb.png.eccb077eac341f81e8df92a93725b4a9.png

And there is the possibility to put two more fans at the buttom.

1-Is this the best configuration? or do you recommend other?

2-Is it useless to put 2 fans at the buttom, do they need to be exhaust or intakes?

 

Here are the possibilities:

image.png.88133e520843ffdd96124dc41db132f3.png

 

Since you didn't indicate your PC setup, it's hard to say what's best. Please share that info. 

I've been using computers since around 1978, started learning programming in 1980 on Apple IIs, started learning about hardware in 1990, ran a BBS from 1990-95, built my first Windows PC around 2000, taught myself malware removal starting in 2005 (also learned on Bleeping Computer), learned web dev starting in 2017, and I think I can fill a thimble with all that knowledge. 😉 I'm not an expert, which is why I keep investigating the answers that others give to try and improve my knowledge, so feel free to double-check the advice I give.

My phone's auto-correct is named Otto Rong.🤪😂

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14 hours ago, RevGAM said:

Since you didn't indicate your PC setup, it's hard to say what's best. Please share that info. 

 

It is on my signature

i7 10700k @ 5.05 Ghz

Corsair H100i pro XT 240mm

MSI z490 tomahawk

16 Gb (2 x 8 GB) Patriot Viper Steel - 4000mhz - 16-16-16-34

MSI 1070TI titanium

i7 10700k @ 5.05 Ghz

Corsair H100i pro XT 240mm

MSI z490 tomahawk

16 Gb (2 x 8 GB) Patriot Viper Steel - 4000mhz - 16-16-16-34

MSI 1070TI titanium

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2 minutes ago, EspinalAndres said:

 

It is on my signature

i7 10700k @ 5.05 Ghz

Corsair H100i pro XT 240mm

MSI z490 tomahawk

16 Gb (2 x 8 GB) Patriot Viper Steel - 4000mhz - 16-16-16-34

MSI 1070TI titanium

Nothing changes, unless you plan to pull out the great 160mm fans the case comes with in the front, the rad should go up top. Its designed for that.

 

Top bracket even comes off to make installation easier.

 

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11 hours ago, EspinalAndres said:

 

It is on my signature

i7 10700k @ 5.05 Ghz

Corsair H100i pro XT 240mm

MSI z490 tomahawk

16 Gb (2 x 8 GB) Patriot Viper Steel - 4000mhz - 16-16-16-34

MSI 1070TI titanium

Thanks. I have signatures turned off. I second @GuiltySpark_'s suggestion. 

I've been using computers since around 1978, started learning programming in 1980 on Apple IIs, started learning about hardware in 1990, ran a BBS from 1990-95, built my first Windows PC around 2000, taught myself malware removal starting in 2005 (also learned on Bleeping Computer), learned web dev starting in 2017, and I think I can fill a thimble with all that knowledge. 😉 I'm not an expert, which is why I keep investigating the answers that others give to try and improve my knowledge, so feel free to double-check the advice I give.

My phone's auto-correct is named Otto Rong.🤪😂

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