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Optimal Airflow for Corsair Air 740

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Building a PC for a friend, he's chosen the Corsair Air 740 case. Hell be using an H115i  and will have a hybrid cooled video card so thats a 120 rad.

 

I will be putting the 115i on the top, but I'm not sure how to do the rest. He wears headphones, so lots of fans don't matter.

 

The front supports 3x120 or 2x140, the bottom supports 2x120 or 2x140, and the back 1x120 or 1x140.

 

Here's one of my ideas:

 

Setup 1)

Back: 140 exhaust

Bottom: 2x140 intake (it doesn't have a dust filter, but I have two magnetic dust filters I can give him)

Front: 2x120 + Hybrid cooler in push/pull

 

My thoughts are the hot air from the hybrid will be cooled off by the air intake from the bottom before getting to the video card fan, which then gets exhausted out the back.

 

Setup 2)

Back: 140 exhaust

Bottom: 2x140 exhaust

Front: 2x120 + Hybrid cooler in push/pull

 

With the hybrid on the bottom, the two 140s on the bottom will exhaust that hot air right out the bottom.

 

Setup 3)

 

Back: Hybrid push pull

Bottom: 2x140 intake

Front: 2x140 intake (or 3x120, any thoughts?)

 

All that cool air coming into the case, and only heat being exhausted.

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I'd go with the 3rd setup so that the heat isn't put back into the case.

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10 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

I'd go with the 3rd setup so that the heat isn't put back into the case.

Thanks for the input.

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