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Will I have enough airflow to keep temps down?

GrogStache
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Hi all,

 

I'm creating a PC case out of a plastic toy, and the question of keeping temps down is constantly on my mind. Think of the build as a Node 202 with a little bit more free space inside and you won't be far off. Here is the parts list:

 

Ryzen 5 2600 on a mini ITX Motherboard

16 gigs DDR4 3000

Gigabyte 1080 mini ITX GPU

500w Flex ATX PSU

 

So with those parts in mind, here's the airflow setup:

 

Noctua L9a AM4 CPU cooler, upgraded with a 25mm thick NF-A9 92mm fan

1x Noctua 92mmx15mm fan used as intake, mounted above the GPU's tiny heat sink

2x 50mm or 60mm case fans. I believe each will be able to at least move 15-20 CFM, and I'm planning on using one for intake and one for exhaust.

 

*Note: Both the GPU and CPU fan will have access to air from the room through a metal mesh panel with good airflow. However, the PSU may not get the same treatment.

 

That's pretty much the plan. I can maybe squeeze in an extra 50mm fan right near the CPU at a right angle to the CPU fan. No idea if intake or exhaust would be better for that one if I end up running it. I know this is a niche use scenario, but what do you all think about my ability to keep things cool? Thanks in advance!

 

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16 minutes ago, GrogStache said:

Hi all,

 

I'm creating a PC case out of a plastic toy, and the question of keeping temps down is constantly on my mind. Think of the build as a Node 202 with a little bit more free space inside and you won't be far off. Here is the parts list:

 

Ryzen 5 2600 on a mini ITX Motherboard

16 gigs DDR4 3000

Gigabyte 1080 mini ITX GPU

500w Flex ATX PSU

 

So with those parts in mind, here's the airflow setup:

 

Noctua L9a AM4 CPU cooler, upgraded with a 25mm thick NF-A9 92mm fan

1x Noctua 92mmx15mm fan used as intake, mounted above the GPU's tiny heat sink

2x 50mm or 60mm case fans. I believe each will be able to at least move 15-20 CFM, and I'm planning on using one for intake and one for exhaust.

 

*Note: Both the GPU and CPU fan will have access to air from the room through a metal mesh panel with good airflow. However, the PSU may not get the same treatment.

 

That's pretty much the plan. I can maybe squeeze in an extra 50mm fan right near the CPU at a right angle to the CPU fan. No idea if intake or exhaust would be better for that one if I end up running it. I know this is a niche use scenario, but what do you all think about my ability to keep things cool? Thanks in advance!

 

Whats your silence requirement?  If you don't mind hearing it blower fans in that setup will work wonders.

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6 minutes ago, Tristerin said:

Whats your silence requirement?

Honestly, I'd like a quieter PC, but it is going to be in the shape of a space ship, so a little "engine noise" wouldn't be the worst thing ever. Over 40 decibels might be a little annoying as I'd like to wall mount the thing in order to show it off a bit.

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1 minute ago, GrogStache said:

Honestly, I'd like a quieter PC, but it is going to be in the shape of a space ship, so a little "engine noise" wouldn't be the worst thing ever. Over 40 decibels might be a little annoying as I'd like to wall mount the thing in order to show it off a bit.

Check out 50mm blower style fans, then see if you can put them on something like this, and have the adjustment be SLIGHTLY showing on the exterior of the ship (I.E. cut a slice with a drimel and mount with the speed adjustment circle available outside the case - just barely if you get my drift) in case you want to turn it up or down at will for better/worse intake/exhaust or sound - blowers can get loud though.

 

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7 hours ago, Tristerin said:

Check out 50mm blower style fans, then see if you can put them on something like this, and have the adjustment be SLIGHTLY showing on the exterior of the ship (I.E. cut a slice with a drimel and mount with the speed adjustment circle available outside the case - just barely if you get my drift) in case you want to turn it up or down at will for better/worse intake/exhaust or sound - blowers can get loud though.

That's a very interesting proposition. I've never used a fan controller before, but I assume they have pretty fine control over the fans. It might be worth looking at implementing for added fans even, beyond those I've listed. Thanks for the tip!

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9 hours ago, GrogStache said:

That's a very interesting proposition. I've never used a fan controller before, but I assume they have pretty fine control over the fans. It might be worth looking at implementing for added fans even, beyond those I've listed. Thanks for the tip!

I use a 10 fan controller by the same company in my rig in sig - sans I use the PWM model so BIOS to adjust - the one I linked I just thought would be neat cause the physical wheel adjustment for your build :)

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 video card benchmark result - AMD Ryzen 5 3600,ASRock B450M Pro4 (3dmark.com)

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https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/37004594?

Ryzen Rig 1: ASUS B350-PRIME ATX, Ryzen 7 1700, Sapphire R9 Fury Tri-X Nitro 4gb HBM, 16gb (2x8) 3200mhz V-Color Skywalker, ANTEC Earthwatts 750w PSU, MasterLiquid Lite 120 AIO cooler in Push/Pull config as rear exhaust, 250gb Samsung 850 Evo SSD, Patriot Burst 240gb SSD, Cougar MX330-X Case.  Zalman K600S keyboard, Zalman ZM-GM1 mouse, Acer XF270HU 2560x1440 144hz IPS monitor

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