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What GPU fan style should I get for my build?

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I wad kind of confused with what style of fans on the 1070ti I plan to buy. I plan to have two fans on the front of the nzxt h500 as intake, and two exhuast fans (one on top, one on the back). Would it be ideal to get a blower style card or get a regular multi fan card that recirculates the air. I'd rather change the card style, but if I have to change the case instead I will if it means better airflow.

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2 hours ago, shmoochie said:

blower cards have worse cooling

yeah but blower cards help keep the inside of the case cooler since the hot air is expelled out the case. 

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1 minute ago, mxk. said:

yeah but blower cards help keep the inside of the case cooler since the hot air is expelled out the case. 

airflow is not an issue if you have a decent case with the right fan set up.

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4 hours ago, mxk. said:

I wad kind of confused with what style of fans on the 1070ti I plan to buy. I plan to have two fans on the front of the nzxt h500 as intake, and two exhuast fans (one on top, one on the back). Would it be ideal to get a blower style card or get a regular multi fan card that recirculates the air. I'd rather change the card style, but if I have to change the case instead I will if it means better airflow.

 

Do plan to liquid cool the card or stay air flow only?

Probably not possible but can you add fans to side of the case to pull in air?

 

Third option: TMM: The Mesh Mod:

Remove the side panel.

Get some door wire mesh and duct tape to the side panel like this:

greenmesh01.jpg

Then place some square chicken wire -the bigger kind over this and bend into place and then zip tie as many 120 mm fans as you want to the chicken wire on the side.

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2 hours ago, shmoochie said:

airflow is not an issue if you have a decent case with the right fan set up.

That's exactly why I listed the case I wanted to use with the fan config. Did you read my full post?

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11 minutes ago, kingknightrider said:

 

Do plan to liquid cool the card or stay air flow only?

Probably not possible but can you add fans to side of the case to pull in air?

 

Third option: TMM: The Mesh Mod:

Remove the side panel.

Get some door wire mesh and duct tape to the side panel like this:

greenmesh01.jpg

Then place some square chicken wire -the bigger kind over this and bend into place and then zip tie as many 120 mm fans as you want to the chicken wire on the side.

I was considering dabbling with some liquid card cooling but if I do it might be custom, and in the future. If I do it now it'll be because the 1070ti EVGA hybrid went on sale again.

That mesh mod looks amazing and amusing and I might do a meme build with it.

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16 minutes ago, mxk. said:

I was considering dabbling with some liquid card cooling but if I do it might be custom, and in the future. If I do it now it'll be because the 1070ti EVGA hybrid went on sale again.

That mesh mod looks amazing and amusing and I might do a meme build with it.

It definitely will keep everything cool.

I use the mesh method on the side panel and have 2 120mm zip tied there -1 over graphics card and one over cpu and they blow air into the system.

 

Then again I have 3 120's pulling air in the front.

3 120's pulling and flowing through the CPU.

3 120's exhausts pulling out the back -not to mention the 3 fans directing air around the graphics card inside.

 

I guess I went overboard on fans... but keeping it cool vs not then overboard will always wins.

Current computers:

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CASE: ROSEWIL THOR V2 Black

CPU:

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GPU: SAPPHIRE VEGA 56 -TBU RTX 2070 SUPER

RAM: 48 GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX
PSU: SEASONIC PRIME 1300 W GOLD

STORAGE: 4x SEAGATE EXOS 4TB | Sans Digital HDD 5-Bay Rack | Sisun IDE SATA HDD Docking Station 

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MONITOR: -PENDING- AOC AGON AG241QX 24" -PENDING-

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STORAGE: 5x Western Digital Black 2TB - WD2003FZEX | Sans Digital HDD 5-Bay Rack | Sisun IDE SATA HDD Docking Station 

SOUND SYSTEM: Logitech Z506 Surround Sound via Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter  

MOUSE: PUREX 2400 DPI Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

KEYBOARD: DBPOWER 104 Key -3 Backlit -I KNOW! Linus doesn't approve -I have glued it to the desk and it works well for my needs.

MONITOR: ASUS VS247H-P 24 Inch 

COOLING: CPU: Noctua NH-D14 -3x NF-F12 Fan MOD || 10-12X NF-F12 || EXHAUST: 3x NA-A12x25

GRAPHICS: 2x NF12s fans on graphics card + 2x NF-F12s & 1x NA-A12x25 in Fan box | 1x Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Cards

 

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1 hour ago, mxk. said:

That's exactly why I listed the case I wanted to use with the fan config. Did you read my full post?

I just read the first letter then got bored

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1 hour ago, mxk. said:

That's exactly why I listed the case I wanted to use with the fan config. Did you read my full post?

Wait a minute -style of fan?

You mean blower, solo, dual, tri fan or aftermarket or custom?

Current computers:

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CASE: ROSEWIL THOR V2 Black

CPU:

Motherboard:

GPU: SAPPHIRE VEGA 56 -TBU RTX 2070 SUPER

RAM: 48 GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX
PSU: SEASONIC PRIME 1300 W GOLD

STORAGE: 4x SEAGATE EXOS 4TB | Sans Digital HDD 5-Bay Rack | Sisun IDE SATA HDD Docking Station 

SOUND SYSTEM: Logitech Z506 Surround Sound via Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter  

MOUSE: 16000DPI GAMING MOUSE

KEYBOARD: -PENDING-

MONITOR: -PENDING- AOC AGON AG241QX 24" -PENDING-

COOLING:  CPU: Noctua NH-D15 -3x NF-F12 Fan MOD || 10-12X NF-F12 || EXHAUST: 3x NA-A12x25

LAST UPDATED 4/29/20

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Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0

GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Omega Core Edition 

RAM: 24GB Kingston HyperX Savage 1600MHz DDR3
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer HCG-900W

STORAGE: 5x Western Digital Black 2TB - WD2003FZEX | Sans Digital HDD 5-Bay Rack | Sisun IDE SATA HDD Docking Station 

SOUND SYSTEM: Logitech Z506 Surround Sound via Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter  

MOUSE: PUREX 2400 DPI Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

KEYBOARD: DBPOWER 104 Key -3 Backlit -I KNOW! Linus doesn't approve -I have glued it to the desk and it works well for my needs.

MONITOR: ASUS VS247H-P 24 Inch 

COOLING: CPU: Noctua NH-D14 -3x NF-F12 Fan MOD || 10-12X NF-F12 || EXHAUST: 3x NA-A12x25

GRAPHICS: 2x NF12s fans on graphics card + 2x NF-F12s & 1x NA-A12x25 in Fan box | 1x Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Cards

 

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6 hours ago, kingknightrider said:

Wait a minute -style of fan?

You mean blower, solo, dual, tri fan or aftermarket or custom?

hahah yeah sorry If I didn't get that point across. Your suggestions were nice though

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6 hours ago, shmoochie said:

I just read the first letter then got bored

whatever thanks for trying I guess

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9 hours ago, mxk. said:

hahah yeah sorry If I didn't get that point across. Your suggestions were nice though

You could:

 

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CPU:

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RAM: 48 GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX
PSU: SEASONIC PRIME 1300 W GOLD

STORAGE: 4x SEAGATE EXOS 4TB | Sans Digital HDD 5-Bay Rack | Sisun IDE SATA HDD Docking Station 

SOUND SYSTEM: Logitech Z506 Surround Sound via Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter  

MOUSE: 16000DPI GAMING MOUSE

KEYBOARD: -PENDING-

MONITOR: -PENDING- AOC AGON AG241QX 24" -PENDING-

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RAM: 24GB Kingston HyperX Savage 1600MHz DDR3
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer HCG-900W

STORAGE: 5x Western Digital Black 2TB - WD2003FZEX | Sans Digital HDD 5-Bay Rack | Sisun IDE SATA HDD Docking Station 

SOUND SYSTEM: Logitech Z506 Surround Sound via Vantec USB External 7.1 Channel Audio Adapter  

MOUSE: PUREX 2400 DPI Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

KEYBOARD: DBPOWER 104 Key -3 Backlit -I KNOW! Linus doesn't approve -I have glued it to the desk and it works well for my needs.

MONITOR: ASUS VS247H-P 24 Inch 

COOLING: CPU: Noctua NH-D14 -3x NF-F12 Fan MOD || 10-12X NF-F12 || EXHAUST: 3x NA-A12x25

GRAPHICS: 2x NF12s fans on graphics card + 2x NF-F12s & 1x NA-A12x25 in Fan box | 1x Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Cards

 

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Only get a blower model if:

 

1.) You like the smell of napalm in the morning (see also; Smell of Electronics Heating Up)

2.) You have terrible cooling and need something to remove that hot air building up in your case because you do not have adequate exhaust.

4.) See what I did there?

5.) Blowers are only good if you have no way of removing that air.  A GPU spinning hot air repeatedly is bad.  But if your exhaust is working its not re-spinning already hot air again.

6.) Buy this, Id rather you do this than submit yourself to a Blower style card, unless you know just how much you hate your ears already:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3DG9681&Description=GPU cooling fan&cm_re=GPU_cooling_fan-_-35-230-027-_-Product

 

Put that under your card and it will do it...quieter than a blower style will...but again you have optimal intake and exhaust its a non-issue.

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1 hour ago, Tristerin said:

Only get a blower model if:

 

1.) You like the smell of napalm in the morning (see also; Smell of Electronics Heating Up)

2.) You have terrible cooling and need something to remove that hot air building up in your case because you do not have adequate exhaust.

4.) See what I did there?

5.) Blowers are only good if you have no way of removing that air.  A GPU spinning hot air repeatedly is bad.  But if your exhaust is working its not re-spinning already hot air again.

6.) Buy this, Id rather you do this than submit yourself to a Blower style card, unless you know just how much you hate your ears already:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V3DG9681&Description=GPU cooling fan&cm_re=GPU_cooling_fan-_-35-230-027-_-Product

 

Put that under your card and it will do it...quieter than a blower style will...but again you have optimal intake and exhaust its a non-issue.

 

9 minutes ago, M.Yurizaki said:

If you have no way of getting air actively out of the proverbial chamber the video card creates, get a blower style.

Thank you and thank you. This is what I was looking for instead of someone skimming my post and giving a meh answer.

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8 minutes ago, mxk. said:

 

Thank you and thank you. This is what I was looking for instead of someone skimming my post and giving a meh answer.

One last thing, if you want to subject your PSU to more heat (back in the day the PSU was actually used to help remove, think top mount PSU, heat coming up off of the CPU as well as the rear exhaust) and have a bottom mounted PSU, face the fan *up* towards the GPU so its sucking the air out of your case (GPU blows it down, PSU sucks it right out), rather then a blower style.

 

I quit gaming for 1 year when I bought a blower style, dual GPU AMD 4x series card...it was so loud...I have nightmares thinking about it LOLOL.  I couldn't even boot up the PC without my nerves grating.

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1 hour ago, Tristerin said:

One last thing, if you want to subject your PSU to more heat (back in the day the PSU was actually used to help remove, think top mount PSU, heat coming up off of the CPU as well as the rear exhaust) and have a bottom mounted PSU, face the fan *up* towards the GPU so its sucking the air out of your case (GPU blows it down, PSU sucks it right out), rather then a blower style.

 

I quit gaming for 1 year when I bought a blower style, dual GPU AMD 4x series card...it was so loud...I have nightmares thinking about it LOLOL.  I couldn't even boot up the PC without my nerves grating.

I think my setup will be good. I got it all sorted it out but I'll definitely keep the PSU thing in mind, my old ass case has a top mounted PSU.

I plan to have my case filled with noctua fans (nzxt h500) so I think airflow should be good.

A lot of cases have PSU shrouds so I'll probably have to mount it downwards regardless.

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