Originally Posted by Benjiw
Originally Posted by FlailScHLAMP
eh, turning it around isn't going to make you case temps rise. you are just changing the side that the air is coming in.
kinda hard to have only slightly positive air pressure if you got almost twice the fans on intake as you do on exhaust, bet most of that cool air isn't passing through your rads
140's in the front and bottom, with the 200mm(it did come with the case didn't it?) pointed at the back of your socket would be slightly positive compared to the 3x 120mm fans you have for exhaust.
Sorry it might help if I explain my set up, I have 2 x 120mm front intake (weak airflow), 2 x 140mm on the side panel intake, 2 x 120mm top exhaust on the 240mm rad and 1 x 120mm exhaust on the 120mm rad oh and 2 x 80mm on the VRM.
fans on VRMS don't add to the airflow.
are all your HDD bays full? can't tell if that HHD rack splits like fractals does or not, from the pictures. (side not when will companies realize that most people don't need 6+ hdd bays, especially in a mid tower..)
if your front intakes are weak, put one of the 140mm fans from the side pulling in from the bottom intake and move the side mesh to the rear of the board with the 200mm back in.
reason being, beyond 1.51-1.53v you REALLY should have some active cooling on your socket. it will likely hold you back, as the socket temp is almost as important as the cores when you get into this voltage.
also, lowering your LLC to high, will help temps such as the socket. allow the vdroop to help rather then shying away from it.
mind you, you will need to seriously UP your vCore too account for the Vdroop