I am new to the forums, I've built my first desktop late last year, but never really used it too much or pushed it. This past month, I have the "fire" lit again and have been experimenting with overclocking for the first time. Thus far, I have OC the 4690K to 4.2GHz and my Vengeance 16GB to 1600MHz. My biggest thing is that I want to optimize the airflow in this case. I am using the stock H100i 120mm fans setup for pulling air. Then I have two NF-F12 on the other side of the H100i for pushing. The 3rd NF-12 is on the top of the case for exhaust, and the fourth NF-12 is pulling cold air onto the GTX 970 - although I am not sure if this is helping at all, I can always change it to exhaust air.
Tonight I will give MSI Afterburner a go. At the time of this post with running games the GTX970 gets to 73* C after a good hour of gaming and stays constant. That's with all the fans on max, except for the graphics card itself. I will see how the temps fair with the usage of Afterburner to control the fans.
Below are the parts I used for my build back in September of last year.
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core (O.C. to 4.2GHz)
Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid
ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 x2 (O.C. to 1600 versus 1333, unclear if that is a true OC)
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" SSD (OS)
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" SSD (Games)
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB (Reference Blower Style)
Corsair Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower
EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm x4
Noctua NF-A8 PWM 32.7 CFM 80mm x2