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Thats the delima with water cooling just the CPU and not the GPU also. Having your CPU rad as intake will give you best water cooled performance by cooling the rad with ambient air, but yes it blows warm air into an already very warm air cooled GPU which just causes a hot mess. So you would usually run the CPU rad as exhaust even though you are sacrificing a little better cooling on your CPU by using warm air to cool the rad.

The best option is to water cool both so that both rads can be intake and get the coolest ambient air, and then let positive pressure do the rest by expelling the warm air inside the case out every crack and crevice. Another radiator and water block for the GPU would cost you, but the piece of mind and headache you save might be worth it.

If you just can't put the GPU under water then I think leave your top CPU rad as exhaust and look at putting intake fans in the bottom where the HDD's go. This would give you extra air on the GPU and positive pressure also.

I have tons of head room on my CPU so I think I am good. Barely breaks 60C at 4.4ghz and 1.28V vcore. That's with the Delta fans though. I will have to see how the new GT's I ordered do. I am sure they will be decent though.
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Thats the delima with water cooling just the CPU and not the GPU also. Having your CPU rad as intake will give you best water cooled performance by cooling the rad with ambient air, but yes it blows warm air into an already very warm air cooled GPU which just causes a hot mess. So you would usually run the CPU rad as exhaust even though you are sacrificing a little better cooling on your CPU by using warm air to cool the rad.

The best option is to water cool both so that both rads can be intake and get the coolest ambient air, and then let positive pressure do the rest by expelling the warm air inside the case out every crack and crevice. Another radiator and water block for the GPU would cost you, but the piece of mind and headache you save might be worth it.

If you just can't put the GPU under water then I think leave your top CPU rad as exhaust and look at putting intake fans in the bottom where the HDD's go. This would give you extra air on the GPU and positive pressure also.

I have tons of head room on my CPU so I think I am good. Barely breaks 60C at 4.4ghz and 1.28V vcore. That's with the Delta fans though. I will have to see how the new GT's I ordered do. I am sure they will be decent though.

You still need positive pressure imo, so I would turn the rear fan around as intake and let everything exhaust out the top, and I would still consider some fans in the bottom intaking.
 
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Turning the rear into an exhaust will drastically mess up the air flow dynamics. Not a good idea. I'm speaking from much trial and error. Turning the top into intake is the way to go. Since there is a significant amount of air being forced through the radiator the difference in MB temp or case temp won't change very much. You will not only be relying on the rear fan to expel all the heat. The case has many perforated areas that will expel the heat for you under positive pressure. I've tried setting the fans just about every way you can think of. Best temps for CPU and GPU came from setting the rad on top as intake and this was before water cooled GPUs. Honestly though don't just take my word for it. Test it out yourself.


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Turning the rear into an exhaust will drastically mess up the air flow dynamics. Not a good idea. I'm speaking from much trial and error. Turning the top into intake is the way to go. Since there is a significant amount of air being forced through the radiator the difference in MB temp or case temp won't change very much. You will not only be relying on the rear fan to expel all the heat. The case has many perforated areas that will expel the heat for you under positive pressure. I've tried setting the fans just about every way you can think of. Best temps for CPU and GPU came from setting the rad on top as intake and this was before water cooled GPUs. Honestly though don't just take my word for it. Test it out yourself.


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Yeah I am going to give some different configurations a shot and see what kind of temps I get.
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Turning the rear into an exhaust will drastically mess up the air flow dynamics. Not a good idea. I'm speaking from much trial and error. Turning the top into intake is the way to go. Since there is a significant amount of air being forced through the radiator the difference in MB temp or case temp won't change very much. You will not only be relying on the rear fan to expel all the heat. The case has many perforated areas that will expel the heat for you under positive pressure. I've tried setting the fans just about every way you can think of. Best temps for CPU and GPU came from setting the rad on top as intake and this was before water cooled GPUs. Honestly though don't just take my word for it. Test it out yourself.


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Yeah I am going to give some different configurations a shot and see what kind of temps I get.
That really is your best bet. I will say though visualize the pathway. For instance the air that comes through the rad if setup as intake will only have the momentum to reach ram vrm etc. the airflow coming from the front D as will blend with it and force it out the back most likely before it reaches the GPU the lower two fans will predominantly feed the GPU with fresh air. 99% of the time depending on your work load your rad fans will never see 100%. Make use of custom fan curves and set the front fans to stay at slightly higher speeds.


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Hi guys I have some questions, how good is airflow in this case? I will use a 5920k and gtx 1070 with a cryorig r1. How it will perform? I also have another question, is there any other dust filter solution instead of buying the kit which is 80$ from demfilter? I'm kind upset to spend 80$ on filters on a 150$ case. Thanks
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Hi guys I have some questions, how good is airflow in this case? I will use a 5920k and gtx 1070 with a cryorig r1. How it will perform? I also have another question, is there any other dust filter solution instead of buying the kit which is 80$ from demfilter? I'm kind upset to spend 80$ on filters on a 150$ case. Thanks
Depending on how much you plan to OC your temps should be fine. I know the chip can get quite toasty. As for the filers I own the kit and honestly depending on how your fans are arranged you can always just buy the pieces that you need. Only use filters on the intakes. If you keep positive pressure then the rest of the filters are not needed.


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It's nearly finish.







Edited by NTEAM - 6/22/16 at 7:29am
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Just finished my build. Some minor upgrades.
The fans,casing led strip and reservoir are rgb leds.
RGB demo https://youtu.be/u70MxUxQlmk




How did you get the 220x2 to change like that, I'm tired of finding the fan splitter and changing the color that way, having a remote option would be crazy awesome?
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Hook up your reset to the splitter and you can change from the reset button thumb.gif
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