Originally Posted by NaikJoy
I want your opinion on my forced choice of FAN cooling airflow in my Aereocool Strike-X One
CPU heatsink Scythe Ninja 3
4x slim scythe 120mm
There are 2 120 slim scythe above the heatsink..and on the side hood of the case there is 1 scythe slim 120mm
What is your opinion on this? Would you had done it differently?
And I need you to realize that the heatsink fan cant go on the other side cause of ramWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What kind of temps are you getting now?
What is the air temp in front of GPU fans and CPU fan?
Getting case setup and cooling properly is the hardest and most time consuming part of a build... And the most neglected by most builders.
Putting fans in case as intake and/or exhaust is only the first step. These fans only move air in and out of case.
This does not mean heated air is not mixing with cool air.
Nor does it mean cool air is going to where it is needed.
Getting the air to flow inside of case properly is even more important. We want cool intake air flowing to components and heated air from components flowing out of case without mixing with the cool air and warming it up.
How we manage that is what determines where the air flows inside the case. We can do this several ways; deflectors, cooler intake fans, exhaust fans, removing vent grills, using fans with higher pressure/airflow, building ducts to or from CPU/GPU cooler, etc.
Using a remote temperature sensor to monitor what air temps are is the key to finding out where the cool air is flowing and knowing heated air is not mixing into it. By monitoring this we can than make changes to get airflow the way we want it.
I monitor the temps with a cheap indoor/outdoor wired remote or terrarium digital thermometer. Twist a piece of stiff insulated wire into the last 8" of sensor lead so you can bend it to position sensor where you want it... like 40mm in front of your GPU cooler/radiator intake.. to see what the air temp going into CPU / GPU cooler is compared to room temp. The closer it is to room temp the better.. Shouldn't be more 5c maximum, 2-3c is what I usually end up with after 30 minutes full load on both CPU and GPU.
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My suggestions are:
* Ninja 3 blowing toward back vent.
* Rear vent exhaust.
* Take top vent fans out.
* Put one in lower side vent.
* Remove all unused PCI slot covers.
* 2x fans in front; 1 blowing at GPU, 1blowing at CPU
* Bottom vent intake with stock case fan.