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Hi everyone,

I inadvertently started a new build that is culminating with the arrival of a new FX-8350 Thursday. When it arrives I will also be installing a Sabertooth 990FX R2.0. The old AM2+ Gigabyte motherboard, Phenom II X2 555, and DDR2 Samsung memory will go into my WS2012 server. The server MB (Dreaded Asus M5A76M-LX Plus) and Sempron 145 will go into a NMEDIAPC HT6000B HTPC case and sold off as I no longer have a use for it. The DDR3 memory will go into the new build. This will be the first build with cost effective but HQ parts that I have built with since my P3 500/Asus P3B-F build over 10 years ago. I forgot how fun this is when you actually spend some money on quality hardware.

In any case, I have one question to pose to all of you and with the amount of forums in here it was difficult to choose where to post. So I will start here in the AMD forum. I am using a FD Arc Midi R2 which comes with 3 fans. I am also using a Seidon 120 XL which is currently configured for exhaust out the back of the case. This configuration was shown to have lowest sound levels while only being 1 degree higher than an intake configuration. Normally I would leave the top rear fan as an exhaust. However, I was thinking that since the Arc has a top filter why not supply cool direct air to the AIO cooler to make it more efficient. This will allow that area of the case not be affected by ambient case temps. I then configured another fan as a top middle exhaust. Next, added an extra CM 120mm fan down at the bottom as an intake and the last fan in front as an intake.

Does this sound like good logic? or should I flip the top rear fan back as an exhaust as they are normally configured to allow for natural convection to be used. I would then move the top middle exhaust to the front as a secondary intake to have positive air flow. Any opinions based on your experiences would be appreciated. Or if this thread should be moved somewhere let me know as well. Thanks in advance.
     
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Sounds good to me, 3x intakes and 1xexhaust. Tell me if this looks about right. Basically all of the cool air blows across the components and is pulled out through the top. (I assumed the AIO had two fans in the image)



My logic is: Heat rises. A top exhaust will flow naturally, much like a top rear fan works.
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Almost except the AIO is exhausting and cold air is being pulled from another fan right above the VRM and CPU.
     
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Almost except the AIO is exhausting and cold air is being pulled from another fan right above the VRM and CPU.

O.o I didn't get that from your first post lol. I just thought you were pulling air straight from the outside across the radiator and exhausting it. Turn both top into intake and then have it just exhaust out the back then. You have one exhaust and 4 intakes. Then you have the PSU with its own intake and exhaust.

I would personally do intake on AIO with the top two as exhaust and the others as intake... But that's just me.

Either way could work, but you will just need to wait and see. It's all about flow. If the air has good movement, then you're good and the heat will be carried out as it should.
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Ok that sounds like a plan. Thanks for rec.

I was using this article rom hardwaresecrets.com as a guide that showed having rear exhaust vs intake only had 1 degree difference in temp but 7 dBA difference in sound. I wanted the best cooling/noise ratio.

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Well, I don't really think that you can mess up so long as you have the air moving well. After that, heat will will be 1C-5C (max) different. If the air isn't flowing well then you'll see huge temperature gains. I removed a restrictive hard drive bay and dropped my temps 10C under load on air. thumb.gif Keep the air moving and good temps will be yours!
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