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Cooling for Lian Li V600FA

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I'm going to buy the following Case http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-v600f/
I also want to get a Corsair H100i so I can reach a 4.0-4.8GHz with an i5 4670K.

As you can see the only possible dual slot fan is at the front, replacing the pretty blue LED fans. If I do this, shaw I have it as intake or exhale?
Or am I better off with buying something like the H80 (or any similar single slot heatsink/fan) and keeping the dual front fans as they are?

My personal aim is to reach 4.40GHz and have around 60C cpu temp on full load.
post #2 of 5
You always want to have the radiator fans as intakes as that way it is drawing fresh air through the radiator.

An H100i shouldn't have a problem keeping a delidded CPU at those temps.
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I just so happen to have that case on my secondary PC. its not a case I would choose to do a watercooling build in, its just to small and it lacks options(dont even have a rear exhaust fan). The only way to go is using the two front 120mm slots, you have to remove the drive cages completly(bottom half is riveted in) and possibly(take with a grain of salt, I havent measured this) the optical drive cage as well. Space is limited so you may struggle to find room for your hard drives if you are doing this. As a side note, I run a AMD phenomII 965BE @ 3.8 Ghz in it with a noctua NH-L12, temps rarely eceeds 65°C.
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Ya the thing is I need a thin case so it fits in my suit case and also looks good.
Sti unanswered: will a single fan liquid cooler be enough for my overclock?
post #5 of 5
You'll be pushing the limits with a single 120mm radiator. Do note, if your temps get too high, you risk prematurely damaging your pump. I would stick to a 240mm radiator.

Also: Depending on your comfort level, Lian Li and by extension Aluminum cases are extremely easy to modify. I have a PC A76 and PC V2010B which I drilled out my own fan mounts with a 5" hole saw. If you're not using an obscene amount of hard drives and forgo the optical drive, I can see that case fitting 2 240mm radiators.
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