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My case is a corsair carbide 200R
and my mobo is a H81m p33

My case has 1 top rear fan slot, 1 front bottom fan slot, 2 side fan slots, and 2 top fan slots.

my mobo has one 4 pin sys fan in the rear, and one 3 pin sys fan in the front.

What i have now atm is 2 fans that came with my case, and two SP120L fans i got for $5 and one generic cheap case fan.

How should i set up my fans to get optimal cooling of my system?
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post #2 of 45

With just one video card (the GTX 760) and a CPU at stock (the 4670), you don't need to have any more than 2-3 fans. I recommend having one front intake, one rear exhaust, and maybe a side intake or a side exhaust (you'd have to experiment; set the side fan as intake and then flip it so that it's exhaust and see which way is better).

 

Anything more than this is overkill.

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Rule of thumb is a little more intake air than air going into GPU and CPU coolers. Like 1x 120mm on front of CPU and 1x 92mm on GPU is 2x 120mm intake fans. 1x 140mm on CPU and 2x 92mm on GPU is 3x 120mm intake fans. I have 140mm CPU and 2x 100mm GPU with 3x 140mm intakes (PWM controlled) .thumb.gif
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post #4 of 45
2 stock fans: these are sleeve bearing so that stops you from using them on bottom or top unless you want to oil them (they shouldn't be horizontal)

2 SP120L : If you intend to use the front bottom slot, I'd put one on the front, bottom mount where the Hard drive cage is as it's quite restrictive rather than any other fan. That's a radiator fan so it will deal better with the flow restriction. The other one probably should be on the bottom , just keep in mind a filter would be advised to avoid it becoming a vacuum cleaner.

cheap fan: use as side panel fan for GPU (likely sleeve bearing) , if it's a higher RPM model with thin blades put it on the rear as exhaust instead
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post #5 of 45
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2 stock fans: these are sleeve bearing so that stops you from using them on bottom or top unless you want to oil them (they shouldn't be horizontal)

2 SP120L : If you intend to use the front bottom slot, I'd put one on the front, bottom mount where the Hard drive cage is as it's quite restrictive rather than any other fan. That's a radiator fan so it will deal better with the flow restriction. The other one probably should be on the bottom , just keep in mind a filter would be advised to avoid it becoming a vacuum cleaner.

cheap fan: use as side panel fan for GPU (likely sleeve bearing) , if it's a higher RPM model with thin blades put it on the rear as exhaust instead

sorry i tink you misundestood me when i said "front bottom" and "rear top"
by front bottom i meant the fan slot is in the front, lower part, ( a little bit above my hard drive cage) and for my rear top one, i meant rear upper part, (right next to the IOS cage, so it aims at the CPU fan)

so i only have 1 fan in the front and 1 in the back and 2 side, and 2 top.

unless im misreading, it sounds like your saying put 2 sp120l fans in the front and 1 at the bottom of my case. (i dont havea fan slot on the bottom)
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post #6 of 45

Dude... again, you have just one GTX 760 and a CPU that will never be overclocked. Therefore, you don't need to worry about this very much at all. Just have a front intake, rear exhaust and maybe a side fan as either intake or exhaust (again, experiment with the side fan if you feel up to it). You're putting too much thought and energy into this.

 

Now, if you had two 760s, or two 770s, or two 780s (or the AMD equivalents) and an overclocked CPU, then yeah, I would definitely spend some time on trying to get the best fan configuration possible.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/13/14 at 5:41pm
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post #7 of 45
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Dude... again, you have just one GTX 760 and a CPU that will never be overclocked. Therefore, you don't need to worry about this very much at all. Just have a front intake, rear exhaust and maybe a side fan as either intake or exhaust (again, experiment with the side fan if you feel up to it). You're putting too much thought and energy into this.

Now, if you had two 760s, or two 770s, or two 780s (or the AMD equivalents) and an overclocked CPU, then yeah, I would definitely spend some time on trying to get the best fan configuration possible.

im about to remove my 4670 give it to my bro,
change my 4670 to a 4670k, and try to hit 4.5-4.7 ghz mark, and go for 760 oc also.

im not crazy enough to go for this fan setup with only a 4670 and 760 non-oc

im asking this ahead of time so i have it planned before i pull the trigger on changing my setup
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post #8 of 45
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im about to remove my 4670 give it to my bro,
change my 4670 to a 4670k, and try to hit 4.5-4.7 ghz mark, and go for 760 oc also.

im not crazy enough to go for this fan setup with only a 4670 and 760 non-oc

im asking this ahead of time so i have it planned before i pull the trigger on changing my setup

 

You're not going to overclock with that motherboard. You need a good Z87 board (yes, a good one).

 

Even though you said this, I still say the same thing because you still only have one video card. I have overclocked my GTX 580 to hell and back with the stock fans (and stock fan configuration) in my Cooler Master 690 (not even the 690 II, but the original 690) and I have had no heat issues whatsoever - not even in Crysis 3, completely maxed out as far as every setting can go (except for AA, which I have at FXAA). Notice that my 2500K is overclocked to 4.5 GHz and requires a pretty high voltage as well. So, if I'm not having heat issues, then I don't see how you would with the GTX 760.


Edited by TwoCables - 3/13/14 at 5:51pm
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post #9 of 45
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You're not going to overclock with that motherboard. You need a good Z87 board (yes, a good one).

Even though you said this, I still say the same thing because you still only have one video card.

i know .... (however, i do appreciate that you are making sure i dont screw myself over biggrin.gif )
im swapping out my mobo, psu (maybe its good enough tho? pretty sure it is) and cpu.

EDIT: so even with an OC (i plan on hitting high as possible) on both gpu and cpu,
would a regular after market heatsink, and the case fan config u suggested be fine?
Edited by IMKR - 3/13/14 at 5:50pm
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i know .... (however, i do appreciate that you are making sure i dont screw myself over biggrin.gif )
im swapping out my mobo, psu (maybe its good enough tho? pretty sure it is) and cpu.

EDIT: so even with an OC (i plan on hitting high as possible) on both gpu and cpu,
would a regular after market heatsink, and the case fan config u suggested be fine?

 

No, keep the Capstone! That's a very good PSU and it's still quite overkill. Well, unless you plan on overvolting the 760 to the maximum with a custom BIOS. If so, then I honestly don't know one way or the other if it would still be enough. I'm sure someone here on OCN knows though...

 

Anyway, I added more to my post:

 

I have overclocked my GTX 580 to hell and back with the stock fans (and stock fan configuration) in my Cooler Master 690 (not even the 690 II, but the original 690) and I have had no heat issues whatsoever - not even in Crysis 3, completely maxed out as far as every setting can go (except for AA, which I have at FXAA). Notice that my 2500K is overclocked to 4.5 GHz and requires a pretty high voltage as well. So, if didn't have heat issues while my 580 was overclocked, then I don't see how you would with the GTX 760.

 

So yeah, just use a good CPU air cooler, and also, you shouldn't have to worry too much about your case fan setup. You said you have a front intake, rear exhaust and two top fans? I mean, that should be more than enough. Don't do any physical labor if you don't have to. ;)

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