Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › NZXT H440 Air Cooling Setup
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

NZXT H440 Air Cooling Setup

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
My build:
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC 2GB
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified
Case Fan: Enermax UC-MA12 69.2 CFM 120mm
Case Fan: Enermax UC-MA12 69.2 CFM 120mm
Case Fan: Enermax UC-MA12 69.2 CFM 120mm
Case Fan: Enermax UC-MA12 69.2 CFM 120mm
Case Fan: Enermax UC-MA12 69.2 CFM 120mm

My cooling set up is partially hindered due to the fact that I seated the cooler wrong twice, and when I reseated the third time I ran out of Thermal Paste and then realized I turned it horizontally instead of vertically. Although I could go get some, I'd like to experiment first with my mistake.

Current cooling setup is as follows:
One HDD bay
Front (top to bottom) - Enermax 120mm fan as intake, Stock H440 120mm fan as intake, Enermax 120mm fan as intake
Top (front to back) - Enermax 120mm fan as intake, Enermax 120mm fan as intake, Enermax 120mm fan as exhaust
Rear - Stock H440 140mm fan as exhaust
CPU cooling - Stock Hyper 212 EVO fan as pull, Stock H440 120mm fan as push
Bottom (under CPU cooler) - Stock H440 120mm fan pushing air into cooler
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 95

When I get home, I'll add photos of my actual build. But, does anyone think this would work? The GPU would obviously be an obstacle for airflow...but something is better than nothing. I could also find a way to rig the fan on top of the GPU, if that would be more ideal.
Edited by Naga Sadow - 4/9/14 at 6:22am
post #2 of 5
I'm new to this, so i cant advise you. But I am curious how you will control all your fans since the H440 has no 5.25 bays to house a fan controller.
post #3 of 5
Hello there Naga.Ithink your hypothetical setup looks fair enough but i would not mix intake and exhaust fans by putting them side by side.
I think you will get the most out of your fans by keeping all your front and back fans setup as shown,set as exhaust all top fans and revert the PSU to intake from the bottom (if possible) so that its not pushing its warm air to the GPU.Its an EVGA,right?The "chamber" created beneath it,will get freshened up by the front fans,it worked for me.Have fun!
post #4 of 5
A good rule of thumb is 1.2-1.5 times as much case airfllow as component airflow. If CPU cooler has 74cfm fan/fans and GPU has 2x 45cfm fans, case needs to flow 200-240cfm. But it is also very critical that case airflow supplies cool air to components and removes their heated exhaust. Second link in my sig might be of interest.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Astote-ap View Post

I'm new to this, so i cant advise you. But I am curious how you will control all your fans since the H440 has no 5.25 bays to house a fan controller.

SpeedFan, a software based fan controller.
Quote:
Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post

Hello there Naga.Ithink your hypothetical setup looks fair enough but i would not mix intake and exhaust fans by putting them side by side.
I think you will get the most out of your fans by keeping all your front and back fans setup as shown,set as exhaust all top fans and revert the PSU to intake from the bottom (if possible) so that its not pushing its warm air to the GPU.Its an EVGA,right?The "chamber" created beneath it,will get freshened up by the front fans,it worked for me.Have fun!

I'm not an expert in cooling or anything, I was trying it out to see how it would work. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do any benchmarking/monitoring to see how the temps are because I've been busy with school work...but I'm doing that today. I read a lot of people suggesting all intake except for the rear 140, so I guess I'll just have to try out a few ways to see the most ideal.

PS: I took the stock fan off the FX 6300's cooler, and I was considering incorporating it into the build somewhere. Possibly mounted on top of the GPU, blowing into the fan? It sounds weird, but it'd be great if it yields results.
Edited by Naga Sadow - 4/8/14 at 9:24am
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › NZXT H440 Air Cooling Setup