Originally Posted by miklkit
That is an interesting case. Remember that better fans = better cooling.
For the price of an H60 you could get big air like a D14 that cools better and is quieter.
You mean the Noctua D14, right? The Corsair H60 is like a lot cheaper to the D14 where I am....
Originally Posted by doyll
What miklkit said.
Don't waste money on a CLC. You can get a much better air cooler for same price and it will run much quieter too.
CM Force 500 case is not bad.
2x front intakes and 2x right side intakes
Remove unused PCIe back slot covers for added exhaust airflow
Don't worry about exhaust fans.
That is a starting point and may need some adjustment. "Ways to Better Cooling" link below has posts to help understand airflow how to use automatic fan control on case fans .. and most anything else needed to setup a case with good cooling.
I have 2x front intake fans and 1x outtake at the back of the case. Also removed the pci slots at the back. I was thinking of updated to CM Hyper TX3 EVO cooler
. If you could suggest me a better air cooler than the one I bought using the same site, I'd appreciate it.
Originally Posted by MasterBash
This. If you are gonna go for water cooling, get one of the best out there or make your custom loop, otherwise they are inferior to air cooling for the same or higher price.
Thank you for your feedback.
Originally Posted by hawkeye071292
Whats your ambient case temp, and what configuration do you have for the case fans?
My room temps are around 35-40 now a days. The config that I have is - 2x intake from the front and 1x outtake from the back.
CPU is hitting ~64c while being just under 30% load. It does count that its quite hot where I live, but such temps... either the thermal paste was crap or the cooler is just plain ridiculously waste of money...