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Best air setup for my case

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Hello guys, new to the forums. Know there is alot of setup questions regarding this, but Im going for it anyways.

My setup
Asus Z270G mobo, 7700k @ 5ghz delidded with Kraken X62 aio, Asus GTX 1080ti OC with Kraken G12 and X42 aio, RM850x psu, one 960 evo and one 850 evo ssd. Using the Define R5 case.

Was thinking about the best fan setup with intakes and exhaust, and have this in mind. Havent gotten around checking temps yet, since the build is just about finished. Do you guys think i can do it any different? Thanks in advance for any feedback. Let me know if there is any questions about my foolish sketch.

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Front and bottom intake with radiator in top and back as exhaust. That will give you cool air for all components that are not water cooled .. like everything on motherboard but CPU and everything on GPU board except video chip.

Why not use good air cooling and not have to worry about when CLCs will fail? Define R5 does a great job with air cooliers.
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Put your X42, radiator fan I push because you’ll want it blowing cold air onto the radiator, not hot air pulling into the radiator.

When your done with the build, could you tell me how the Kraken G12 performs
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Originally Posted by Zic05 View Post

Put your X42, radiator fan I push because you’ll want it blowing cold air onto the radiator, not hot air pulling into the radiator.

When your done with the build, could you tell me how the Kraken G12 performs

That not how pull works at all... They both move "cold" air trough the radiator one just moves it with positive pressure the other with negative.

The Kraken G12 is a bracket, performance purely depends on the CLC and fan used with it...
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That not how pull works at all... They both move "cold" air trough the radiator one just moves it with positive pressure the other with negative.

No, if it’s blowing the air into the radiator it is cooler, if it’s just pulling air, well it’s just pulling hot air though it
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No, if it’s blowing the air into the radiator it is cooler, if it’s just pulling air, well it’s just pulling hot air though it
No, Gilles3000 is correct. The airflow through a radiator (or air cooler) is the same temperature regardless of which side of radiator fan is placed. Push or pull makes no difference in temperature. Well, if we want to get real technical, a fan pushing air into radiator will be ever so slightly warmer because of small amount of heat coming from fan motor .. and also a very small mount of heat generated by the compression of the air, but these are so little they are virtually unmeasured. For all intent and purpose the only heat entering airflow is from radiator itself. Airflow into radiator is same temp with push fan as with pull fan.

But not all fans pull and push air through resistance (in this case radiator) the same, and these can cause differences in sound level and temp .. more sound then temp.
Edited by doyll - 10/19/17 at 2:01am
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Originally Posted by Zic05 View Post

Put your X42, radiator fan I push because you’ll want it blowing cold air onto the radiator, not hot air pulling into the radiator.

When your done with the build, could you tell me how the Kraken G12 performs

Ran the setup as show in illustration, and had a quick stress test for about an hour last night. The cpu was at 26-28c idle and about 66-70c max @ 5ghz 1.392v, the GPU was at 35c idle and 55-58c max @ 2000mhz OC. This was just a quick tune in the bios, aiming for about 1.3-1.35v with manual settings. But cooling wise im impressed with the Kraken G12/x42 combo on the 1080ti card.

Also used the Conductonaut on the die on CPU (delid) and against cooler, and on GPU die against cooler.
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No, if it’s blowing the air into the radiator it is cooler, if it’s just pulling air, well it’s just pulling hot air though it

I think you are confusing the meanings of "push", "pull", "intake" and "exhaust". If that is the case, and you are saying what I think you are saying.....I wholly disagree, especially with that G12 in the case struggling to cool the VRM. Giving the air cooled components of the system no source of cool intake so you can drop your CPU/GPU temps a degree or two is foolish.
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