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Anyone that is using (and also having a great choice in a case) biggrin.gif the Arc Midi what is your fan airflow setup like with regarding the top front fan above the 5.25" drives?

I'm planning to do this with my H105

Take a look at my system. Not running bottom fan, in my system not needed. H105 can run in push/pull on top.
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post #11222 of 16135
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Take a look at my system.

Great looking system thumb.gif

I got 2 blue NZXT 140mm Highflow for the front intake, then the rest will be stock for now. Heard great things on those Noctua fans rolleyes.gif

On a totally different note, shouldn't you have the PSU taking in cold air from the bottom instead of inside your case like how you have it? That is why it has a dust filter on the bottom.
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Great looking system thumb.gif

I got 2 blue NZXT 140mm Highflow for the front intake, then the rest will be stock for now. Heard great things on those Noctua fans rolleyes.gif

On a totally different note, shouldn't you have the PSU taking in cold air from the bottom instead of inside your case like how you have it? That is why it has a dust filter on the bottom.
The PSU orientation makes no difference on temps. Most good quality PSU, the fan will not spin if it is under certain load. Mine is at 300w, after that the fan will spin.
    
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post #11224 of 16135
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Anyone that is using (and also having a great choice in a case) biggrin.gif the Arc Midi what is your fan airflow setup like with regarding the top front fan above the 5.25" drives?

I'm planning to do this with my H105


I have almost the same set up as you do. I have Fractal Design R4 and H100i on top of my case, set up as intake. It was originally set up for exhaust, but found that I get a little better temps on my CPU with the cooler air from the intake. I also replaced the stock Corsair fans with 2 Noctua F12s (soon buying 2 more for push/pull). I have a bottom intake fan as well which brings in a little more cool air onto my GPU. All and all Ive been decently happy with the air flow in my case, temps dont seem to get too high, but definitely a little cooler with the H100i set up as intake verses exhaust.
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The PSU orientation makes no difference on temps.

I just think it would be better to have the PSU sucking in cold air from outside the case rather than hot air from inside especially if your GPU blows hot air into the case just to have your PSU suck it up and heat up the internal components more than they should. Just my 2 cents biggrin.gif
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I have almost the same set up as you do. I have Fractal Design R4 and H100i on top of my case, set up as intake. It was originally set up for exhaust, but found that I get a little better temps on my CPU with the cooler air from the intake. I also replaced the stock Corsair fans with 2 Noctua F12s (soon buying 2 more for push/pull). I have a bottom intake fan as well which brings in a little more cool air onto my GPU. All and all Ive been decently happy with the air flow in my case, temps dont seem to get too high, but definitely a little cooler with the H100i set up as intake verses exhaust.

I have all my parts to make the big switch over from my current setup. I appreciate the advice, I was also thinking if I could get a 140mm fan filter for the rear and having that intake. By the looks of things I will have some experimenting to do thumb.gif

I'm doing this as my first build log so feel free to check it out biggrin.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1497831/build-log-code-blu-i5/0_50
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I just think it would be better to have the PSU sucking in cold air from outside the case rather than hot air from inside especially if your GPU blows hot air into the case just to have your PSU suck it up and heat up the internal components more than they should. Just my 2 cents biggrin.gif
Heat do not blow down towards the PSU from the GPU. The fans blow directly towards the top.
If the fan is not spinning, then no intake will happen on the PSU. The fan is not powerful enough to do any massive changes in temps. This is different when the PSU is on the top of the case.
    
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my first time watercooling what do you think ?
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my first time watercooling what do you think ?
You don't need that much radspace for a gpu+cpu compo. One 360 or 420 rad would be enough. Plus it will cause unnecessary restriction in the loop and will make it look less clean.
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You don't need that much radspace for a gpu+cpu compo. One 360 or 420 rad would be enough. Plus it will cause unnecessary restriction in the loop and will make it look less clean.
i'm gonna install a 2nd gpu later on thats why and add a d5 pump smile.gif
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my first time watercooling what do you think ?

Looks good!!! thumb.gif
     
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