this is a wonderful thread.
I am currently about to build my first pc.
Here is the specs I am using
noctua nh-d15 cpu cooler
gtx 970 graphics
650w power supply
And of course corsair 550d case.
My concern is about cooling:
Do you think if I stick with 2 fans front intake, and 1 rear fan exhaust, will this be enough to keep everything cool?
I am aiming for quietness, and good cooling at the same time. I chose the NH-d15 cooler because it's quiet, and also I do not have to open the top cover for the fans to add quietness.
I want to replace the stock fans on the corsair 550d with Noctua Fans. Here is the calculations I did:
2 Front Stock Fan Total Specs
1 Rear Stock Back Fan
2 NF-S12A FLX - Replacement for stock front fans total specs
166.4 CFM w/ 2 LNA
21.4 dBA w/ 2 LNA
1.46 mmh2o w/ 2 LNA
1 NF-A14 FLX - Replacement for stock rear fan
Results favor Noctua
Do you think everything can stay cool with 2 front noctua fans, and 1 rear noctua fan?