Originally Posted by Madmaxneo
1. Oh yeah I forgot about those fans! I do have two 120mm fans at the very bottom of the case blowing air up towards the top.
2. I also completely removed the lower drive bay partially to make room for the two 120 mm fans. All my drives are in the upper portion of the hard drive bays which leaves the lower portion open for better airflow. If you could I would highly suggest removing that lower bay and rearranging your drives so that the smaller SSDs are near the bottom and closer to the airflow. I have 2 SSDs and 2 HDDs in that area along with a PCIe NVME drive (as my primary drive) in a PCIe slot.
3. I am not sure what you mean by; "Does having a Corsair Cooler fans facing downward sucking air up cause any issues towards the top fan facing downwards?". But if you are taking about a fan being either in the bottom blowing upwards or the inside fan blowing upwards then I would think it could cause issues with proper airflow. But at the same time it may actually create a better cooling environment, the only real way to tell is to try it out.
4. I would not suggest using a can of air on your system while it is up and running. When I do use a can of air in my system I shut it down just in case there is some kind of static discharge from any dust particles. I have filters at all the air intakes so as to reduce dust build up in my case and I also have good positive air flow in my case due to the 4 fans (1 80mm, 2 120mm, and 1 140mm) pulling air in so that helps to keep dust from sneaking in through the little cracks in the case.
5. I'm not sure how difficult it is to replace the case LEDs because I have never needed to do so in this case yet. There was a discussion about replacing the case LEDs in this thread some ways back, but I have no idea where.
6. I actually purchased the UV LEDs in my case from Amazon, They came as a 16ft LED strip which you can cut to size as you need. If you want to try this look on YouTube for videos on how to cut and LED strips to your computer. I am pretty sure you will find something on it.
7. Where is your cooler at now?
" I am not sure what you mean by; "Does having a Corsair Cooler fans facing downward sucking air up cause any issues towards the top fan facing downwards?". But if you are taking about a fan being either in the bottom blowing upwards or the inside fan blowing upwards then I would think it could cause issues with proper airflow. But at the same time it may actually create a better cooling environment, the only real way to tell is to try it out. :"
I meant the cooler fans that are sitting on my RAD. I was concerned if I was drawing air up through the case towards to the top of the fan and the top 200mm fans were facing down pushing air. Wouldn't that create an isolated air in my case? I did go ahead and switch the fans the opposite facing upwards instead so I can draw heat out of the case. I do admit that when it was facing downwards as default the way the NZXT case did. It created a huge cooling area in my case. It made my case and cpu temps LOW. I liked it. Not sure if it was good for the video card.
"Where is your cooler at now?" What you mean by this? My temps? My brand? I assume you say my temps? Well currently it's running at load temps around 53c to 69c That's because the room has the heat turned on recently. It usually hovers so low when the room is cold and especially at idle temps it goes below than 40c or lower. I barely ever go 70c and up at all. Just remember I am overclocked at 4.4ghz auto volts, not manual voltages. I am using a i5 3570k processor. Costa Rica. No Idea if I should dare get a i7 3770k so I can take advantage of the hyperthreading thing.
I am currently rocking the EVGA 1050Ti SSC 4gb from Best Buy. I don't like it because it's a weak ass card. I liked the EVGA 1060 TI SSC 6GB better but I think it might be too taxing for my system but I could be wrong because I have seen people who use the same specs on YouTube. I wondered how theirs are stable but I notice some of them aren't SSC versions. I think I will refuse to get cards from Best Buy from now. I learned my lesson. However, I wonder if a 1060 standard would do better? I just wanna be sure I can play modern games at the moment. I don't mind upgrading to the 4th generation but I don't think I can afford it but I extremely wanna save up for an 8th generation system. I just wanna catch up with everyone who is playing amazing games at maximum settings and enjoy framerates. I just want something to last long and hold back for the time being and save up. What is a good wise choice I can take and enjoy my gaming?
One more thing. I wonder why my games are starting to have textures popping up ahead of me? Is that normal for some games or is something degrading? It barely does that in Battlefield 1 but only a small fraction but most of my other games have it. Is it because modern games are so demanding or is this something else? I will have to upload videos so you can understand from my perceptive view.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K overclocked to 4.4ghz auto voltage. (Might switch to i7 3770K due to Hyperthreading options but dunno if need to.)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 Gunmetal case.
Motherboard: Sabertooth z77 Ivy Bridge
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB SSC version from Best Buy. (Switched to EVGA Geforce GTX 1050Ti SSC 4GB) <-- I know.. stupid idea. I wanna go back to the 1060Ti. Dunno if I have actually had bottlenecks but my games run great but I probably do slightly but the fps is great still. Could use some advice! I miss my 970 SSC 4GB card.
SSD: Samsung 830 256GB (2012) <--Will consider a new SSD.
HDD: WD Black 1TB (2010)--bought from a local shop. (I will pay attention to the dates and recent data such as write and reading stats) May consider a Seagate HD or WD Black HD since they are better for PC Gaming.
HDD: WD Blue 500GB (2010) bought from a local shop. (I will pay attention to the dates and recent data such as write and reading stats) Maybe another WD Black HD
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB (bought in 2013) I always wanted 32GB!
MBD: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard (2013) Been running SOLID very good for years! I do want a i7 3770k just to have hyperthreading but I doubt I should.
PSU: EVGA 850 BQ Power Supply
Monitor: BENQ 1920X1080p 4ms (2014) <--very old! May want a new monitor but meh!
Operating System: Windows 10 64bit.
" I actually purchased the UV LEDs in my case from Amazon, They came as a 16ft LED strip which you can cut to size as you need. If you want to try this look on YouTube for videos on how to cut and LED strips to your computer. I am pretty sure you will find something on it. "
I'll look into YouTube about that. What brand UV LED brand did you buy from Amazon? Would like to look into it! Link me!
Thanks for reading man!