Long time lurker, recently signed up on the site. I have spent A LOT of time reading through doyll's posts and threads among other places on the internet. Very insightful, but I still had some questions for my particular config / environment.
I currently have the following configuration: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/goldca...r/saved/HnsxGX
with a soon to be 3950x that is staring at me as I type this, lol.
I did have to remove a panel to make room for the USB 3.0 cable on the mobo. I have attached a stock photo with a red circle around that panel.
I am looking at case fans and proper air flow on this case. I know the stock case fans are junk. Based on what I have read, it seems it is a good idea to remove the PCIe slots, no exhaust fan, and having 2 to 3 strong intake fans will be plenty.
I was thinking I would have 3 to 4 intake fans and 2 exhaust fans, but my research seems to show that is not necessarily the best route.
I have been down so many rabbit holes tonight on case fans I am a bit cross eyed. Budget and sound are not a concern. I am concerned about performance only. I started out looking at Noctua NF-A14 PWM then read about the Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM. I believe the front of this case blocks part of the air flow of a 140mm fan as well.
I have been happy with my CPU cooler choice, but now worried I picked wrong based on threads on here.
I am just now getting to worry about temps because outside temps will soon go up in my area. It gets pretty hot and humid in my summers. We keep the thermostat set to 68F (20C) during the summer.
I hope I didn't miss anything to get this conversation started. I hope to learn more and perhaps provide a place for others to learn as well.