air flow

Forum discussion tagged with air flow.
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    Question What size of fan do I need ?

    I am looking to add case fans to my current: MasterBox TD500 Mesh case. I am wanting to add a MASTERFAN MF120 HALO for the rear of my case which is 120mm. I would also like to add some for the top but i am not sure which ones? Can i just buy more of these ones or will I have to buy 140mm...
  2. rykin87

    [SOLVED] Water cooled PC Desk Build - Looking for advice

    Hi all, I am looking to build a water cooled pc desk. Going for sleek quite operation. Parts MSI x570s Gaming Carbon EK X Ryzen 9 5900x AMD 6900xt with EK Waterblock 2 480mm Radiators 8 120mm fans 4 80mm fans 850w SFX psu Desk size is about 58in x 32in x 4in. The center is covered with 38in...
  3. grismeister

    [SOLVED] What is the best airflow setup Meshify 2?

    What is the best Air flow setup for a Fractal Design Meshify 2, I am planning of buying a NH-D15 and 9 Noctua NF-P12 as case fans, I have never really cared/looked into air flow, so I dont really know anything about it, or does it even matter that much?
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    [SOLVED] Any ideas on how to improve cooling?

    Currently when at 100% gpu load I am reaching 80c and over on my gpu. My cpu temps are fine as they hit a max of 72c. I was going to buy 6 identical high rpm fans and put 3 at the front and 2 top and 1 rear for a push pull config. (3 push and 3 pull) My case is this...
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    Question what direction should fans blow inside Antec 302 case?

    Apologies about pestering you all again. It's been awhile, and I had to change what case to get yet again. I think I'll return to my first choice which was the Antec 302 case, although I'm still not sure that the PSU I have will fit - conflicting info. How many fans should I use in the case...
  6. whyruabeach

    [SOLVED] first build for a noob

    So I want to make a full tower build or a build where I can take and replace parts with ease. I want to build a computer that can play games and edit videos and also use Photoshop and do animation. I don't want any fancy lighting or anything. So I was wondering if someone could just make me a...
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    [SOLVED] is that fan cooling on the back of motherboard side is safe?

    So I'm looking for a PC case that has good airflow and I glanced at this case, it has a fan on the back of the motherboard, and if in theory the wind that is generated will quite reduce the heat of the motherboard from behind, and the fan position is intake So the question is whether this will...
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    [SOLVED] Zalman S4 Plus - how to control fans

    Hello, I bought new pc a while ago and those 3 fans installed in the case are way too loud. I want to control the speed and also would like to customize RGB but I can change speed / color only on my CPU cooler. Is there any chance to control the other fans in my case? Thank you
  9. adamkiss994

    [SOLVED] Looking for soundproofed case with decent airflow

    Hey all, First off, I want to make sure that my build will fit into the new case: Power supply: Corsair 550W CX550M CP-9020102-EU Motherboard: Asrock Z370M Pro4 CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 BX80684i58400 CPU fan: Cooler Master Hyper H411R RR-H411-20PW-R1 Memory...
  10. WubLyfe

    [SOLVED] Is Push-Pull worth it for an AIO?

    I've gotten some good feedback on this on Reddit, but I'd like to see what this community thinks as well. TLDR: Is it worth it to do push/pull on an AIO rad when not using high static pressure fans and the rad is the only case intake? OP: Ok, so: I'll be moving from a Dark Base 700 to a...
  11. S

    Question Need case recommendation for my build. Upto $200

    Dear Experts, I finalized a build but then upon search read that the selected caes "NZXT H510 elite" doesn't have proper Air Cooling. Please suggest me a good RGB case from Corsair/CoolerMaster/Antec or Any other good brand for the specs listed below to have proper cooling: CPU>> Ryzen 3800X...
  12. 3bec

    [SOLVED] PSU Fan Up or down?

    Hello. So i own Corsair CV550 Power Supply. And my problem is, it is smaller than normal PSU's. My ventilation hole on the bottom of the case is not that big so my fan only sticks half way. Im scared if it could overheat or something so i rotated the power supply up side down, so now the fan is...
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    [SOLVED] I have bought 5 Cooler Master Jet Flo 120 fan and something really bothers me.

    A test conducted by Overclockers A test conducted by DVtests So I used 3 as front intake, 1 in the rear for exhaust, and 1 as the replacement of my fan mounted on DeepCool Gammaxx 300 CPU cooler. My concern is that I m not sure about whether the replacement of the CPU cooler fan worth...
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    [SOLVED] Cooling Configuration for Best Air Flow

    Hi all, I have a question about the best configuration of the fans for my system for maximum air flow. I will upload an image of the current configuration but any pointers would be much appreciated as I have had input from a few people and everyone differs. so I can't make up my mind. I am...
  15. kgcry

    [SOLVED] Too much negative pressure creating noise?

    I'm having a problem where my computer is just plain loud. I have a mini-itx case and it's way louder than the mid tower I built for my wife. I'm not sure whats causing it but I think it might have something to do with air pressure. When I take the front panel off it does get noticeably quieter...
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    Question XFX RX 5700 fan spin

    Hi all! I upgrade most of my PC with a Ryzen 5 3600X and a XFX RX 5700, I had to change my case because the GPU not fit into the old one, I bought a Cougar Turret but when the GPU is using lots of power the glass gets really hot, the temperature goes above 80C even though I set the speed to...
  17. SteelScorpionX

    Question Case fans size 120 / 140

    Hey so im building mt first gaming pc and im buying the new Corsair Obsidian 500d SE case wich comes with 3 LL120mm fans. and so for the rest of the fans ill get 1 fan on the back and 2 fans all in one cpu cooler on top. now my question is, is it matter what size they are? like 120 or 140...
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    [SOLVED] RTX 2080 TI Windforce OC owners

    Would any Windforce owners care to detail their thermals under load (With clock speeds / ambient temperatures) Currently, my RTX reaches 80 Celcius with a 27ish ambient temps with a 1950mhz core, +500 Memory . Note that this is with the front panel off (as the Corsair 275r doesn't have a mesh...
  19. luqyano.101

    Question 2 AIO (GPU and CPU) May have a Good Airflow?

    Hi All, I bought an NZXT Kraken G12 (GPU Mounting Bracket), NZXT H700, and NZXT Kraken X72. My Plan is, I'm gonna use my G12 for my MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio together with the Kraken X72 AIO, and it'll be front mounted. For the CPU (i7-8086K), I'm using H100i Pro RGB and it'll be Top Mounted...
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    Question Is it normal to not feel the air flow on the other side of a AIO radiator while your fans are blowing that direction?

    Hello all, I just bought this AIO: I have my fans set up like this [>>>>>3-Fans Blowing Direction>>>>>] [360mm radiator] However, after I turn my PC on with my...
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    Question Corsair 500D SE or CoolerMaster H500M

    I'm building a new system and I've been trying to find a new case to get. My initial choice was the O11-Dynamic however it only supports 2 120mm fans and I'm not a huge fan of bottom intake fans. I've narrowed it down to the H500M and the 500D SE. What would you suggest? I'll be using 3 120mm...
  22. I Josh I

    [SOLVED] Have an extra case fan; Intake?Outtake?

    Hi all! So I currently have a Thermaltake Core X31 case, and was looking through some of my extra computer parts and realized I have an extra case fan (a noctua NF-F12 PWM). And so, I was thinking of installing it on my case. But I...
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    Is a gtx 1030 suitable?

    Hello everybody Thank you for taking the time to read over this! I was wondering if I would be able to run a gtx 1030 on my computer or if I should be looking for something smaller or larger. I don’t want to spend too much on upgrading it but I would like to get much higher FPS in games. My...
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    How do i propritize bandwidth to my PC?

    I'm on the routers setting -> QoS , but i have no idea what to fill in this spaces This is how the QoS page looks like: I'm trying to prioritize my PC bandwidth over WiFi connections, How should i fill this page?
  25. Durwesh Naeem

    My Humble Build : First Attempt At Custom Liquid Cooling

    Recently I made a plan to put a water block on my CPU, i have had a Corsair 900D case for quite a while now and i was running my i7 - 6850K Corsair H115i AIO cooler in push and pull configuration. So i made the following changes , i was advised by people to go for soft tubing as it was my first...
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    Swiftech Apogee XL2 vs EK Supremacy EVO vs Heatkiller IV Pro (copper)

    I don't particularly care to get a 140-300 watt processor so I know it won't truly make a huge difference, but what is the difference between the big three on these guys? (The 140W is Intel x99 base wattage and 300 can be their extreme side when super-overclocked. like 4.5ghz or so.) Going with...
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    New Lenovo Ideapad 110 using 50% of memory after turning off all startup programs except BitDefender. Too slow....

    THis new laptop only comes with 4gb of memory and 50% of it is used by the system on startup even after turning off everything except BitDefender security software. Am adding 4gb to max it out but wonder what else I can do to speed it up?
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    Bios update for i7-6900k for X99A?

    Hello, For a new workstation computer, I am placing an i-7 6900K on an MSI X99A SLI PLUS motherboard. I have heard that many of these motherboards need to have a BIOS update before they can read the processor. I wanted to know if this was true for this board specifically and if so whether or...
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    Unable to Boot Linux at all

    I am running an MSI Z97 gaming motherboard, Intel i7 4790k. I have a corsair SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. It suddenly stopped booting up. I figured it was an issue with the SSD so I created a boot USB with 16.04 on it. It boots up to the grub screen and after I select try or install it...
  30. kcarbotte

    Experience The Scale Of 'DOTA 2' Heroes With 'DOTA 2 VR Hub'

    On launch day of the HTC Vive, Valve launched a webpage that featured a number of videos highlighting the capabilities of the Vive. The company buried an unexpected VR feature for "DOTA 2" in those clips. Now, that feature is available to try. Experience The Scale Of 'DOTA 2' Heroes With 'DOTA...
  31. S

    First build for gaming ~900$

    Hey there. I am looking forward to buying a PC next month. I've already chosen the components, however I am really concerned whether they are compatible with each other and whether I might be missing on something better. Also I'd like to hear some advice from experienced people in case there...
  32. C

    Good Deal? Lenovo Thinkpad W520

    I found a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 that I can probably get for $300 on my local craigslist. It has been upgraded and the specs are i7-2760QM Intel® Core™ i7-2760QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz) Specifications 24gb DDR3 1333MHz RAM 600gb Intel SSD I will be using the laptop for casual...
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    Computer crashed with update to Free Windows 10. How can I restore it?

    I got a virus or malware. I ran Windows Defender, and it deleted it. I opened the Control Panel, and I saw 2 programs that looked like they were virus protection programs. It was in the middle of the process of removing those files when my computer screen went black. I haven't been able to get...
  34. R

    [SOLVED] Does the unibody cable work in my macbook

    My MacBook is a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 13" and I need to replace the HDD cable/ IR sensor. does the item above work for my laptop? the description says it is for 2009 and 2010. Some people...
  35. BlueFireZ

    Kernel security check failure??

    Hey guys I just received my Dell Inspiron 15 7000 a couple days ago and its great. I got this message saying "Kernel security check failure" twice while editing videos in Cyberlink Powerdirector 14. Is there a way to fix this? Is it somehow tied to Powerdirector?
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    New CPU or new GPU?

    I have came to a predicament in if I should get a second GPU or a new CPU. The choice(s) are that I get a second 970 Geforce gtx strx, or that I get myself a new Quad-Core i7-6700k intel processor, also I currently have a Gaming 5 MSI motherboard aswell. Any sort of feedback would be helpful...
  37. S

    Building A Max $1000 Computer

    I need some help with building a desktop computer. I live in Australia and would like the parts to be ordered from this site: I want to use this computer for Gaming ( LoL, WoW ) as well as graphic and web design. If you need any more information please...
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    Video game with small repeated creatures walking on a line some with tools.

    I am looking for a game I think late 80s or 90s . A lot of small creatures coming out one by one on a line. They walk and you have to save their lives by giving them tools or stoping them and make the change directions. I think they were yellow. It is a old memory cannot remember just remember...
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    2x470(sli) bottleneck vs skylake

    I have 2x gf470 (it's a gift) and i want to build PC. I definitely want new skylake (z170, 8gb DDR4) and I wonder if i5-6500 is enough? I prefer to not overclocking, but I can deal with this. And I want to wait at least a year before getting a new graphic card (save some money...).
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    Do I need to get new windows for a new motherboard?

    Do I need to get new windows for a new motherboard? I recently upgraded to windows 10 and now I am getting a new motherboard so I am curious that do I really need to buy new windows for the new mobo. This might be a bit dumb question but I am kind of beginner when it comes to these sorts of...