case airflow

Forum discussion tagged with case airflow.
  1. A

    Question PSU and Case Compatibility

    Hi I am going to replace my dead COOLER MASTER v650s PSU with MSI MPG A650GF. OLD PSU: 120 mm fan, 140*150*86 mm NEW PSU: 140 mm fan, 160*150*86 mm The fan grille of old PSU fits exactly with the 115*115 mm ventilation panel at the bottom of my DEEP COOL case. I don't have the MSI yet, but...
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    Question Help with installing a front case fan on a Corsair Carbide 100R

    I recently bought a 120mm RGB Aerocool fan and I planned to install it on the front of my Corsair Carbide 100R, seeing as it had no front fan. The fan came with four screws, but the case manual told me to use the provided case long fan screws. I tried using those but they felt like they weren't...
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    Question my case impedes on my gpu cooling

    My 3060 seems to be overheating and underperforming due to the case having little breathing room, as its fan is pointed directed at the roof of the psu shell here's the case model my mobo is a Gigabyte B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI would there be any way I could orient...
  4. Chris 2224

    [SOLVED] New case or additional fans on older case ?

    I have an old generic prebuilt case, with all components upgraded except the case, and I want to improve the system's airflow. Right now, I have no additional case coolers. Because of the case model, there is no way to mount front coolers, only side panel and one on the back. Since my pc is...
  5. Ryflick

    [SOLVED] Is it safe connecting 3 Case Fans to Single PWM Fan Header?

    Heya all, I'd like to ask is it safe to connect 3 case fans to a single SYS_FAN1 Header in my motherboard? My specs : Processor : AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G Motherboard : MSI B450M-A PRO MAX AM4 GPU : MSI Radeon RX 570 ARMOR MK2 8GB OC GDDR5 RAM : Netac 2x8GB SR 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 SSD : ADATA SU650...
  6. Ferminator

    Question Top or Rear Case Fans as Exhaust?

    Hello. I have recently build a gaming PC and have trouble configuring which case fans to use with my particular case. I have a Deepcool Macube 110 (M-ATX case) and the case itself supports up to 2x 140mm fans on the front, 2x 140mm fans on top, and 1x 120mm on the rear. As of right now I have 4...
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    [SOLVED] Should I change my case or add more fans?

    Hi. This is my setup. TUF b560m-e i5 10400f tray+cool master hyper 212 Corsair cx650 bronze *Asus Phoenix Rtx 3060 (SINGLE FAN GPU) 16 GB 3200mhz and samsung 970 plus 1tb SSD My case only have 1 intake and 1 exhaust. When I'm playing high demanding games my gpu temp goes upto 85.6°c (I'm not...
  8. Spondon14

    Question Components recommendation

    This is my PC (R5 5600X + RX 570 + 16 GB 3600MHz DDR4 ) . I need a 1080p 144hz 1ms monitor suggestion . Again I will buy an Aio (Lian Li Galahad UNIFAN 240/360 ) and a 3in1 Deepcool gt 120 fans. I have 5 vacant spots in my casing till now . (Top 2, shroud 2 & back1 (will throw away current) )...
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    Question Blocking extra vents in case to direct airflow?

    I'm just about done with a new build using a Phanteks Enthoo 719 case. Trying to figure out one last thing with my airflow. This is the first build I'm using water cooling in. There are a total of 8 fans, 3 front, 3 top, 1 rear, 1 front bottom. I'm going to try this airflow that goes...
  10. Yolo_gamer

    [SOLVED] Need cooling help/advice. high temps all around.

    My pc has: i5 12600k with corsair h100i elite capellix palit 3080ti corsair 850tx psu 8tb of hard drive storage (2tb SSD / 1tb ssd / 1 tb hdd / 4tb hdd) z690 ddr4 motherboard 4 front fans are intake and 4 top/back are exhaust My entire pc heats up immensely when there's roughly 40%-50% GPU and...
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    [SOLVED] Bottom case fan, Noctua NF-A15, better as intake or exhaust in Fractal Torrent Compact (which already has 2x180mm front)?

    I have the following setup: Case: Fractal Torrent Compact (two front fans 180mm, which I think are intakes) CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15S with one fan (Noctua logo facing the rear side of the case) I have two questions about what I should do with my Noctua NF-A15 fan which I luckily got for a...
  12. Phil Holm

    Question Should i use spare fan as Case Exhaust or CPU Cooler Exhaust

    So ive been thinking about getting the antec df700, which comes 4 fans(3 front intake, 1 rear exhaust) + 1 reverse fan thats put on top of the psu shroud, which seems to not make any difference in temps according to reviews. So ive been thinking of using that spare fan as a top exhaust instead...
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    [SOLVED] Corsair 5000D good enough airflow for my build?

    I’m gonna be building with the 5000D solid front case, I’ll be using an i7 12700 and a 3090. I’m gonna put 3 120mm fans in the front and one in back. Cpu cooler will be a noctua nh-u12s. Is the case gonna be decent or should I consider something else?
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    [SOLVED] What options do I have for better airflow?

    Hello, Last autumn I built my first PC and... I've made mistakes :D I got the Gigabyte Aorus AC300W case which has the front covered with only a few holes to use for airflow. My second mistake was getting the Gigabyte Aorus 360 water cooler. The issue is that I cannot place the cooler on top...
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    [SOLVED] Top Mounted AIO in Cooler Master TD500 Mesh

    I'm planning to use the CORSAIR iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 360mm AIO in a TD500 Mesh case from Cooler Master. I only want to mount the AIO at the top. Will that be possible? I saw their website, saw a bunch of videos. But I'm not completely sure. Have any of you done that? Thanks for your time!
  16. ageo

    Question Is this fan orientation okay? [Case Airflow]

    I was testing a bunch of different fan orientations and this one in particular did the best in terms of cooling. From the regular Neutral Airflow to this for comparison 35c to 29c idle and 57c to 51c load on the CPU. 40c to 38c idle and 65c load on both with the GPU. Is it worth the cooling or...
  17. Mr. SandMan

    [SOLVED] Need help with pc case fans setup

    Hello everyone. I have lots of fans in my case, all of them are the same PWM (4-pin) fans. I have AIO radiator and 3 fans on front panel. My case has 2 fan slots on the side panel. If I pull the air from outside with front panel AIO, it will cause more GPU temps. What if I change directions of...
  18. Jaiff

    [SOLVED] how do i know my motherboard supports argb?

    Recently I bought Antec Prizm 120 ARGB Case Fan from Amazon It comes with three cables I know only one which I plugged on my motherboard Asus Z170 Pro Gaming. These are the connectors of this fan. I plugged only the PWM header only I don't know what the others go for? But the lights not...
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    Hello, I have a build right now in some cooler master case, and well it’s kind of loud. I am very new to this whole computer stuff as I’ve always had a Xbox. I have an Amd 5700xt and a ryzen 7 3700x. I am looking for a case that will cut sound down drastically but still doing good with cooling...
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    [SOLVED] Will the cooler fit in the case ?

    I am planning on building a new PC for gaming and streaming (no overclocking): Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming AMD Ryzen 7 5800x Kingston Hyperx 2x8GB ddr4 3200mhz Seasonic Core GM 650 (already own) AMD Radeon RX 580 8gb (when prices go down, 2060 or 3060) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 /...
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    Question Will it fit?

    I am planning on building a new PC for gaming and streaming (no overclocking): Asus ROG Strix B550-F Gaming AMD Ryzen 7 5800x Kingston Hyperx 2x8GB ddr4 3200mhz Seasonic Core GM 650 (already own) AMD Radeon RX 580 8gb (when prices go down, 2060 or 3060) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 /...
  22. L

    [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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    Question Three 120mm or two 140mm? And what are the best case fans?

    So after looking around, thinking and seeking opinions from a member on this site, I've decided that instead of buying a mostly prebuilt computer and adding parts myself, it would be immensely cheaper and probably smarter if I bought everything seperately and put my new computer together myself...
  24. .snck

    [SOLVED] Getting confused with rgb fans and cases

    Hey guys. Please elaborate on me because the more research I'm making the more confused I'm. My current build is overheating (OC'ed RX570) and I want to upgrade the case and fans... I love the look of nzxt but they are pricey (h710i, h510 elite) and they have weak airflow. I would like to buy...
  25. deadweight_nero

    [SOLVED] Need help with building first computer for gaming/photoshop/video editing (total noob)

    Can someone help/give advice to help build a pc for gaming, photoshop, and video editing. I want to spend 1500 USD or less (is there a general price range for this like would 1500 make a good machine or can I get away with less). I also want the case big enough where its easy to move parts...
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    [SOLVED] 2 Bottom fans intake or exhaust?

    In these cases: in both of them can be placed 2x 120mm fans in the bottom, they should be as intake or exhaust? also if i place them as intake will...
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    [SOLVED] Hidden hack to install more fans?

    My case has only ONE fan installed. I want to I stall more but I have no more spots to install one. Is there some technique that I don't know where you can have more ventilation without more fan spots?
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    [SOLVED] Asking for case advice

    Here I am again, asking for your help and advice :p -My case is garbage, I want to get a new one.- °it needs to fit my GPU, a gtx 1070 by Gigabyte, which is 30cm long °Should have a glass side panel so I can admire my gtx 1070 °Preferably white Which ones doe you recommend? Why? Price limit...
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    Question Need help building cooling in the case

    Hi all, Looking for help building my pc. the case I own is here: - Currently have Castle deepcool 240 AIO mounted on the front of the case (radiator is faceing the front side and fans mounted on the back and I...
  30. BDumon02

    [SOLVED] Problem with darkflash dr12 pro fans

    Hi, So i bought the 6pack kit of darkflash dr12 pro rgb fans and I connected all 6 fans to the hub, in order, so from 1-6 (there are 8 connection points), then I connected the hub, which is molex to my power supply, so the hub is powered, ass well as the fans, but when I turn on my pc, the fans...
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    Question looking for non rgb LED fans that are decent for a new build.

    Hey guys going to build a new Ryzen 3600 build and dont need my computer to look like a unicorn.. just want some static red fans that also do work, will need one SP and 5 AF. everything out there now seems to be unicorn barf and ridiculously overpriced, assuming it is because you can make them...
  32. setter43

    [SOLVED] Would this case be suited to my build? (Fractal)

    Hey all, I have started a new build. I have chosen to go with the Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case. I am wondering it would worth buying some additional front intake fans to help with cooling. Thoughts? If I was to get additional fans I was looking at two Noctua NF-A14 PWM, 4-Pin...
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    [SOLVED] Be quiet! Pure Base 500 Tempered Glass vs. Corsair Carbide 275R Tempered Glass (non Airflow version)

    Hi all, Which case performs better in airflow, and which has newer features?
  34. L

    [SOLVED] Cleaning my pc

    I am planning on cleaning my pc. I got an air blower which i want to use but am concerned about its use. The air is so fast that i fear it can damage something or that it might pop out some components like capacitor. Is it safe to use at its minimum speed(6000 rpm). How should i go about doing...
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    [SOLVED] Budget ATX mid tower case

    looking for a nice looking budget ATX case preferably under £50 but could push it to £60. needs to have good airflow and be black and fairly clean looking with no LEDs as it will be used for work. not bothered if it has a window or not. any suggestions would be appreciated, cheers.
  36. KawaTom

    Question Master Cooler H500 cooling

    Hi. New to PC building and have just finnished my first PC build ever. when i run PUBG i see CPU temp up to 74c and GPU at 69c. I think those numbers are ok but i would like to lower them some. The Case is a Master Cooler H500 mesh front. 2 x 200mm fans and 1 exhaust 120mm fan rear. Have tried...
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    Question Is gamemax expedition h605 a good case? My cpu is r5 2600 and gpu gtx 1660

    I am a very low budget in terms of cases so i really need a cheap case with good airflow. At leasy it shouldn't decrease cpu or gpu performance. Please help me...
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    Question Arctic P120 or F120 for Zalman S2

    Hello, I just purchased components for my new pc which is a mid range system with ryzen 5 3600 and gtx 1660ti.. I want my system to have low temps for longevity sake, while keeping it reasonably quiet. I was looking at budget fans which don't break the bank and have a good price to performance...
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    Question haf 912 plus max airflow

    I have a haf 912 plus computer case and im using a rog strix 2080 ti and 9900ks cooler by dark rock 4 pro, both overclocked. I purchased three corsair LL120 fans that i plan to install in my case. Im wondering where i should put them though, here is the recommended airflow for my case from...
  40. R

    [SOLVED] Case exhaust / rear fan full speed

    Hi, sorry if this question has been replied but needed some extra confidence. I have a ML120 PRO Corsair 120mm case fan which I've installed to the rear of my PC case. It is a 4pin fan and I have a 4pin to molex connector for it to connect to my PSU. The question is, running at full speed, will...