Question Airflow suggestions for H440?

kubacs

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Title says it all, I got a NZXT H440, and I have 6 120mm fans, along with Corsair H60 AIO, am wondering what configuration should I have my fans? Where should I mount my radiator with fan for the H60? How many Intake/Exhaust fans should I have?

Would this be a good solution? If not/If I can improve it please tell me how with a drawing if possible and explanation would help alot.



Many thanks in advance.
 

Phaaze88

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Very similar to the NZXT's own H500 series: negative pressure focused chassis.
No front fans at all - doing so does almost nothing, and in some setups, it's detrimental.
Rear and top should both be exhaust...
BUT, if the gpu is a blower/turbo model, you might get away with top intake? Would have to test that to be sure.


Final: rear and top exhaust, no fans at the front.
 

kubacs

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Very similar to the NZXT's own H500 series: negative pressure focused chassis.
No front fans at all - doing so does almost nothing, and in some setups, it's detrimental.
Rear and top should both be exhaust...
BUT, if the gpu is a blower/turbo model, you might get away with top intake? Would have to test that to be sure.


Final: rear and top exhaust, no fans at the front.
So, no intake whatsoever? I am planning on putting my panels back on so need to wonder, also what do you mean by blower/turbo model, it just has a fan, just need something to keep the PC cool and have good circulation, the other day I was rendering a video purely using CPU and PC shut off due to over heating, which made me realize I need to figure something out with this cooling.
 

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So, no intake whatsoever?
No intake FANS.
If you just do the 3 exhausts as already mentioned, the air pressure will cause air to intake through all other open gaps. That won't happen if front fans are installed.
As crazy as it sounds, triple exhaust(rear, 2 top) only should bring in more air than if you tried triple exhaust + triple intake.

what do you mean by blower/turbo model
https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/asus-gtx-1080-ti-founders-edition.b4305
^A single radial fan at one end, which draws air in and rams it across the length of the card to expel it directly outside the PC.

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/asus-rog-strix-gtx-1080-ti-gaming.b4311
^Open air cooler. Having 1, 2, or 3 fans to push air through the finstack, into the PCB, and is expelled at the sides, inside the PC.

the other day I was rendering a video purely using CPU and PC shut off due to over heating, which made me realize I need to figure something out with this cooling.
Hardware specs?
Besides being negative pressure focused, the H440 and its cousins have limits to how much power one can cram in them and still expect reasonable thermals. The higher system power consumption is, the harder it's going to be to resolve without replacing the chassis.
 

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