Question Cooling options for PC in cabinet (Ryzen 2600 & 1660Ti)

Denz13

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Hi all,

I've put together the below build as a living room gaming PC.
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£145.50 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: MSI - B450I GAMING PLUS AC Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (£119.44 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£113.53 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For £0.00)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card (£289.99 @ Box Limited)
Case: Metallic Gear - NEO MINI Mini ITX Tower Case (£59.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £0.00)

In order to fit the aesthetics of the living room I'll be putting it in a cabinet situated below a wall mounted 4K TV (see below cabinet taken from manufacturers website).

The case dimernsions are: W190mm x H355mm D375mm and the cabinet is: W:415mm x H650mm x D310mm, so the case will fit side on into the cabinet. Cooling is potentially going to cause a challenge here, although I have the option of removing the 3mm back panel from the cabinet to provide better airflow. Does anyone have any other ideas or tips that could help? Also what would be the best fan configuration to keep this cool? The side of the case has a vent mounting for 2 x 120mm fans which could exhaust out the space at the back of the cabinet (if I proceed with removing the 3mm back panel)

Any other thoughts or suggestions would alos be appreciated
 

Lutfij

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Why not just look at buying and building in a chassis that resembles a console and have it rest atop the cabinet? I mean you will need airflow for that machine or risk damaging your investments. You also don't want the cabinet to be open while the system is operating.
 

Denz13

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I've already purchased and assembled the PC so I'm just interested in what the options are. I don't tend to game for any longer than a couple of hours every few days so not sure how much of an issue heat will be. I guess I'll need to setup some monitoring and run it under load, idle, etc. to see what temps I'm getting then look at alternative solutions if required.

Any suggestions on fan configuration in the meantime?
 

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