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Question Ideal H510i Fan Setup

Apr 20, 2020
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I’ve seen a lot of posts that say the H510i is a negative airflow case so it’s best to not have any intake fans at all and only have the two rear exhaust fans. Is that true? or is there a more ideal setup that works for the case
 

Phaaze88

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Imma just copy-paste this here:
NZXT's H500 series. They're a good chassis, with 2 major flaws:
1)Limited cooling options
2)This one plays right along with #1, in that both high power cpus and gpus can't be thermally managed well. For example, a 9900K + 2080Ti. A H700 would be better for that kind of combination.
The ideal way to use this chassis:
-if air cooling only, the stock config of top and rear exhaust is the best overall. The same applies to the H500 Elite which has fans preinstalled in the front.
-if introducing liquid coolers, the front should be saved for a 240/280mm to be used as pull intake on the hottest and most power-hungry part between the cpu and gpu, with the cooler device left to be cooled on air, or a 120mm mounted in the top or rear.
 
Apr 20, 2020
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Imma just copy-paste this here:
NZXT's H500 series. They're a good chassis, with 2 major flaws:
1)Limited cooling options
2)This one plays right along with #1, in that both high power cpus and gpus can't be thermally managed well. For example, a 9900K + 2080Ti. A H700 would be better for that kind of combination.
The ideal way to use this chassis:
-if air cooling only, the stock config of top and rear exhaust is the best overall. The same applies to the H500 Elite which has fans preinstalled in the front.
-if introducing liquid coolers, the front should be saved for a 240/280mm to be used as pull intake on the hottest and most power-hungry part between the cpu and gpu, with the cooler device left to be cooled on air, or a 120mm mounted in the top or rear.
Okay, thanks!
 

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