Is my PSU fan intake too obstructed by my CPU radiator?


Jun 12, 2015

In my mind, I believe that the system is going to be alright. I'm not 100% sure though, as it would appear that quite a large sum of the fan intake is being blocked by the Corsair H80iGT. The PSU is a Corsair HX1000i platinum, and the fan is designed to start running only when the power requirements rise above a certain wattage.

The two fans on the H80iGT are Noctua NF-F12's, I've got another NF-F12 in the front of the case at the bottom as an intake also, and a smaller 80mm Noctua NF-R8 Redux fan attached to the one of the removable panels as an intake, leaving the two radiator fans as exhaust, and I believe the PSU/GPU - (GTX 980 Ti reference) is also exhaust. The i7 6700K CPU should arrive tomorrow, so tomorrow I'll be able to test this rig and check the temps.

My system specs are as follows:
CPU: Intel i7 6700K
GPU: GTX 980 Ti reference
PSU: Corsair HX1000i platinum
Water cooler: H80iGTH80iGT
RAM: HyperX Black Fury 2666MHz 2x8GB DDR4
Others: 3x Noctua NF-F12's, x1 80mm NF-R8
1x DVD RW drive, x2 SSD's, x1 3TB 7200RPM HDD, PSU fan is 140mm
I may decide to include an extra 980 ti in the future.

(Specs provided to give an estimate of power draw)

Would it be a wise decision to get another case, or if I do plan to get another 980 Ti, would it be ideal to make a case swap then? Of course, there is no way to come to a definite conclusion just yet, as I haven't tested the temps yet, but what do you think about the air intake in my rig, does it look sufficient enough in visual terms? Thanks!