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Build Advice Is this a good fan set up

Phaaze88

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Looks like a Hyper 103 cpu cooler? That's just a 95w cooler. Seeing as you have a Z390 motherboard, you must have a K series cpu, which would be too much for the little 103 to reasonably handle...
The gpu is a Galax RTX 2060.
The chassis is an Antec Dark Avenger DA601.
Also, if Google Images is correct, you are choking your psu right now. Flip it.

Do the chassis airflow test, and compare with the temps you currently get.
Flip the top fan in the other direction, and run with both front and side panels removed.
How much do cpu and gpu temps change by?
 
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Looks like a Hyper 103 cpu cooler? That's just a 95w cooler. Seeing as you have a Z390 motherboard, you must have a K series cpu, which would be too much for the little 103 to reasonably handle...
The gpu is a Galax RTX 2060.
The chassis is an Antec Dark Avenger DA601.
Also, if Google Images is correct, you are choking your psu right now. Flip it.

Do the chassis airflow test, and compare with the temps you currently get.
Flip the top fan in the other direction, and run with both front and side panels removed.
How much do cpu and gpu temps change by?
But are the fans the correct way for positive air pressure
 

Darkbreeze

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Top fan is wrong. Flip it over. It should be an exhaust, not an intake.

Positive pressure doesn't matter. You are not EVER going to have positive pressure in that case because you don't have enough fans and there are WAY TOO MANY OPENINGS AND HOLES to ever need to worry about that.

Besides which, aside from a VERY FEW niche configurations such as some mini ITX cases, front, side and bottom fans should ALWAYS be intake, and top and rear fans should always be exhaust. Period.
 
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Darkbreeze

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In truth, your best bet without adding another fan would be to move that top fan to the top front location as a second intake, then, technically, you would have the fans in the correct places and technically the correct orientation for positive pressure. You won't actually HAVE positive pressure because with no fans in the top and an open grill all your intake pressure will bleed off through the holes and be vented by the rear exhaust fan, but you will at least have better air movement directly to the CPU cooler and proper orientation.

Later it would be wise to probably add a top-rear fan as a second exhaust, giving you "technically" neutral pressure, which is what you really kind of want anyhow. When cooling performance is not the biggest concern because you have more than adequate cooling, then you can worry about positive pressure/dust suppression. Otherwise, negative pressure is technically the configuration that gives you the most cooling performance. In ANY configuration however, direct ambient air which is cooler, being supplied in a straight line directly to the CPU cooler and over the top of the memory and VRM components on the motherboard, is the MOST important consideration. Putting that fan in the top front would give you that.
 

Darkbreeze

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Yes, the power supply MUST be flipped over. Right now the fan is facing into the case. It needs to be facing towards the bottom of the case, which it is not. The correct mounting will result in the fan facing down towards the PSU vent and filter on the bottom of the case. You do not want hot air from inside the case to cooler the power supply with.

Especially on that power supply, which is not very good.
 
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In truth, your best bet without adding another fan would be to move that top fan to the top front location as a second intake, then, technically, you would have the fans in the correct places and technically the correct orientation for positive pressure. You won't actually HAVE positive pressure because with no fans in the top and an open grill all your intake pressure will bleed off through the holes and be vented by the rear exhaust fan, but you will at least have better air movement directly to the CPU cooler and proper orientation.

Later it would be wise to probably add a top-rear fan as a second exhaust, giving you "technically" neutral pressure, which is what you really kind of want anyhow. When cooling performance is not the biggest concern because you have more than adequate cooling, then you can worry about positive pressure/dust suppression. Otherwise, negative pressure is technically the configuration that gives you the most cooling performance. In ANY configuration however, direct ambient air which is cooler, being supplied in a straight line directly to the CPU cooler and over the top of the memory and VRM components on the motherboard, is the MOST important consideration. Putting that fan in the top front would give you that.
So flip the fan and move to front
 

Darkbreeze

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If you move it to the front, it does not need to be flipped. It should be just like the other front fan.

And by front, I mean FRONT, not TOP-front. I mean on the front of the case, in the spot above the other front fan.
 
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If you move it to the front, it does not need to be flipped. It should be just like the other front fan.

And by front, I mean FRONT, not TOP-front. I mean on the front of the case, in the spot above the other front fan.
So just buy a new fan for the top when I can ?
 

Darkbreeze

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Cool. So you will end up with two front fans, both as intake. One rear exhaust fan, and a CPU cooler. Adding another fan to the TOP-REAR position will help with cooling performance, when you can add a fan there. Be aware of whether or not your motherboard has enough fan headers because you might have to get a fan cable splitter and share a header with the rear exhaust fan if you don't have enough headers on the motherboard or a fan hub of some kind.

Be sure to flip the PSU over as well. Do not neglect to do that just because you are worried about the lettering on the side. The lettering is wrong. It is another sign of a cheap unit, intended long ago for use with power supplies that were mounted in the top of the case. Ignore the orientation of the lettering, it will not be right. Just make sure the fan grill on the PSU is facing down.
 
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Will I run into any problems if I don't change anything as my dad put it together and he's not going to be home for a few weeks and I don't feel confident adjusting the computer
 

Darkbreeze

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Yes. If it is not cooling well, as you say, then that's a problem. On the other hand, if you simply leave the side panel off, you shouldn't have any cooling problems. If you do, then the case fans are not the cause anyhow.

No matter what, the PSU should be flipped over though. It just takes four screws on the back of the case, and turn the unit over, and then put the four screws back in. If you can't do that, then you shouldn't do any of it and should wait for somebody who is capable to help you with it.

It would be helpful if you clarified WHY you think the computer isn't "cooling very nicely".
 
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Yes. If it is not cooling well, as you say, then that's a problem. On the other hand, if you simply leave the side panel off, you shouldn't have any cooling problems. If you do, then the case fans are not the cause anyhow.

No matter what, the PSU should be flipped over though. It just takes four screws on the back of the case, and turn the unit over, and then put the four screws back in. If you can't do that, then you shouldn't do any of it and should wait for somebody who is capable to help you with it.

It would be helpful if you clarified WHY you think the computer isn't "cooling very nicely".
The computer reaches 60, 65 degrees fairly quickly when playing new games like assassins creed odyssey Just Cause 4, Doom. Most demanding games make it reach that fairly quickly
 
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Yes. If it is not cooling well, as you say, then that's a problem. On the other hand, if you simply leave the side panel off, you shouldn't have any cooling problems. If you do, then the case fans are not the cause anyhow.

No matter what, the PSU should be flipped over though. It just takes four screws on the back of the case, and turn the unit over, and then put the four screws back in. If you can't do that, then you shouldn't do any of it and should wait for somebody who is capable to help you with it.

It would be helpful if you clarified WHY you think the computer isn't "cooling very nicely".
But the fan for the psu is facing out View: http://imgur.com/a/ghuourW
 

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