Question LF New Case and CPU cooler


Sep 25, 2018
Hello guys,

Recently i got for a decent price a used MSI RX 5700 XT Gaming X. My parts consists of Gigabyte Aorus B550 Pro v2, AMD R5 5600X, Patriot Viper Steel 16GB 4.400 Mhz, XFX TS 650W Gold, Thermaltake Commander G41.
When was gaming i experienced driver crashes and abnormal thermals. 85C for the GPU and around 80-90C for the CPU i have the stock cooler unfortunately. So now i am looking for case and cooling upgrade too, cause the case is pretty choked and outdated.
Also i thought of just changing the case fans to some P12 , 2 front(1 has mount for 120, but the other one i hold it with zip ties, firmly),1 bottom intake and 1 rear exhaust with a 240 AIO (or 280 with a mod) top exhaust but the case doesnt have good airflow already as engineered.

The cases i can buy that are decent here are:
5000D Aiflow: 170 €
Lancool III RGB: 170 €
O11 Dynamic: 160 €
4000D Airflow: 129 €
O11 Air Mini: 126 €
BQ 500DX/FX: 117 €/ 130 €
Lancool II Mesh RGB: 109 €

As far as AIOs go i am looking for Arctic LF2s. I will do some mild tuning to CPU+GPU+RAM
Arctic LF2 280: 105 €
Arctic LF2 360: 113 €
Arctic LF2 420 : 126 €

What do you suggest to build into, in terms of price/perfomance ? Somehow i really dig the O11 Air Mini, i like the small footprint of it. But if i put a 280 front i think i miss the 2 stock 140s because i use an ATX motherboard



I'd get either of the latter 2 AIO's, meaning 360mm or 420mm. As for the case, the Lian-Li case won't work with any radiator larger than a 280mm at the top. I'd pick the Corsair 4000D Airflow and have the 360mm AIO slapped towards the front with the fans set to intake.

Dark Lord of Tech

Retired Moderator
Aug 18, 2009
A Noctua REDUX NH-U12S air cooler can easily control the temps on a 5600X . I upgraded my son's cooler to the REDUX for his 5600x. Temps dropped almost 20C. The 4000D Airflow is a great choice as mentioned above by Lutfij , I own a 4000X.

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CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $46.98
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