Question Meshify s2 fan configuration advice

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Hi guys, I just got a Meshify s2 to handle those components: 6800xt, 16gbram corsair vengeance pro rgb, i9 9900k (noctua nhd15-s) and an Aorus 2390 pro. I need an advice about my fans config: preinstalled the meshify comes with two 140 front intake and one rear for exhaust. I've added one corsair 140mm fan at the front and one bottom (intake). I've also two other spares corsair 140mm to fit inside, not sure If I'm good to go like this, or I should add someone to top exhaust. Consider that to the noctua cpu cooler I've added another noctua 140mm fans like in the normal nhd15 settings (two fans). THank you guys :)
 

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Considering that you had the fans to begin with, I'd personally just work with the fans that came bundled with the case and if you think the temps could be better, then add the fans to the chassis. I wouldn't have any fans on the bottom(inside the basement) but it'd be a good idea if you had 3x140mm fans at the front bringing in fresh, cooler ambient air into the chassis.

You could add a single fan to the top of the case, towards the rear of the chassis above where the VRM's are on the motherboard.

Please keep in mind that not all fans are created equally so in any case, I'd work with only Corsair fans or Fractal-Design fans.
 

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Pick your poison:
A)Prioritize cpu cooling.
2-3 front intake, rear exhaust - done.
Actually, depending on the specs of the rear fan, you might not even need it.

B)Prioritize gpu cooling.
2-3 front intake, rear exhaust, 2-3 top exhaust.
 
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I will try to prioritize cpu, because the main purpose of swapping in a new case was my cpu high temps. I'm running 5.0ghz at 1.31 (fixed), and after 15 minutes of Realbench i got this temps: https://ibb.co/sJb6mdh . Not sure if it's acceptable or not, that's why I was asking advice for fans setup.
 

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You don't have the cooling for that.
5.0ghz 9900K pretty much demands hybrid or custom loop cooling.

Realbench isn't a thermal stress test - that requires a steady load. What it is, is a voltage stability load.
When, or if you get into applications that do use AVX/AVX2, those thermals are going to be a slap in the face - i.e., worse than what you're seeing in Realbench.
 
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You don't have the cooling for that.
5.0ghz 9900K pretty much demands hybrid or custom loop cooling.

Realbench isn't a thermal stress test - that requires a steady load. What it is, is a voltage stability load.
When, or if you get into applications that do use AVX/AVX2, those thermals are going to be a slap in the face - i.e., worse than what you're seeing in Realbench.
But I saw many people cooling 9900k 5.0ghz with the noctua and keeping the temps under check. If it's on par with small radiator aio, the only aio that can cool this cpu is a 360mm radiator?
 

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But I saw many people cooling 9900k 5.0ghz with the noctua and keeping the temps under check.
That is very dependent on what those applications are. Some people will bend the rules and make it look more favorable than it actually is.
If testing is done correctly, even the NH-D15 bends the knee to a 5.0ghz 9900K.
View: https://youtu.be/NGHiRrQ2AAo?t=280

(video is saved at a specific time frame)

You are not the first to underestimate this cpu.
 
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That is very dependent on what those applications are. Some people will bend the rules and make it look more favorable than it actually is.
If testing is done correctly, even the NH-D15 bends the knee to a 5.0ghz 9900K.
View: https://youtu.be/NGHiRrQ2AAo?t=280

(video is saved at a specific time frame)

You are not the first to underestimate this cpu.
Wow, Thanks for sharing this. of course it also depends on the voltage I guess, if you are lucky enough to run 5.0ghz on 1.29/1.30 maybe you can get away with the Noctua. Aio cooler wise, Kraken z73 is the best choice nowasays or there is something better? Thanks
 

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Coffee Lake RefreshAll Core SSE FrequencyAll Core AVX2 FrequencyBIOS Vcore% Capable
9900K4.80GHz4.60GHz1.275V100%
9900K4.90GHz4.70GHz1.287VTop 91%
9900K5.00GHz4.80GHz1.300VTop 30%
9900K5.10GHz4.90GHz1.312VTop 5%
That's Silicon Lottery's binning statistics for this cpu.

Aio cooler wise, Kraken z73 is the best choice nowasays or there is something better?
Not by a long shot. The X73 performs the same for much less; the cost is sunk into that fancy block.
Even then, it's still beaten by:
-Arctic Liquid Freezer 2, if you don't care about rainbow vomit and the like.
-If you do care about the rainbows, then EK-AIO, Lian Li's Galahad, and Cooler Master's Masterliquid R are top contenders.
 
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Coffee Lake RefreshAll Core SSE FrequencyAll Core AVX2 FrequencyBIOS Vcore% Capable
9900K4.80GHz4.60GHz1.275V100%
9900K4.90GHz4.70GHz1.287VTop 91%
9900K5.00GHz4.80GHz1.300VTop 30%
9900K5.10GHz4.90GHz1.312VTop 5%
That's Silicon Lottery's binning statistics for this cpu.


Not by a long shot. The X73 performs the same for much less; the cost is sunk into that fancy block.
Even then, it's still beaten by:
-Arctic Liquid Freezer 2, if you don't care about rainbow vomit and the like.
-If you do care about the rainbows, then EK-AIO, Lian Li's Galahad, and Cooler Master's Masterliquid R are top contenders.
I don't care at all about rgb and colors :ROFLMAO:, i'll have a look at the alf2
 

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That is very dependent on what those applications are. Some people will bend the rules and make it look more favorable than it actually is.
If testing is done correctly, even the NH-D15 bends the knee to a 5.0ghz 9900K.
View: https://youtu.be/NGHiRrQ2AAo?t=280

(video is saved at a specific time frame)

You are not the first to underestimate this cpu.
This youtuber you are getting your information from is not an expert and I dont trust anything he says. Look for better ones .

He barely gets past 100k views (Vs millions on respected ones)

and could not reach more than 600K subs.

also he does not know electronics at all.
 

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