Question Optimal Cooling Setup for Cooler Master H500?

fcp4life

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I currently have a Cooler Master H500 case with the two 200mm MF200R fans. CPU is cooled with a Hyper 212 Black Edition with two 120mm sickleflow v2 rgb fans. The rear exhaust fan is a sickeflow 120mm v2 rgb fan. I have two MasterFan MF140R that I wanted to mount on the top.

Looking for the best fan configuration for optimal cooling. Should I use both 140 fans as intake or use them as exhaust? Get rid of a fan on the CPU cooler? Or get rid of the air cooler and use a AIO cpu cooler?

  • Case: Cooler Master H500 (RGB)
  • Motherboard: Maximus VIII Extreme
  • CPU: I7-6700K
  • GPU: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti OC
  • PSU: Seasonic PRIME PX-850
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Phaaze88

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There isn't one - you have to 'pick your poison'; there's going to be a tradeoff somewhere.
A)Prioritize cpu cooling
Ditch top fans completely. They'll just disrupt the flow of air going into the cpu cooler.
Everything else can stay where it is.

B)Prioritize gpu cooling
2x top exhaust. Got 2 MF140R? Perfect.
 

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