Question Optimal cooling with two fans

Gzr

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Hello everyone, long time lurker, finally decided to ask.

So, my new build's on the way and I was wondering what the optimal cooling setup would be, considering that, for now at least, I have only two case fans (mobo has 2 headers and one of the two case fans will be running full blast on molex). Both are 120mm.
The build's a Ryzen 2600 with the stock stealth cooler on a budget B450 and an rx480 8gb. Case is deepcool's d-shield V2. Front intake seems to be restricted to side fins, so I don'tknow how effecting an intake that would be.
I'm thinking about going all intake, rear fan and the second mounted at the top, with the only thing close to an exhaust being the psu. My reasoning for this is that the case will be sitting on the floor and dust and cat hairs are a problem so I'm mounting the psu "wrong". Plus, with the wraith being a downfire, I'm suspecting having just intake would perhaps be better.

I'm obviously going to do some experimenting myself once all the parts arrive but I'd love to hear your suggestions!

Many thanks in advance!
 

Gzr

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#1
Front intake: lowest slot
Rear exhaust

#2
Rear exhaust
Top exhaust: the rearmost slot
I suppose #1 would aid in gpu cooling while #2 would probably lower CPU and probably overall temps somewhat, not so much help with the gpu, however. Correct?
 

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