Question Solution for poor front intake due to case design?

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Hello guys. I was wondering if I could get some advice about the computer which I ordered a few days ago.
Its custom built and I chose this case called the Kolink Horizon because I liked the 4 fans and its overall design. But what I recently noticed is how few holes there are for the front in take fans to draw in air. I am very worried that this will cause my computer to overheat when i start using it. It will come with 3 other fans aside from the intake. 2 on top and one rear. Currently i have asked them all to be fit as exhaust fans.
https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=https://www.cclonline.com/images/avante/GEKL_033_08-1.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.cclonline.com/product/262211/HORIZON/Cases/Kolink-Horizon-Mid-Tower-ATX-Gaming-Case-Black-with-Tempered-Glass-RGB-Fans/CAS3511/&tbnid=wnOglg4VrqDDUM&vet=1&docid=SwBUI0MWpBr5LM&w=800&h=800&q=kolink horizon&hl=en-gb&source=sh/x/im
Could anyone tell me what i should do if it turns out not enough cold air is getting in to the case as i fear is likely? Is this an issue?
 

Wrecker75

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With decent coolers on them I would think you'd be able to find a livable balance between temps and noise if you like that case enough to stick with it over one with more airflow.
 
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Do not try to solve a problem that you do not likely have.
A case with three 120mm front intake fans will have adequate cooling for a hot cpu and graphics card.

Your parts are not hot ones so You should have no problem.
But how can the front in take fans be effective at all when the vents on the side are so few and they are only covering about 40% of the side? Im not great at physics or whatever but I just dont understand how air will get in?
 
But how can the front in take fans be effective at all when the vents on the side are so few and they are only covering about 40% of the side? Im not great at physics or whatever but I just dont understand how air will get in?
No doubt, the intake vents are restrictive. I suppose you could remove the front panel if you need to.
The case was designed for visual appeal, not for performance.
That said, I think you will have no problem using the cpu and gpu you named.
Try and see how you do.
If your cpu temperatures are 75c. while gaming, I think you are ok.
Also, while the 9400F processor runs ok with the stock cooler, an aftermarket cooler will do a better job and be quiet about it.
One of my favorites would be the scythe kotetsu.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1391-page1.html

I would avoid the similar cm hyper212 which is difficult to install well.
 
Reactions: Lewis19
Sep 10, 2019
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No doubt, the intake vents are restrictive. I suppose you could remove the front panel if you need to.
The case was designed for visual appeal, not for performance.
That said, I think you will have no problem using the cpu and gpu you named.
Try and see how you do.
If your cpu temperatures are 75c. while gaming, I think you are ok.
Also, while the 9400F processor runs ok with the stock cooler, an aftermarket cooler will do a better job and be quiet about it.
One of my favorites would be the scythe kotetsu.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1391-page1.html

I would avoid the similar cm hyper212 which is difficult to install well.
I have also paid for the Alpenfohn Brocken Advanced CPU cooler, which from what I understand is quite similar to the 212 Evo. By the way installation isnt a problem as I have paid for a custom built pc because i get very frustrated and stupid when i cant do stuff :p
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/media/image/thumbnail/HS05JAL_204155_800x800.jpg
 

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