[SOLVED] What is the optimal cooling setup for an H510 Elite?

AntozJr

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So Im currently looking into changing my case to the NZXT h510 elite and just had a few questions about how I should set up fans and all that for it. (sorry if this is the wrong category)

I have an RTX 2070 super with an i7-9700 using a Kraken x52 liquid aio.

So the case has 4 fan mounts from what I’m aware and two are needed for my radiators exhaust, and the only place I can put that is in the front. Would I put intake fans on the back mounts or how should I set it up? reply with any questions if you need clarification on something. Thank you
 

Phaaze88

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NZXT's H500 series. They're a great chassis, with 2 major flaws:
1)Limited cooling options
2)This one plays right along with #1, in that both high power cpus and gpus can't be thermally managed well - it can do one or the other. For example, a 9900K + 2080Ti. A H700 would be better for that kind of combination.
The ideal way to use this chassis:
-if air cooling only, the stock config of top and rear exhaust is the best overall. The same applies to the H500 Elite which has 2 fans preinstalled in the front.
-if introducing liquid coolers, the front should be saved for a 240/280mm to be used as pull intake on the hottest and most power-hungry part between the cpu and gpu, with the cooler device left to be cooled on air.
 

Phaaze88

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NZXT's H500 series. They're a great chassis, with 2 major flaws:
1)Limited cooling options
2)This one plays right along with #1, in that both high power cpus and gpus can't be thermally managed well - it can do one or the other. For example, a 9900K + 2080Ti. A H700 would be better for that kind of combination.
The ideal way to use this chassis:
-if air cooling only, the stock config of top and rear exhaust is the best overall. The same applies to the H500 Elite which has 2 fans preinstalled in the front.
-if introducing liquid coolers, the front should be saved for a 240/280mm to be used as pull intake on the hottest and most power-hungry part between the cpu and gpu, with the cooler device left to be cooled on air.
 

AntozJr

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Mar 28, 2020
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NZXT's H500 series. They're a great chassis, with 2 major flaws:
1)Limited cooling options
2)This one plays right along with #1, in that both high power cpus and gpus can't be thermally managed well - it can do one or the other. For example, a 9900K + 2080Ti. A H700 would be better for that kind of combination.
The ideal way to use this chassis:
-if air cooling only, the stock config of top and rear exhaust is the best overall. The same applies to the H500 Elite which has 2 fans preinstalled in the front.
-if introducing liquid coolers, the front should be saved for a 240/280mm to be used as pull intake on the hottest and most power-hungry part between the cpu and gpu, with the cooler device left to be cooled on air.
Okay I think I'll switch instead to the h700 just for the extra space for my radiator. I honestly didn't even know there was a 700 series haha. Thanks for your help!
 

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