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Smahatma

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i was looking at this, it has front mesh, but the side where the cooler would be mounted would be facing glass. however, i see that there are tubes between the heatsink and the fans, i assume that allows for the fans to be mounted to another part of the case...?

i wouldn't want the air blowing out towards the front of the case, i want fans in the front to suck air in and push it through the case.

You would either top or front mount the AIO in that case
 
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ok this is what i'm doing....am i missing anything?







i already have the motherboard.

how many of these should i buy?
 

the_antsy_honda

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ok this is what i'm doing....am i missing anything?







i already have the motherboard.

how many of these should i buy?

the case you are getting seems to already come with huge front airflow fans, 2x160mm fans and a 140mm top exhaust. I wouldn't go with that case if your intent is to replace them with an AIO.

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Either select a different case and go with a 280/360, or just go with an air cooler with that case.
 
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the case you are getting seems to already come with huge front airflow fans, 2x160mm fans and a 140mm top exhaust. I wouldn't go with that case if your intent is to replace them with an AIO.

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Either select a different case and go with a 280/360, or just go with an air cooler with that case.

i didn't know if those fans (the ones i linked) were quieter.

the air cooler and that case will work, right? i would top mount the cooler.
 

the_antsy_honda

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could grab this one, swap the front included 3x120mms to (top 2x120mm exhaust, rear 1x120mm exhaust), and then place a 360mm aio up front.

don't need to buy fans.

 
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the case you are getting seems to already come with huge front airflow fans, 2x160mm fans and a 140mm top exhaust. I wouldn't go with that case if your intent is to replace them with an AIO.

View attachment 297559

Either select a different case and go with a 280/360, or just go with an air cooler with that case.

if i get it from microcenter it only has two fans

 

the_antsy_honda

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i didn't know if those fans (the ones i linked) were quieter.

the air cooler and that case will work, right? i would top mount the cooler.
air tower cooler will work in that case, which says can support up to 180mm (which is pretty tall for an air cooler; most cases top out at 170mm)

or you could mount the AIO up top as exhaust. that would be better for GPU/mobo temps and worse for CPU temps though since you're using GPU exhaust air to cool the CPU instead of fresh air
 
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air tower cooler will work in that case, which says can support up to 180mm (which is pretty tall for an air cooler; most cases top out at 170mm)

or you could mount the AIO up top as exhaust. that would be better for GPU/mobo temps and worse for CPU temps though since you're using GPU exhaust air to cool the CPU instead of fresh air

good point, if i add a GPU i don't want that hot air getting sucked over the CPU out the top of the case.
 

the_antsy_honda

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yeah the one from amazon is about $70 less.
the one from amazon isn't the airflow one that i saw if you mean this one it has a solid front panel and i don't recommend


if you mean this one, it is decent too and has all the things you need but its a tad bit smaller

 

the_antsy_honda

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Not really much at all, it stays at turbo speed now under high usage and never throttles.
he's getting the 12700 though, which has 8 pcores. It's not clocked nearly as aggressively though as the 13th gen chips. and it's locked, so unless he changes PL it will throttle anyway over time regardless of temps
 
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the one from amazon isn't the airflow one that i saw if you mean this one it has a solid front panel and i don't recommend


if you mean this one, it is decent too and has all the things you need but its a tad bit smaller



OT with the broken amazon links for those of us using ublock origin.

this is the one i was talking about switching to (ditching the expensive corsair)



i also had 1k tabs open and need to start closing some out.
 
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wait, i don't want RGB fans....



it has a RGB controller, can i just not use that or set it to one color and shut off if i don't want it...?
 

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