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#1 FallenPaladin

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 04:39 PM

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ti9b81qrpe04hnv/20160328_173551.jpg?dl=0

Please give me an idea or anything that helps.

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 08:21 PM

You want the coolest air coming in to be directed to the CPU and GPU heatsinks.  Pieces of 3 by 5 card cut to fit can create channels or passageways for the air to flow.  Blocking air flow from inside the power supply helps keep both the CPU and the power supply cooler.  That isolates the fan for the PS and allows case fans to move the air through the processors and memory areas.  Adding a small, slow fan to the exhaust can help too, just something to keep the air moving in one direction.



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Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:09 PM

Is that a watercooling setup or are those lines power cables?
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 06:51 PM

That is a water cooling unit for the CPU

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:43 AM

Have you taken the video card out of the PC and blown the dirt out of it?

Or, what problem are you trying to solve?


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:51 AM

I just need to know whether it would be better to have the airflow going up through the radiator into the case or out the bottom of the case to prevent hot pockets. (Not the food)

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 12:11 PM

Always go fresh air on radiators. If you are worried about it heating up the rest of the case, have an exhaust fan nearby (E.g. on the bottom) to remove radiator heated air.

I honestly prefer complete loops over single-component loops, but I don't know the reasoning behind your choice so I won't judge.

If this is an AiO cooler like the Corsair and NZXT offerings, I recommend you replace it with a high-end air cooler you'll get better performance for less.
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 12:39 PM

If you actually have vent holes in the bottom of the case (which is rare), I like mjd420's idea of controlling the airflow with cardboard or plastic and would add something to the front end of the video card so it would not pull hot air from the CPU cooler.  I don't think you should need the extra fans in the front of the case.


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Posted 30 March 2016 - 12:55 PM

If you actually have vent holes in the bottom of the case (which is rare), I like mjd420's idea of controlling the airflow with cardboard or plastic and would add something to the front end of the video card so it would not pull hot air from the CPU cooler.  I don't think you should need the extra fans in the front of the case.

he has the radiator in the front... this isn't an air cooling setup.
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:04 PM

Okay from now on I'm making 3d drawings. It's an xps 8500 case with an h80i mounted on the bottom front of the case. That is what I want to do, but before I go cutting and placing everything I want to make sure what direction I should have the fans blowing (or sucking) air.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:44 PM

Again, I am going to suggest a high-quality air cooler or custom watercooling loop over a closed loop like the h80i.
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:48 PM

Okay I got the perfect idea from talking to you guys, when I'm done I'll put up a picture showing the finished product and my rig. Thanks.

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 01:54 PM

Glad we could help :)
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