40 months ago
Hi, I need some help to set up a good airflow in my new PC build.
I've been playing on this PC for a bit with a cheap CPU cooler, but finally ordered all the parts. including new CPU cooler and more case fans. Ordered a new monitor the Dell S2716DG too (been gaming 1080p @60hz for 2 weeks with this PC and 1.5 years on my previous one) Which means I will start playing at 1440p @144hz :D I know it's a tn panel sadly but the other options increased in price too and I was left with this option...it was still £460. All in all I need good cooling.
Here's the build: I5 6600k with NZXT Kraken x61 liquid cooler GTX 1080 STRIX Corsair 8GB DDR4 Ram (for now, plan to update later) Asus Z170-A motherboard Evga 750 watt g2 psu 250GB SSD 1TB HDD
Also ordered an NZXT HUE + which should make it light up in all sorts of places :DD to match the gpu's lights
A link to how the Fractal Design Define R4 looks: https://www.technic3d.com/article/pics/1476/Einleitung/fractal_r4_1_25.JPG I also removed the top hard drive cages, only left the bottom 3 in.
And now for the airflow. The case came with one 140mm front intake one and one 140mm exhaust fan at the back. I ordered extra two 140mm fans, will put one to the bottom and another one to the front. I plan to have two fans pulling in air from the front, and the one at the rear as the exhaust. The NZXT Kraken x61 comes with two 140mm fans which I will place on the top for another exhaust. The question is, how should I position the bottom fan? If it's another intake fan, wouldn't it cause issues since the gpu is not far above it which pushes air down?
Also right now the psu is dragging air from the case, would it be better to drag air from the bottom and exhaust at rear (in its own cycle)? Overall will this be sufficient for cooling or will I need to buy anything else?
Tl,dr: two 140mm front intake fan, one 140mm at rear and two 140mm at top exhaust. How should I position the bottom fan for optimal airflow and is this gonna be sufficient for a good cooling?
Thank you in advance :)