air flow with multiple radiators

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by Will S, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Will S

    Will S Member

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    Lian li 011 Dynamic with a full loop through GPU and CPU

    Say a 360 at the top and a 360 at the rear ( dual chamber so basically front rear ) and 2 fans at the bottom making 8 fans


    1/ All fans blowing in thus creating positive pressure and keeping dust out but maybe trapping to much hot air in the case

    2/ Having the rear 360 and the bottom 2 fans blowing in and the top thinner 360 exhausting

    3/ Just have the one 360 rad at the rear front blowing in along with the 2 or 3 fans at the bottom and have 3 fans at the top exhausting ( depends on the pump/reservoir if its 2 or 3 fans at bottom )

    Want to get this build right and dont want to say a couple of weeks down the track I should have done this. Havent ordered nothing but in the case currently I have 6 noctua 120mm fans .
     
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    Looking at the case id blow both rads out and fresh air via bottom fans
     
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    This.
     
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    Hardware Canucks did a video on 9 fan setup, using an AIO for the cpu and an air cooled gpu.



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    Full loop would obviously be a bit different but i think the takeway is with that many fans config doesn't matter a whole lot :leet:

    Depending on the radiators you pick it can be a tight fit installing in the top/side. The xspc slim i have in the side was very tight around the ports, i probably should've filed around it a little but just managed to get it to fit. Recently upgraded to a thick SR2 in the top and it barely fit as well.
     
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    Will S

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    thats how I have the case setup now...aio top exhasut , 3 at bottom and 3 at side....and yes, will the rads fit...the Hydro Config has one on bottom and one on top

    or maybe a 240 at the side intake so only have 8 fans

    edit: well just took the case apart and I think a thin 360 sitting behind the back ( side ) with 3 fans blowing in next to the vent on the side panel , that way could have a thick rad on the top exhausting and still have 3 fans on the bottom of the case sucking in

    or maybe just 2 Corsair XR5's
     
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