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Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps?

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2021/07/29 06:09:34 (permalink)
Hi, currently I have a fractal define r6 case, have 2x140 in and 1x140 out, I open the front panel whenever I'm gaming. Am thinking of changing to a fractal meshify 2 XL case so that I can then have 3x140 in & 1x140 out, for maybe better gpu temp?  I'm thinking the extra 140 intake fan will direct more aiflow to the gpu.  Of course with the XL case being larger I'm not sure how this will affect temps.
 
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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/07/29 06:45:07 (permalink)
    The more air you have mvoing through your case, the cooler your temps.  You might want to consider mounting an additional 140 exhaust (out) at the top of the case.


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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/07/29 06:55:31 (permalink)
    OOh I didnt realize that the regular meshify 2 can accomodate 3x140 for input. I will go with that.  And I will try doing an extra 140 on top for output, as you suggest, thanks! Will also trade out the stock fans for arctic bionix p140's for the extra static pressure to pull air through the case's air filter.
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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/07/29 07:47:39 (permalink)
    when dealing with air flow you should stay away from the cases that have solid front panels they only have very small vents to draw air in. I alway build computers with mesh panels in the front to get good air flow threw the system.

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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/07/29 08:13:54 (permalink)
    You should avoid opening the side panel unnecessarily, as dust can easily make it's way in.
     
    If you create a positive air pressure inside (more intake fans than exhaust ones) dust will be less present. If you also have a couple of top fans to evacuate the excess heat, it's even better.
     
    As Rmorse pointed out, mesh panels are better for airflow, which is responsible for cooling the system.
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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/07/29 17:43:35 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advice! My current case the define r6 has a front panel that can be swung open, allowing for more airlow through a filter, making it a sorta airlow case i suppose. But it only fits 2x140 front fans because it has a slot on the top for an optical drive. I'm hoping that with the new case I just ordered, the meshify 2, I'll get a bit better gpu cooling because it can fit 3x140 front fans.
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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/07/29 17:47:37 (permalink)
    So another question. I have some artic bionix P140's (140mm static pressure) fans and some lian-li 140mm uni-fans (which I think are airflow fans). I'm working on upgrading my friend's pre-built pc so I bough some of these fans.  Which do you guys think I should use as intakes, considering that the new case has a mesh front and air filter.  I'm leaning towards the static pressure fans since they move more air. (I'm using all air, no liquid for cooling)
     
    Thanks again!
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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/07/30 09:23:02 (permalink)
    more air the better.

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    Re: Bigger case, more intake fans = better gpu temps? 2021/08/05 08:36:59 (permalink)
    the more air, the better. But make sure you create positive pressure, so have 1-2 exhaust fans.
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