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Old 05-05-2019, 08:09 AM
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hi bud... a picture = a 1000 words...

Why do i feel like i did the exact oposite thing of what you're showing?



Is it bad design? should i use the top fans as intake?
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:52 AM
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No, your set-up is correct and the picture is a matter of perspective. My initial thought is to certainly use the top as exhaust to get the H150i heat out of the case. However, there are quite a few 460/570 owners who will use the top as intake for dust control purposes. The only way to know it to flip the top ones over and see for yourself. I suspect it is quite fine either way for most people.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:43 AM
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as said.. a lot of us run the 570x with top and front as intake.. just a single rear fan as exhaust.. me personally i have ran the tops as both intake and exhaust. imho my gpu/Ram/M.2 ran warmer when i had the tops as exhaust, i think it was because the top fans was dragging any heat from the front mounted rad across and above those items.. now the tops are intake i find all 3 of the above items to run cooler.. and as an added bonus much less dust too. i think the top fans mixing their cool intake with the warmer air from the rad mounted in the front is a good thing in this case.

another point.. why make the top filtered if they wanted you to run that case as exhaust up top? i mean.. no filter on the rear fan ;)
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:33 PM
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as said.. a lot of us run the 570x with top and front as intake.. just a single rear fan as exhaust.. me personally i have ran the tops as both intake and exhaust. imho my gpu/Ram/M.2 ran warmer when i had the tops as exhaust, i think it was because the top fans was dragging any heat from the front mounted rad across and above those items.. now the tops are intake i find all 3 of the above items to run cooler.. and as an added bonus much less dust too. i think the top fans mixing their cool intake with the warmer air from the rad mounted in the front is a good thing in this case.

another point.. why make the top filtered if they wanted you to run that case as exhaust up top? i mean.. no filter on the rear fan ;)
The concept of running cooler with the 2 top fans as intake makes sense but the Dust control? Isn't it more convenient to push the air out for better dust management?

How is pushing Air in the case from 2 directions giving you a better dust control? That doesn't make sense to me.

The only reason i put the top fans as exhaust in the first place was for dust to go out of the case, not push in from both front and top.

I know there is a dust filter that helps with dust management but exhausting it instead of pushing it in sounds more logical having less dust that way doesn't it?

Am i missing something?
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:46 AM
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Am i missing something?
yeah.. the fans pull the dust in in the first place..

if you have more exhaust than intake then you are running negative pressure meaning the case will be sucking air in through all unfiltered gaps.

Given your front 3 fans are restricted by the Radiator and the other 3 fans have no restrictions. negative pressure. even worse if running 140mm's up top as exhaust

as the 570x is not a sealed case and has plenty gaps around the glass's edges etc, it likes it suck air in.

remember this is all what works for me and a few others... every build is different and you should do what works for you...
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Burn an incense stick and move it around your case while running GPU and CPU stress tests. Front and top intake fans will likely show smoke only entering the case through front and top fans and filters and smoke being blown away from the case at all open, unfiltered edges of the case. Front intake and top exhaust may show varying smoke entry or egress around the edges depending on CPU and GPU load, depending on if your AIO is top or front mounted since case fans will likely ramp up in speed and thus airflow CFM much higher than AIO fans controlled by water temperature. A top mount radiator, whether intake or exhaust, and front intake and rear exhaust case fans will likely be easier to get positive case pressure, which does not necessarily mean better thermals.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:42 PM
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This may sound like a stupid question but in mounting the the h115i pro against the front 120 intake fans. Does doing this cause any issue with the 120mm fans? like cause a "whirring" sound. only reason i ask is i plan to change my h80v2 out for a h115i in a ryzen 3k build once its released in the summer and use it in the 570x i recently moved my system to or is this a perfectly safe way of doing this and im overthinking and over complicating it
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:11 AM
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Does doing this cause any issue with the 120mm fans? like cause a "whirring" sound.
have seen a few do it this way and not had any reports of noises etc.. should work fine buddy
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:46 AM
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Thanks Zotty i figured as much i just didnt want to potentially run into the issue.

On a side note: thanks for your 570x wiring diagrams they've been a huge help when doing mine with the commander pro
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:24 PM
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no worries man :).. glad they help
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