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Hello, everyone.

 

I am about to buy a 760T (still trying to decide between white and black or red and black) and a 3rd party AIO cooler and have some questions about how to optimally set up the cooling. This is my first foray into aftermarket case cooling and want to make sure I get it right.

 

After doing some research I see two different ways to go about it. A new 140mm fan for exhaust applies to both configurations, so I'll leave it out.

 

1. AIO cooler in the front (fans replaced with 120mm Corsair SP120 or third party), 2 140mm (Corsair AF140 or third party) on the top.

2. 2 140mm (Corsair AF140 or third party) in the front, AIO cooler (with 120mm fans) on the top.

 

A couple questions:

 

  • Which one do you think would provide the most efficient cooling?
  • I don't care too much about noise. Are the Performance Editions really that much louder than the Quiet Editions?
  • I would like to get opinions on Corsair fans and a third party, but I can't do that.
  • I don't see any LEDs for the Corsair SP fans, so I guess I'm out of luck in that regard.

 

That's all I can think of right now. Any input is greatly appreciated! :D:

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Option 2 would work better as it would provide your other components with cool air as well. Normally builds are set up in this manner.

 

Performance editions are a little louder but can be undervolted to spin slower (they come with a cable to do so)

 

Without going too far in depth I can say that I have bins of very expensive fans of all brands and when it comes to noise level to amount of air pushed, Corsair fans are among the best. (Plus they look FANtastic, har har.)

 

For LED SP fans see: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2014/june/spled_announcement

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Thanks for the reply.

 

I was under the impression that SP fans had to be 120, so that is awesome news. Putting the cooler on top means I would only need to buy 2 SPs for the radiator and one AF for the back.

 

Another question: intake or exhaust on the top fans?

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Most people opt to have their AIO coolers exhaust out the top of the case as it helps vent the most air in the case. This also helps keep the video card cooler by keeping a constant cycle of air going.

 

Corsair has an example of such on the 760t page:

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/graphite-series-760t-arctic-white-full-tower-windowed-case

 

Corsair has an excellent selection of AIO liquid cooling kits, and they are some of the best bang for the buck. Corsairs Static Pressure fans are at the top of a very short list of best radiator fans you can buy, the quality of their fans is a big reason for the success of their Hydro coolers.

 

Corsair does have LED versions of their Static Pressure fans coming out soon:

 

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/air-series-sp140-led-white-high-static-pressure-140mm-fan-twin-pack

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/air-series-sp120-led-white-high-static-pressure-120mm-fan-twin-pack

 

Since you are going for a windowed case just make sure you buy matching case fans from a single brand as it will look much cleaner and appealing. The Corsair 140mm fans the case comes with will work perfectly fine unless you want a different LED color than the one it comes with. Corsair AF fans are considered good fans (especially the 140mm ones) and you will not see a significant increase in cooling switching to another set of fans.

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That's a debate for some, but most people choose exhaust since it wont dump heated air from your rad into your case to heat up other components (especially a graphics card). This does mean that your radiator intakes a little bit warmer air since it's not from the outside, but the temperature difference will be less than 3-5 degrees. ::pirate::
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That's a debate for some, but most people choose exhaust since it wont dump heated air from your rad into your case to heat up other components (especially a graphics card). This does mean that your radiator intakes a little bit warmer air since it's not from the outside, but the temperature difference will be less than 3-5 degrees. ::pirate::

 

I'm supporting your statement not arguing :D

 

This is with my h100i mounted to the top in exhaust in my 750d after some benchmarks and gaming. Having it mounted to the front as intake made GPU temps rise another 7c above delta with or without the front panel off. CPU temps changed about 1c cooler when using h100i as front intake. Air was/is pushing through radiator. 4770k OC'd to 4ghz.

 

The radiators would diminish air flow just enough to impact the GPU cooling far more significantly than it improved CPU cooling.

 

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  • 2 years later...

Hello,

 

Is it just better to put the exhaust in going out the back or top? I was wondering about putting the exhaust in the front of the 760t with some red LED fans and blue for the intake sides. I was thinking about the 100i in the top and the corsair/msi GPU with it's own radiator coming in from the back. Then having the exhaust come out the front of the case. Let me know if that's feasible, inefficient, or just plain dumb.

 

Thanks,

 

T.

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