tomshm Posted December 24, 2022 Share Posted December 24, 2022 Hi All, I'm about to build my own gaming rig, using the following pars: CPU: i9-12900KF GPU: 7900 XTX AIO: iCUE H150i Elite Capellix CASE: iCUE 5000X RGB I have several questions related to AIO, Case and CPU installation, I hope you can assist with. 1. Air Flow Since the case has x3 front-fans, i'm planning to install the AIO on the top (not to the side). 1.a Should I put the fans on top of the radiator, connected to the case, or below the radiator, connected to it? 1.b Based on the answer above, should the air flow of the AIO be inside out or vice versa? 1.c Based on the configutation above, what should be the Case fans air flow direction? 1.d Do I need additional single rear fan? if so, which size? type? 2. Thermal Paste I've heard some rumores about thermal issues with the Intel's LGA 1700 socket, so I bought a Thermalright Buckle from Alliexpress, just in case. 2.a Do I think I need this buckle (I'm not going to overcloack the CPU)? 2.b Should I use the AIO's pre-applied Thermal Paste or clean it up and put Noctua thermal paste on top of the CPU (X layout)? Much Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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