3 months ago
I'm mulling different possibilities for cooling setups for my R6. Planning on using a Noctua NH-D15s for the cpu and a 280mm AIO for the gpu with the radiator mounted in the front. I would like to leave the top cover in place as I'm trying to have the PC be as quiet as possible. Originally was planning on having the front mounted radiator as intake and the rear 140mm fan for exhaust. Now I'm considering the possibility of running 2 140mm fans on the bottom as intake and exhausting the radiator out the front to help the Noctua cooler out.
Curious if anyone has tried something like this or know someone who has. I couldn't find anything. My worry is that the vents on the front of the case seem to be designed with intake in mind and wouldn't do an adequate job of venting heat coming off the radiator. My priority is to cool the gpu since the RTX cards start throttling performance at a much lower temp than the cpu would.
My guess is that the front intake setup is what I'll probably end up using. I'm just worried about the Noctua handling a decent overclock with the case being heated up by the front radiator.