- May 9, 2014
The best setup I have seen so far is rear fan as intake, NH-U9S blowing toward front of case, 2 bottom intake fans and a 120mm fan on the bracket as exhaust. This way both the CPU and GPU exhaust go out the side and the CPU isn't recycling the hot air from the GPU. I'm running a delidded 8700k in my Ghost with a NH-L12 Ghost Edition and cooling is really good, the U9S should be even better.Hi all I have a V5 Ncase and just added a 3080 FE model to replace a deshrouded 1080Ti. Fits nicely but the way it directs air through the back end of the card means it’s not working well with the current cooling solution. It probably doesn’t help that my cabling is an unholy mess.
current cooling setup is a Dark Rock TF CPU cooler and two noiseblocker fans as intake in the bottom of the case. It’s not enough And the FE is hitting 81c in Timespy with the side off. So I need to completely rethink the cooling and prepared to swap it all out for something else.
I prefer not to use water, even AIO, because there’s just more to go wrong and a custom loop is beyond my ability.
I’m already using the shorter cable set for the SF600 which helps reduce the amount of stuff in the case and have ordered the custom Corsair 12-pin cable so I don’t have to use the adapter which came with the FE - that will also help with clutter. I have a Corsair SF750 on order but in the meantime it’s sort of working with the old SF600 so I may see how that goes with bit of undervolting and perhaps send it back. I expect that the 750 with all that headroom will be generally quieter though and I can repurpose the 600.
so where should I go? A Noctua NH U9S will allow me to put a 120x25mm fan next to it on the bracket to improve airflow. Do I keep the bottom 120x25mm fans or replace them With something else?
if AIO is the way to go, which one? And again do I stick with the bottom fans as they are?
Grateful for any thoughts or suggestions please.
quick summary of specs;
CPU Intel i7 8700k delidded But not overclocked
gigabyte Z970N wifi motherboard
Be Quiet! dark Rock TF cooler exhaust left side (which seems like a waste of the dust mesh TBH)
Some ram with heat sink removed because that cooler is a beast
SF600 gold PSU exhaust right
RTX 3080 FE
2x Noise Blocker e loop 120x25mm fans intake bottom
im never going to have a picture-perfect clean setup but I do want one which maintains reasonable temps and doesn’t sound like a 747 taking off.