Ncase M1 cooling - 120mm fans under the GPU?

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by Flowerpower210, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Flowerpower210

    Flowerpower210 n00b

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    Hello my sweet princes! My Ncase is currently on it's way to a country superior to yours (Canada, of course). In the meantime, I'm planning the build... So, here are my questions.

    1.Does an open-air GPU manage to keep reasonable temperature?

    1. a) If I add two 120mm fans to the bottom of the case, should I use slim fans in order to keep a 1.5-2 cm gap between said fans and said GPU? Or should I use regular sized fans?
    I noticed that non-slim fans practically (or almost) touch the shroud of a 2 slot GPU.

    b) Does the proximity of a regular-sized fan to the shroud create noise due to turbulence? Or any other issues?

    When you answer, please keep the following restrictions and airflow setup in mind.

    Restrictions: I will not use an AIO... Paranoid. -I will not mod a 1000$+ GPU with an accelero cooler or the like and void the warranty.

    Airflow setup: BeQuiet Darkrock TF + 1x 120 mm intake fan to the right-hand side of the side bracket + Corsair SF600 platinum with the fan directed inside the case (directly behind the 120mm fan mentioned above)

    Thank you for the insights my loves.
     
  2. Nanook

    Nanook Limp Gawd

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    Based on your requirements, you are left with using two slim 120mm below your 2.5 slot GPU.
     
  3. Boil

    Boil [H]ard|Gawd

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    If it is a 2.5 slot GPU, you could try removing the dhroud & fans, and place a pair of 120mm x 25mm fans on the bottom of the chassis (set to exhaust)...

    It may fit perfectly, or you may need a 240 decoupler under the fans to get them right up on the GPU heatsink...

    If you do the above, get a Gelid 4-pin > VGA (mini 4-pin), so the GPU can control the exhaust fans...
     
  4. antok86

    antok86 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have two Corsair SP fans blowing on a evga 1060 in the ncase
     
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