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Cooling MATX Cooling conundrum

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SuperHans123, 19 Apr 2015.

  1. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    Hello all.
    I am about to purchase a Silverstone Temjin TJ08 mATX case.
    I will be installing an AIO cooler on the rear 120mm slot.
    As the front fan will be bringing in cold air from the outside, won't it 'clash' with the air being brought in at the rear to cool the AIO?
     
  2. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    You can mount the fan on the AIO rad to exhaust.
     
  3. SuperHans123

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    I realise that BD but was concerned that this would then be exhausting 'heated up' air over the rad.
    Or would be this a non issue due to the positive pressure set up of this case?
     
  4. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Nahhh its cool.
     
  5. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 New Member

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    Could always have front as exhaust.
     
  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    This.

    Also, your GPUs are at the top, so the big 180mm AP at the front will push cool air directly into the path of your AIO.
     
  7. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice all.
    Removing the HDD cages was part of my plan as I only possess two SSD's and no mechanical drives.

    Should the 120 fan on the AIO come 1st or 2nd in order from inside the case? Or does that not matter at all?
     
  8. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I would have the rad exposed to yourself for easy cleaning. So pull I suppose. Or put one of them dust filters on it and do what you like.
     
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    Realistically, it's so flush against the radiator either way that it shouldn't make much (any?) difference. I'd do whichever makes the AIO's pipes fit most naturally.
     
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    Thanks for the advice all.
    Will go for the push kipper.
     
  11. ak_2020

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    push configuration will be *slightly* better at cooling...but pull will be easier to set-up.

    When I ran a TJ08-E case with a H50, I set it up in pull...Temps were fine. As long as you remove (or at least don't fill) the drive cage you'll have no problems with CPU temp.
     
  12. SuperHans123

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    Cheers m8
    Will be removing the HDD cage completely.
     

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