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Corsair Carbide 600C Fan placement.

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by GinGo, 23 Jul 2020.

  1. GinGo

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2014

    Posts: 241

    Location: South Shields

    Hey, I'm wondering if i can get some advice about my fan placement and wondering where i could improve.

    I used to have a water cooler but now i use the Wraith Prism.

    2 fans on the front.(Intake)
    2 on the bottom of the case.(exhaust)
    1 on the rear of the case.(exhaust)

    A friend of mine has advised i leave it as it is. However, advising me to just flat out remove the 2 on the bottom.

    This is actually how i have mine, minus the water cooler.


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  2. jsbombjack

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Aug 2010

    Posts: 168

    Personally, I would remove the bottom fan nearest to the front.
    General wisdom seems to be that you should have at least as much intake as exhaust, not more exhaust than intake
     
  3. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: 19 May 2012

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    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    I'd remove both of the bottom fans, otherwise the cool air is just going to be drawn towards the bottom and out without actually cooling anything.

    Remove any spare PCI-E slot covers, and the single rear exhaust should be fine
     
  4. GinGo

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2014

    Posts: 241

    Location: South Shields

    Ok thanks, can i just ask though, why do i need to take the other PCIe slot covers off?
     
  5. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: 19 May 2012

    Posts: 11,901

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    It helps provide a easier path for air to be exhausted helping pull air over the GPU.
     
  6. GinGo

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2014

    Posts: 241

    Location: South Shields

    Ok cool thanks, i'll give that a go.
     
  7. smogsy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

    Posts: 8,205

    Location: @ManCave

    leave the two front intakes
    remove bottom
    gives you exhaust at bottom
    and your PSU at the top exhuasting

    should be fine would just keep your intake rpm slighty higher giving you slighty postive airflow

    i have the case for my 1800X build
     
  8. GinGo

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2014

    Posts: 241

    Location: South Shields

    Yeah this is how i now have it. I'm just super tempted to maybe get a water cooler again as the fan on my Wraith Prism keeps spiking(i used the pre applied thermal paste) and it seems to idle at around 55c/60c on average it spikes to like, 70c/75c but the highest is 79c, which i know is kinda perfectly fine for the CPU to get to these temps without it causing issue, i just want it to be lower for my minds sake. My friend has the same CPU as me so i figure the only difference is he's using a watercooler and i use the Wraith like i said. and his idles at around 40c/50c.
     
  9. smogsy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Dec 2006

    Posts: 8,205

    Location: @ManCave

    to be completeltly honest on my 2950X (16 Core) i actaully got better tempertures with noctuca air cooler over AIO and its far quieter no pump noises or air noises.
    https://noctua.at/en/products/cpu-cooler-retail

    get some thermal grizzly & good Air cooler youll be fine!
     
  10. GinGo

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2014

    Posts: 241

    Location: South Shields

    Yeah a friend of mine has a bunch of Grizzly i can steal some of his, I'll take a look into that Air cooler as i kinda want to keep giving them a try since i've had AIO for many many years now