NZXT 410 Build - Corsair H80i Airflow Suggestions

Hello!

So now that my rig is up and running, I want to make sure I'm optomizing cooling. Noise really isn't a huge factor to me, but my CPU has naturally been getting quite warm (no OC yet) with the stock cooler. I do plan to OC in the future as required, but get plenty good performance as-is (asus gtx770, intel 4770k, sabertooth z87, corsair vengeance pro ram).

Rig Airflow: http://imgur.com/ErtcaN9

The attached photo is my current airflow. Blue arrows intake, red exhaust, white open slots. The lower two blue arrows constitute side panel and a fan i now have on bottom next to the PSU. I'm looking to get a Corsair H80i tomorrow and likely will mount the radiator on the open fan mount on top. Everything I've read dictates that it is best pulling in cool air from outside, however I was curious what the opinions were to its necessity. I feel like the turbulence it would create as intake would cause airflow issues. Anyone done some number crunching or had experience?
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  1. do not get a h80i. no reason to get cheap liquid cooling junk. invest the money for a good heatsink like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709020&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    or this if you want it to run a little cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    if you want to go higher end, id get the swiftech h220 although it is a bit pricy
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=79583&vpn=H220&manufacture=Swiftech

    price match using this site
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/411309/H220_CPU_Cooler_with


    your airflow in the case is alright and your build overall is great. just that the sabertooth board that you bought is a scam for the most part
  2. TheBigTroll said:
    do not get a h80i. no reason to get cheap liquid cooling junk. invest the money for a good heatsink like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709020&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    or this if you want it to run a little cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    if you want to go higher end, id get the swiftech h220 although it is a bit pricy
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=79583&vpn=H220&manufacture=Swiftech

    price match using this site
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/411309/H220_CPU_Cooler_with


    your airflow in the case is alright and your build overall is great. just that the sabertooth board that you bought is a scam for the most part


    I would go for a Noctua D14 over that Phanteks fan. But I definitely agree about the H220 over the H80i.
  3. TheBigTroll said:
    do not get a h80i. no reason to get cheap liquid cooling junk. invest the money for a good heatsink like this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709020&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    or this if you want it to run a little cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    if you want to go higher end, id get the swiftech h220 although it is a bit pricy
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=79583&vpn=H220&manufacture=Swiftech

    price match using this site
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/411309/H220_CPU_Cooler_with


    your airflow in the case is alright and your build overall is great. just that the sabertooth board that you bought is a scam for the most part


    I do appreciate the feedback and recommendations and will look into them, however you failed to answer my primary question of radiator direction. Even if i went with the h220, should they both exhaust? If so wouldnt I be attempting to cool my cpu with warm air?
  4. if you went with a h220, you would set up the fans to do a pull configuration, effectively acting as a exhaust
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