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).
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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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?