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April 14, 2010 12:53:28 AM

I plan on getting a Corsair H50 CPU cooler with my Cooler Master HAF 922 and here is the current air flow

INTAKE
back 120mm with the copper cool plate
front 200mm
OUTTAKE
side panel 200mm
top 200mm
bottom 120mm

but I'm thinking

INTAKE
back 120mm with the copper cool plate
OUTTAKE
front 200mm
side panel 200mm
top 200mm
bottom 120mm

is this good or does there need to be more air intake.

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April 14, 2010 1:00:39 AM

Air Flow...

Intake
Front
Side
Bottom

Exhaust
Back
Top

Your air flow is meant to come through the front of the case out through the back of the case.

Side Note: I would recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus air cooler, instead. Similar performance at 1/2 the price. The H50 isn't worth it for a stand alone watercooler... IMO
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April 14, 2010 1:14:24 AM

You'd get better core temps / OC's results w/ a Megahalems, Noctua DH-14 or one of the top air coolers. The H50 will also decrease case air flow and thefeby raise GPU temps.
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April 14, 2010 1:20:56 AM

I agree with techmo34, and would like to add the air flow volumes - make sure that the total of all intakes exceeds the total of all outflows by about 10% (or more) - this will ensure a positive pressure of relatively cooler intake air inside the case.
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April 14, 2010 1:27:34 AM

Ok then, I'll also buy some 120mm washable filters if I'm making the bottom fan an intake fan, can't have dust in my new build lol but here is the entire build

CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (OC to 3.2Ghz)

MoBo http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... x2

GPU http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/ite... x2 (in a x16 x x8 xfire)

what are the advantages of a x16 x x16 configuration, will it still rival 1 5870 card?
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April 14, 2010 1:34:40 AM

Their is no major disadvantages to x16,x8, so don't worry about your motherboard :)  You are looking at 2 to 3 FPS differences, which won't be noticed outside of benchmarks.
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April 14, 2010 1:39:04 AM

Best answer selected by xxgtasaxx.
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April 14, 2010 1:43:19 AM

Looks like a nice new build.
We cannot fight the dust problem - one way to reduce the dust issue is to place the computer at an elevated level, like on top of a desk instead of on the floor. In industrial applications where dust is a severe problem, the solution is to create a slight positive pressure inside the case using nitrogen (I am mentioning this, not recommending this).
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