The airflow with the front door closed isn't so bad. There is a good amount of space for the fans to intake air. Of course if when I do extended gaming sessions I'll just pop the front door open and don't notice it at all. The one thing to keep in mind is positioning on internal HDD's in the fan area. I places my 2 3.5's in the top positions since heat naturally rises allowing cooler air to move upward, not sure if it makes a difference honestly but at least I know my video card is getting fresh direct intake. Lastly make sure the placement of your machine has room to vent heat from the rear; you'll feel it reflecting off if it's close to a wall (mine is near a window). GL!
The top screw comes in a separate bracket you will have to add it to mount the top fan. Scroll down on the images from the link below. You'll see the box with screws and bracket. You need this to mount the fan.
I bought all of the chromax line from Amazon.
Nice build! Love the color scheme and decals. Is the ram ok in slots 1,3? I've usually seen and used 2,4 slots but I could be wrong.
Temps will be bad, since the 200mm will lack a good amount of static pressure. Without static pressure your rad won't get enough air passing through it to adequately cool your cpu. The 200mm are only designed for airflow. I don't think there's a company that makes 200mm fans for watercooling applications. I think Ryzen runs hot, and due to the nature of the 2700x you want really good cooling for it to have enough room for xfr2 to kick in. You'll either have to get a thinner rad, or just go with a different case altogether. H500p is not great in terms of water cooling layout, mainly it's designed for AIO's. I suggest looking at the Fractal R6 (when it goes on sale), or Thermaltake view 71, or Phantek cases; they'll be more suited for your water cooling plans.
Nice build! what are your thoughts on the new case? Any pro's and con's?
Nice build! Just a suggestion, maybe get a small fan hub to tidy up all the fan cables. Will you delid?
Super clean! Great build!
I actually don't like to use these filters to be honest. I have a few on other pc's like my node 202, and and a older fractal case. They fall off all the time, corners don't line up with the magnetic strip sticker they come with. if the pc is laying flat then they don't move much, but vertically they slip off too easily from their desired position. The mesh material is also really thin. I thought these things had some type of rigidity to them before I bought them but they do not.
In terms of size I cannot measure it since I don't own the case anymore. I sold it and got a Fractal R6.
But if you were going to go that route and use them, my opinion don't. You won't be saving yourself from dust buildup and you can always use the money towards other things for your build.
click to about 4:28 it will show the prototypes for the new sterrox line in 140mm.
Maybe we'll see them sometime next year? LOL
there won't be enough space to do push pull on the top slot. Usually the radiator or fans will go in the cage up top followed by whichever setup you like. Hardest part is getting enough clearance from ram heatsinks. GL!
Yeah I saw the CES pics on them they look really nice. But I'll my eye on the new d15 with a new fan 140mm fan design just like the 120mm's.
I think the static pressure with 120mm fans will be better with the radiator. The 200's are mainly airflow types and you will get better performance overall with the smaller higher static fans with a rad combo. You can always test before and compare temps right? GL
With the new mesh version out I think so. The stock fans run without pwm control so if you get 120's you might get more rpms but more noise, 140's less noise but you might lose some cfm's possibly. It really depends on the fans you're type and brand you are trying to put in.
Beautiful build. Will you upgrade the front panel of the r6 with the usb-c? Delidding will help a lot. I've noticed much cooler temps after my delid.
Super Clean! What's the monitor you use for your ps4?
With the newer mesh version there might me a slight increase but not by much. Depends on the fans and layout if you're air cooling or watercooling.
I did try it previously, there was more airflow but also more noise. I added pwm fans so it gave me more control over the speed versus the stock 200mm's which have a set speed.
Thanks! I bought the cable extensions from Amazon from the seller EZDIY-FAB
It takes some time to bend them into shape, they are little stiff compared to the paracord type of sleeving. The good thing is the seller gives a generous amount of cable combs.
That's a lot of space! It kind of sucks you can't get extra trays yet.
Love the color combo! Nice build! A+ use of the Chromax!
As a fellow R6 brother, Nice build! Gotta love Noctua! Have you tried comparing your 3 NF-A12x25's temp wise to the stock setup? Just curious since those three fans are pushing a good amount of airflow.
Hehe, I'll actually be using those trays. My plex server might get a new case in the future. Maybe Fractal can sell some extras? Won't hurt contacting them.
You get a job, work, save your money just like everyone else. It's previously purchased parts from a prior build.
The chromax line of fans only come with 4 dampers (the corner rubber mounts to reduce vibration) of each color, red, blue, yellow, green and white. You'll have to purchase another set of colored dampers for the corners to complete the look (opposing side) if needed.
Items from a previous build.
Yeap I had the same dilemma.
I think they are good for the money, at least the main cpu cooler fans and heatsink cover. The NF-A15 pwm's and covers will come with all the necessary color combinations for future builds. I tried the stock rear exhaust fan before replacing due to some whine. Also I wanted pwm controlled airflow fans vs the normal 3pin stock fans. I could've put in 3 normal brown noctua intakes since they are not really showing, but if I ever wanted to use the open layout mode of the case then the brown would stand out. I just wish noctua gave the user a complete set of color rubber dampers instead of 4 of each color for the other chromax fans. They all come with a great warranty and service life overall. If in the future you decide to go with a big cpu cooler and chromax accessories, go with the NH-D15S, its cheaper, performs just like the NH-D15, gives better gpu and memory clearance for most builds.
I added the pictures of the psu area to give you and idea of the space around it. Hope this helps you out.
The bottom shroud has room for 2 120mm or 2 140mm, but it will come in conflict with the front intake fans if they are changed. The product manual will give you a better idea of what I'm talking about, it's available for download and is well written showing all the possibilities. As for the psu it's just sitting behind the fan, the EVGA G3 is not that long. There is a good amount of room to move the psu cables off to the side and tuck them in neatly. I'll post a pic.
I could but it's a rebuild of an existing system. Otherwise if I just listed the case, people might wonder what's inside.
I took the bottom ones out per advice from a comment. The other fans are to keep with the continuity.
Thx Wolf88, I highly recommend this case for future builds. There was a promo recently on ebay for a free google home mini, so I bought the case off of Newegg's ebay store and added a case accessory. Free shipping for everything plus a free item that the wife requested.
I was so hyped for the Lian Li Air until I found out the cpu height limitation. I researched and saw that the dark rock tf actually fits but I'm just not a fan of be quiet coolers so it's a no go. I've owned a R4 and R5 previously so I know that Fractal puts adds some great features in for their users, plus the generous cpu height. If you are worried about the airflow you can always pop the front the front door open and turn it up full blast, when you're gaming you won't be even looking at it, and close it up when not in use or want it more silent. It's a shame they didn't include usb c standard but I can live with that.
I actually have a plex/nas machine on my Ryzen build. Given the extra drive bays in this case it could serve as a great NAS platform in the furture.
Man that NF-A12x25 would be killer in a chromax line. I actually pondered getting 3 but at $30 a pop, it adds up quick, even for a noctua fanboy. I read they are making a upcoming 140mm version too.
Thanks for the feedback, I'll definitely look into this. As for the bottom fans I think you are right, bottoms fans will disturb the airflow coming in. Basically I got the idea from watching the CES videos of the Lian-Li PC011 Dynamic and Air versions, showing three 120mm's lined up under the video card. Since I've never undervolted before I thought it might help out having fans there.
As for the Chromax accents, I kinda thought red/black was too overly done. I shopped around and saw psu extensions with a bit of blue and was sold.
Hmm I'll think about the undervolt, sounds like a good plan. But wouldn't that defeat the purpose of having already purchased a OC version card? I think this case has already helped open up some airflow being larger with more intake. I've noticed a good amount of heat drop off from the card playing BF1 just recently.
When I bought the hdd's they were on sale for a good price. I also prefer Hitachi's over WD and other brands. I also use them for storage for my Steam library, and other games I don't play as often.
Nice build! It probably won't hurt, but try putting one of the leftover Fractal 140mm fans in the bottom psu shroud as a bottom intake, it should push in some cool air for your gpu.
LoL yeah, I sold most of the parts off since to a family member. I was going blind from the rgb ;).
Nice work breathing life into something and not letting it waste away in the closet! Clean build. Are there any pics of it fully put together with the side on? What are your temps under load after the mods?
It's possible if the psu shroud is removed, and the 3.5 hdd caddy is taken out in the bottom. There is a revised version with mesh coming out soon, so I'd probably wait for that.
Thanks! Those holders from CM have options for SLI builds, the other half was just sitting on my desk with no use until now.
Nice build! What are your temps for cpu/GPU on load? How's the overall airflow and noise of the case compared to the current cases on the market?
Nice build! The idea if owning a P3 case is enticing. What are your gpu temps with load? All these new cases with lack of air flow is a bane for builders.
Nice build! What are your temps in this case with your cpu and GPU under load?
Yeah I'll leave the GPU alone, no need to mess it up if the paint job sucks. Nice clean builds btw!
Nice build! What's your voltage @3.8?