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Best airflow cases for the RTX 4090?

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I currently have a cooler master h500m and am. Planning on getting another one. Will it be convenient?
 
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Open bench only... :laugh: I don't have a better answer it could probably work well enough with Corsair D5000, but I wouldn't be surprised if it could create some complications on mounting options of fans and radiators. That card is incredibly long.
 
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011 XL would work well... My 3080ti runs pretty cool in one set to it's 450w bios. If you plan on setting it to 600W properly open test bench is best.
 
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I hear people are getting decent results with these:

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Phanteks enthoo pro 2 or more premium phanteks 719 (identical interior and fan count). I just tested my old aircooled RTX 2080ti with 370w max pover draw in 719. 3x 120mm fans on bottom, 3x 120mm front as intake.
3x 140mm on top and one 140mm on back.

You know it's good airflow case when the sidepanel on or off doesn't affect temps at all.

But it's pretty big case.
 
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I have a p600s but was looking for a case with as good airflow but just a bit larger to have the gpu not that close of the side panel.. Any idea?

Thanks
 
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Phanteks enthoo pro 2 or more premium phanteks 719 (identical interior and fan count). I just tested my old aircooled RTX 2080ti with 370w max pover draw in 719. 3x 120mm fans on bottom, 3x 120mm front as intake.
3x 140mm on top and one 140mm on back.

You know it's good airflow case when the sidepanel on or off doesn't affect temps at all.

But it's pretty big case.
I've got a 719. It's a great case for a midrange heat load under water. As an air only case it's rather expensive and those radiator spots are going to waste imo. The 719 has a kicker though, the rad spots have a 30mm-ish rad thickness limit thus it's limited by skinny rads which limits high heat load setups.
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Idk, 3x360 slim rads would handle any heat load pretty well.

Also it can take 2x480mm (side&front) and one 360mm on the bottom or top simultaneous. What other case can do same?

Radiator surface area is the key, not thicknes.
 
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Idk, 3x360 slim rads would handle any heat load pretty well.

Also it can take 2x480mm (side&front) and one 360mm on the bottom or top simultaneous. What other case can do same?

Radiator surface area is the key, not thicknes.
If you stuff a case full of rads it gets worse not better. And surface area is not everything you need some thickness. You can keep rationalizing the weaknesses but it won't change anything as even with the best thin HWL rads, there's still not enough cooling.
 
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Who said anything about case full of rads? 2x slim 360mm on front and side, thick 360mm on bottom, all intake. It leaves top and back as exhaust (4x 140mm) I've tested it in my 719, works fine. Now i have one thick 360 on the bottom (push/pull) and one slim 360 (pull) on the front bc my heat load is too low for 3 rads.

2x 30mm is better than one 60mm.
 
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Airflow shouldn't be your top concern. ;) Make sure the new case is wide enough for the card & power cable.
If there isn't enough space you have to bend it too much and run into the risk of your cable catching fire, lol.

 
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The fractal torrent is the best airflow oriented case. But generally speaking, make sure you don't use AIO, a radiator on your CPU blocks the intakes or outtakes. I swapped to aircooling for my cpu when I got my 3090, results were impressive. Much better airlfow with lower fanspeeds, the 3090 dropped 11 degrees by swapping tower and CPU cooler
 
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The best this, the best that...
Isn't it all a bit subjective, when folks can take what is considered a good airflow case and make it better/worse depending on how they configure it?

If you have air conditioning, which you probably do if purchasing a gpu like that, then the topic becomes rather trivial.
You should also probably wait for one of those right-angle adapters to become available to get around the current adapter issue that MarsM4N linked to.
 
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Isn't it all a bit subjective,
No, you get a case (or a reviewer) you test it, and you figure out which one has the best airflow. Nothing subjective about it
 
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No, you get a case (or a reviewer) you test it, and you figure out which one has the best airflow. Nothing subjective about it
Well, poor choice of a word on my part. Apologies.

Few bother to do their own testing - best case this, best fan setup that... never-ending.
 
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