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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    I'm wondering if I didn't apply enough of the Kryonaut...I use the pea method, but last time I used the AS5 I used a bit too much...i might have used too little this time. The temps seem to fluctuate a lot more on the CPU...used to sit at about 34c always, now it seems to fluctuate between 30...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    Got it together. Looks great, still trying some temps...looks like I'm about 8-10c over what my old CM Trooper was on the CPU, 5c over on the motherboard, and the gpu is also about 5c over...but its much quieter, so I think I'll have to ramp up the fans a bit for a more fair comparison. These...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    So I came up with a hybrid plan, similar to plan D above :) 1. Returned the 280mm AIO, and I'll keep the 240mm AIO. It was unopened so I got 100% refund back. I bought a 120mm fan. 2. I'll mount the 240mm AIO to the front as intake, with a 120mm fan below for intake as well (the new one I just...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    Ran into a small snag as I was lining up the stuff I'm planning to jam into the case. Plan A: As discussed above, put my 240mm AIO at the front, with a 140mm fan below it. All intake. Then have three 140mm fans as exhaust, two at the top, one at the back. Now that I am looking at it, I'm...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    Got the Meshify S2 white today. God, that thing is pretty. I also get why Dimitry loves pulling the wrap off the tempered glass. So satisfying. I ordered some of the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Grease too, now that I'm relocating the gear. I used Arctic Silver 5 and it was probably good...
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    Help? Suggestions for side work & a future.

    Hey CM; The click at the end was pretty brave. That is a lot to put out there. I'm going to throw a few ideas in to consider, but there is a lot there to unpack and I don't want to offer advice into areas I am not qualified to do so. I'll keep it succinct: - mobile phones and devices, laptops...
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    Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Note 20 Ultra - This Is It!?

    I love the mobile reviews and videos. Keep it up.
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    A hero has fallen - RIP John Fleming aka Soullessone21

    Incredibly sad news.:(
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    Gamers Nexus Roasted MSI Over PR Behavior

    Really like his channel. Appreciate that he is able to do stuff like this.
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    Noctua Talks Black Fans & Coolers

    My theory is that the old fart in charge who designed the original fans which sat in the beige ATX cases (which said old fart still uses) finally retired and let someone else take over. They tossed the old beige case out thee window and started sourcing some black plastic asap.
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    I've got a few fan headers on my Asus B550 that are managing the AIO fans and case fans I have already (using a PWM splitter on my AIO fans and the CPU fan header is controlling those). I got 5 fan headers on there in total. I have another splitter I'll probably use for the top two to hook up...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    If I were going top-mounted for my 240 AIO, I think I would go with the 500DX. But since I seem to be headed towards a front-mounted AIO, with a 140mm fan below it, the Meshify S2 will give me more room to do so (with options to add another fan or two if needed). The Meshify S2 also gives me...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    Yep guys you helped a lot. I'm still trying to figure out if I should grab the 500DX. The issuse I keep hearing about is the metal plate to the right of the mobo...it is apparently very tough on cable management... But I have determined that I will be doing front intake on my AIO at the...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    Understood. I'm leaning more towards the 500DX, but still deciding if cable management is going to be a bitch with it. I could take the $100 I'll save and use that to get a new HDD which would let me eliminate some cables too. I think this thread has explained something to me that I always...
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    Quiet case with good airflow? Is the Meshify the best option?

    Ok. This is all very helpful. There are front filters on both options, so that is taken care of. I am reading some more on the 500DX and various builds, and I'm reading over and over that cable management from the mobo is tricky because of the plate for hiding the cables here: But the idea of...
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