Question question about fans + AIO for Corsair 4000x case I bought

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It comes with 3 ML120 fans in the front, there's room for 2 120 or 140's in the top and 1 120 in the rear. The CPU will either be a 7600x or 7700x. I'm torn between putting an h100i Elite Capellix in the top and a 120 in the rear. Or taking the 3 fans from the front, and installing an h150i Elite Capellix there and putting 2 140's in the top and a 120 in the rear. I know most recommendations I see say to mount the rad at the top, but I'm wondering here about the 240 vs 360 rad on a CPU that runs as hot as the Ryzen 7000's. This computer will have no graphics card for probably 4 months. I want to wait for the 7000 cards to drop to see which way to go. I'll definitely be going Radeon, and something around the 6800 level.
 

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Ryzen 7000 series runs hot, but its been determined that you can keep them from throttling with just about any typical cooler, even $30 air coolers. A 240 on top or a 360 up front will work fine and neither one will affect performance. You might see a couple of degrees difference on 1 vs the other.
 

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Ryzen 7000 series runs hot, but its been determined that you can keep them from throttling with just about any typical cooler, even $30 air coolers. A 240 on top or a 360 up front will work fine and neither one will affect performance. You might see a couple of degrees difference on 1 vs the other.
Thanks for replying, a little concerned because Steve from Gamers Nexus really really crapped on the 4000d for its thermal performance. Maybe 2 140's on top, a 120 in the rear and an Noctua NH-U12S instead of an AIO. I'm thinking 2 fans on top instead of a rad should get better air flow going on.
 

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If anyone actually replies, what about 2 140's on top, 1 120 in the rear and an NH-U12S instead of the AIO?
I'm doing a build for my daughter with a 7600x in the new Lian Li 216 case. I plan on just using the stock fans, 2 160mm intake and 1 120mm exhaust along with the ID Cooling SE-226. I'm confident it will be more than adequate so that solution should be fine as well.
 

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Thanks for the video, I keep flip-flopping between an AIO and the Noctua NH-U12s. I watched another long video from JayzTwoCents on the Zen 4 temp thing. It sounds bad but once you do some research it's a non issue. Both coolers would do the job here I was just overthinking it.
 
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Thanks for replying, a little concerned because Steve from Gamers Nexus really really crapped on the 4000d for its thermal performance. Maybe 2 140's on top, a 120 in the rear and an Noctua NH-U12S instead of an AIO. I'm thinking 2 fans on top instead of a rad should get better air flow going on.
Sorry to bump such an old thread, from what I recall of the GN's videos on these cases: there were really two main things: 1) the 4000D non-airflow version, with the solid front panel and only tiny inlets for front intake, is horrible for aiflow; 2) for the airflow variant, they really only test under "stock" conditions, which was just a single 120mm intake and a single 120mm exhaust, and the tests showed it was okay - very middle of the pack.

I've been using the 4000D airflow with the mesh front and it's been fine. I'm not running some super high-end setup, but it's got plenty of airflow, especially with 3x 120mm front intakes and 2x 120mm exhaust (1 rear, 1 top/rear). And with the ample front intake, I've been able to really turn down the fan speeds to have a pretty quiet setup.
 

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