MSI Infinite RS Fans question

nap42585

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Just bought the Infinite RS gaming pc. Playing around with it my main concern had been cooling as I had found some iffy reviews after placing my order. So far doesn't seem to be an issue. Played AC Odyssey at 4k with nearly every option at ultra and both CPU and GPU stayed under 70 degrees. And it managed around 60 fps! I had planned on buying a 1440 monitor but snap I may go 4k. However....as far as I can tell...the rear fan is set to intake, and every other fan is exhaust. Obviously the top two fan and the top mounted radiator are set to exhaust, but I would think my front 2 fans should be flipped around as intake, and my rear fan flipped around to exhaust. Is this a common set up with more modern gaming pc's? Or was mine assembled by a...doofus?
 

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So I think I was mistaken. The problem is that the case is so horribly designed that there is virtually no air flow from the case fans. They don't even move the smoke from an incense stick. I think I'm going to return/exchange this thing. Too big of a purchase for me with too big of a fundamental flaw in design that will probably melt before I've paid it off. I realized it's running hotter with liquid cooling than my GT80 Titan laptop. I had already planned on upgrading the RAM to 32gb, adding the cost of a new case to that just isn't justifiable. I mean, unless they want to send me a new case.
 

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I realize I'm having a conversation with myself at this point, but just thought I'd update. I bought the Infinite RS desktop. Uses the Sekira 500x case. For anyone interested, I played AC Odyssey for a bit with the front cover/glass panel on, and then off. With the cover on, both cpu and gpu running around 70 degrees. With the front cover off...wait for it....cpu around 45, gpu around 58.
 

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Yeah, I'm actually removing the glass over the intake and exhaust fans, replacing with some tinted acrylic with custom designs/venting from a guy on Etsy. Haven't removed the glass yet, hopefully not too difficult. I'll update with pictures. I was about to just replace with some ugly mesh, but the internet lead me to etsy and all the amazing custom pc accoutrements available.
 

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FYI, do you have a AIO liquid cooler for the cpu ? The top fans on the 500x are installed to pull air inside the case and most of the AIO's fans with RGB are made to be installed with a push config. If you do not flip the top fans of the case it creates negative pressure so the cooling is close to nothing. I flipped the top fans and it's like day and night, temps are normalish.
 

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Yeah 240 AIO. Front intake, top exhaust, aio mounted on top as exhaust. I realize my temps aren't horrible. But still. Dropping 30 degrees by removing the front panel is just unacceptable for me lol. I think it would be a disaster without the water cooling. I've read a few posts about air cooling in this case and killing their CPU.
 

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Yeah, I'm actually removing the glass over the intake and exhaust fans, replacing with some tinted acrylic with custom designs/venting from a guy on Etsy. Haven't removed the glass yet, hopefully not too difficult. I'll update with pictures. I was about to just replace with some ugly mesh, but the internet lead me to etsy and all the amazing custom pc accoutrements available.
Could you send me his link ?? I removed the front panel of the case and temps dropped like 15degres.
 

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Haven't sent him measurements/designs yet still working on it been pretty busy, but Jmmods is his user name on etsy. I've been using microsoft paint of all things to put something together. Still trying to decide if I want to remove and replace the aluminum panel since it's hard to say what it looks like where that support bar goes across by the LED's. I thought about just leaving it and drilling a bunch of holes into the aluminum in some kind of fancy pattern. Or, leaving it stock and removing the black 200mm fan, and placing a 140 on the inside of the case, since the 200 won't fit inside without some serious modification.
 

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Ya.... I just removed the front panel all together lol. At that price point this problem should not exist. I think Ill drill holes in the front panel, hopping it won't look to redneck.
 

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Got an Infinite RS myself, same spec's as nap42585, except I don't know the model of the liquid cooler.
After a couple of months my CPU is now overheating and not getting cooled down, and the CPU is throttling down with a few minutes of any game.
Not sure if its thermal paste or the cooler not working right. Any idea on how to tell if a liquid cooler is running? Other than just the fans going.
 

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Got an Infinite RS myself, same spec's as nap42585, except I don't know the model of the liquid cooler.
After a couple of months my CPU is now overheating and not getting cooled down, and the CPU is throttling down with a few minutes of any game.
Not sure if its thermal paste or the cooler not working right. Any idea on how to tell if a liquid cooler is running? Other than just the fans going.
Wow I literally just posted a new thread about the same problem and then saw your reply here. I'm not throttling down yet as far as I can tell but my cpu temps have been getting higher and higher and now they're fluctuating like crazy. My guess is either thermal paste or water pump is failing, since you're having a similar problem it's unlikely something software related.

I can't here my pump at all over the fans and it's always been quiet.

Did you remove the front cover?
 

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Sorry for the delay, life stuff you know, I hope you got your issue resolved.

During this time, I also added another 16GB ram (same XPG set with the same timings), and a 2TB SSD (same XPG SSD but 2TB version).

Replacing the thermal past didn't make much of a difference, it did help stop it from overheating upon boot up, but was still hitting 99 Celsius when at full load
with an idle temperature of between 39 and 41 Celsius. Since I was hearing a rattling noise when the PC started up, like an old hard drive, I started thinking the pump had air bubbles.
I decided to replace the water cooler, which was a MAG 240R, with a MAG 280R, as the MSI website stated that the 240R was rated for the I7 11700K,
and the 280R was rated for the I7 11700KF which is what the PC has. I know just a bit larger fan and radiator size nothing too special, but why not?

Now the PC runs between 68 and 75 Celsius at full load, as well as some apps that were causing 99 Celsius temperatures, like Cyberpunk 2077 max settings with raytracing ultra, and 29 to 33 Celsius idle.

According to intel, the I7 11700KF is rated for up to 3200Mhz ram, so for now I am only running the XMP 2 in the bios which runs the Dimms at 3200.

The only issue now is if I make any bios changes the motherboard might hang on the CPU or memory check (red LED or amber LED) after a reboot, and require me turn it off and back
a few times before getting into windows, after that, things are fine.
 
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