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Would this be the best cooling combo for Define R6:
- AiO Celsius S36 top - pushing air out
- two front 140mm fans - pushing air in
- one rear 140mm fan -pushing air out
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Seems about right - the front intakes can be run pretty slowly, or even be off at times.
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What's your CPU? Will there be overclocking/overvolting?
If it's some stock 65-100W-ish CPU, then going with a top mount AIO will certainly be noisier and maybe not that much cooler than a large air-cooler.
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Your suggested cooling solution should be fine unless there's a graphics card that also need some air.
With a graphics card the primary concern should be to make sure there's a steady flow of cool air in the lower region of the case.