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So right now on my Black Ice Gt Xtreme radiator I have 2 240mm fans in a push/pull config. the fans are plugged straight into the psu. Is it better to use the mobo headers or just plugged into the psu and at 100% at all time. My mobo is sent out to Gigabyte right now for rma and I've had water cooling for about a week. thanks for the info.
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I think you mean 2 120mm fans. Those are fine on the motherboard, or it's always a fine idea to take them off of the motherboard's headers and use a fan controller. You don't want to run daisy-chained fans or very high voltage/amperage fans off of motherboard headers.

What I've been recommending is to get a PWM controlled fan controller like the Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 controller which plugs into the PWM header on your mobo and will control your fans based on a fan profile you set up with your motherboard mfg's program that controls fan speed (it might be a simple bios thing, or they could have a nice program that lets you custom set the curve). It's up to you really, but for $30 IMO you can't go wrong, and it keeps your fans dead silent when not needed, and ramps them up as needed to keep your system cool.
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Thabks for the reponse. I was thinking of getting a controller. Koolance has a good one that can expand to dual loop and will control the pump.

Do you know how to setup a profile for a push/pull on a radiator. I can use Gigabytes Easy Tune6 to do it until I get a controller.
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