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I currently am running a MCR360 in my HAF-X I have 3 120's on the bottom of the rad pulling air in and 2 200's in the top of the case. Would I benefit more by putting some 120's on the top of the rad in stead of the 200's to get a push/pull setup?
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VERY VERY broad.


Tell us what fans what specs they are.

Maybe even a pic of your case to see the wireing of your case / HD placement / Heatsink config ETC ETC ETC
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They're 120x25 Scythe slip streams should be about 110 cfm but I believe they have low static pressure. The 200x30's are some nzxt. The hd's are in the hd tray, and all wires are hidden behind the drive bays and the side panel. Currently the 120's are in a pull config as intake with gaskets on them, and my case has quite a bit of positive pressure. All fans are running on 12 volts.
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Quote:
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They're 120x25 Scythe slip streams should be about 110 cfm but I believe they have low static pressure. The 200x30's are some nzxt. The hd's are in the hd tray, and all wires are hidden behind the drive bays and the side panel. Currently the 120's are in a pull config as intake with gaskets on them, and my case has quite a bit of positive pressure. All fans are running on 12 volts.

Yea, the Slipstreams 1900rpm fans are pretty bad for radiator fans. They're loud and have low pressure. I would suggest the Scythe Gentle Typhoon or Cooler Master Sickleflows. Both fans would probably move more air through your radiator and produce less noise than the slipstreams.

Also, I just redid my triple radiator setup with 3 X 120mm fans pushing and 3 X 120mm pulling and it dropped my water temperatures by 2*C. I previously had 3 120MM fans pushing and 2X 200mm fans pulling.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aesir;14266529 
They're 120x25 Scythe slip streams should be about 110 cfm but I believe they have low static pressure. The 200x30's are some nzxt. The hd's are in the hd tray, and all wires are hidden behind the drive bays and the side panel. Currently the 120's are in a pull config as intake with gaskets on them, and my case has quite a bit of positive pressure. All fans are running on 12 volts.

If I understand you correctly, you're using your radiator on the top of your case as an intake? I'd change that first before doing anything else. Fans are very slightly more effective as pushing through a radiator, and in the case design of the HAF-X, I would make them an exhaust, since that's the natural direction for heat to travel.

I'm running my HAF-X with all fans on intake except the radiator, and I'm running my radiator with 2 panaflo medium speed and one high-speed yate-loon fan all on exhaust, up into the top where the 200mm fans exhaust further. I've been wondering whether to tape off the sides of the top of the case so the 200mm fans only draw through the radiator, but the panaflo fans may move more air than the 200mms, so I'm just going to leave it for now.

If you wanted to improve performance, I would consider, as mentioned, the GT AP-15/14 fans, or even going with a 38mm fan for very good static pressure.
post #6 of 9
Forgot about the original question.

Yes, I believe you would benefit from adding a second set of 120s to run push/pull instead of the 200mm fans. The 200s are great for moving air from the radiator and case, but direct radiator fans will be more effective at lowering radiator temps.
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Alrighty yeah I was looking at cfm when I originally bought these fans, but yeah they're pretty bad. Time to order some new fans.
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The mcr320 is a very thin rad, dropping ap-15's in there would drops temps but doing push/pull wouldn't be worth it.
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Quote:
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The mcr320 is a very thin rad, dropping ap-15's in there would drops temps but doing push/pull wouldn't be worth it.

Yea I want to replace it with a black ice xtreme.
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