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Hi am gonna be setting up my water cooling system in a Cooler master Haf X case and will be installing a Black Ice GT Xtreme 360mm Triple Radiator GTX360 on the top I wanted to no can I do a push/pull config I think I can if I take off the 1 200mm fan I have on the top but will I be able to fit 3x 120mm fans in the push if not I have to do just pull which one would be batter if I had a choose ? Thanks
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set it up, monitor temps, choose the method that gives you lower temps. try either way. you may find switching case fans to blow the other direction will help

It made all the difference in my rig
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See my build log. I don't have clear pics, but as long as you get 25mm fans (height), you can fit 3 inside the top bezel where the 200mm fans go. I'm using push/pull with 6 Yate Loons up there
 
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See my build log. I don't have clear pics, but as long as you get 25mm fans (height), you can fit 3 inside the top bezel where the 200mm fans go. I'm using push/pull with 6 Yate Loons up there
What new screws did you use? I may need some as the ones that come with the fans or rad might not be long enough
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I'm using push/pull on my 360mm rad in the top of my HAF 932 without any issues
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I'm using push/pull on my 360mm rad in the top of my HAF 932 without any issues
Are you using the screws that came with the 360 Radiator or the ones that came with the Fans ? also what fans are you using ? ans is this the really thick radiator like the rx360 ? then one am getting is thick
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I would say push it out of the HAFX, but make sure there are enough exhaust fans near the GPUs if the cards exhaust heat within the case, as the heat will just rise and goes through the rad.
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What new screws did you use? I may need some as the ones that come with the fans or rad might not be long enough
I was able to use 30mm screws on the top, also secures the rad, but went 30mm with spacers on the bottom. Reason is the EK radiator does not have equal spacing between the built in housing and radiator fins. Ideally 27mm would work great for both.


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In my extremely scientific and careful measurements here, having the pull fans on makes absoultely 0 difference. I will be re-purposing them and going push only soon - you can just feel the push doing a ton of work and the pull not so much.

But I've seen other people's tests where it's pretty clear that push/pull does help a bit.

And also you want the hot air blowing OUT of the case. Otherwise it will just build up in there and if your case is small enough your temps will climb slowly and then jump way up. [ask me how i know ]
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