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post #1 of 14
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front:
-how do you mount 2x 120mm fans?

top:
-can you mount anything other than a 200mm fan?

side:
-can you mount anything other than a 200mm fan?

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1) You don't.

2) Anything that will fit the mounting holes.

3) The top you can mount a triple 120mm radiator so you can either make a 3x120mm bracket to attach fans to or use little metal bits to link the fans together and mount them if you really wanted to.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5;14657030 
1) You don't.

2) Anything that will fit the mounting holes.

3) The top you can mount a triple 120mm radiator so you can either make a 3x120mm bracket to attach fans to or use little metal bits to link the fans together and mount them if you really wanted to.

1. people said they have

2. i can't check the mounting holes. and i'm wondering if the front can fit 2x 120mm, then what about the top

3. i'm not using wc loops
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post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by itzzjason;14660750 
1. people said they have

2. i can't check the mounting holes. and i'm wondering if the front can fit 2x 120mm, then what about the top

3. i'm not using wc loops

1) I have just measured the front and 2x120mm fans might fit but it will be tight and there are no mounting holes, and will be pointless due the the metal that will block alot of the airflow anyways.

2) And i know, What i mean is if i can fit a tripple readiator up there you can fit 3x120mm fans. The way the monting is though you will have to bol the fans together with somthing like this but with holes 15mm apart and then attach the fans to the case.

3) and the front of the HAF X comes with mounting holes for a single 100 MM fan a single 120mm fan and holes 165mm apart for any fan that will fit there.
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post #5 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jammo2k5;14661773 
1) I have just measured the front and 2x120mm fans might fit but it will be tight and there are no mounting holes, and will be pointless due the the metal that will block alot of the airflow anyways.

2) And i know, What i mean is if i can fit a tripple readiator up there you can fit 3x120mm fans. The way the monting is though you will have to bol the fans together with somthing like this but with holes 15mm apart and then attach the fans to the case.

3) and the front of the HAF X comes with mounting holes for a single 100 MM fan a single 120mm fan and holes 165mm apart for any fan that will fit there.
hm there's no mounting holes for the front 2x 120mm fans? how do people mount them then?

is there another way to mount 120's on top?

those fan sizes seem weird
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by itzzjason;14663857 
hm there's no mounting holes for the front 2x 120mm fans? how do people mount them then?

is there another way to mount 120's on top?

those fan sizes seem weird

They probably mod the holes them selves, and the roof of the HAF X looks like this06052011285.jpgS6000257.jpg

As you can see there are 2 bars that run accross the roof so you can mount a 120.3 rad with push pull fans. So if you want to munt 3x120mm fans then youll need to attach them to something before you put them in the case.
And the front fan sizes are a bit wierd but i spose its not really meant for switching out.

Also why do you want to remove the fans anyways the airflow is pretty good as a stock config.
Edited by jammo2k5 - 8/21/11 at 12:05pm
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5;14664628 
They probably mod the holes them selves, and the roof of the HAF X looks like this06052011285.jpgS6000257.jpg

As you can see there are 2 bars that run accross the roof so you can mount a 120.3 rad with push pull fans. So if you want to munt 3x120mm fans then youll need to attach them to something before you put them in the case.
And the front fan sizes are a bit wierd but i spose its not really meant for switching out.

Also why do you want to remove the fans anyways the airflow is pretty good as a stock config.
hm...what to do?...

i want to swap everything out for better cfm fans
i'm specifically asking about 120mm fans cause i want gentle typhoons ap-15 all around. 2x ap-15 on front, 1x ap-15 in the 5.25" drive bay, ap-15 on top, rear and side
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by itzzjason;14655892 
front:
-how do you mount 2x 120mm fans?

top:
-can you mount anything other than a 200mm fan?

side:
-can you mount anything other than a 200mm fan?

thanks
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1. Yes, you certainly can put 2x 120mm fan on front of the HAF X.

2. No, you can't due to the design that CM made on the case. Hence, you could only put 2x 200mm fan on top of a HAF X.

3. From what I can see on the HAF X user's guide, there are no 120mm mounting holes on the side panel of the HAF X. Again, you'r stuck with the 200mm fan included.

Link of HAF X User's Guide
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Quote:
Originally Posted by itzzjason;14673797 
hm...what to do?...

i want to swap everything out for better cfm fans
i'm specifically asking about 120mm fans cause i want gentle typhoons ap-15 all around. 2x ap-15 on front, 1x ap-15 in the 5.25" drive bay, ap-15 on top, rear and side
Do you currently have a HAF X?
Why I ask, is because if you don't have one yet, then you could consider a 932, which has provision for mounting 120mm fans on all areas of the case. I replaced all the 200 mm fans that came with mine with good quality 120mm fans as soon as I received the case.
Fitting two 120mm fans in the front was easy, and the two 120mm fans on the case floor as well as four on the door really provide good airflow.
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