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I am planning to put a 2500k with H100 into a 650d, along with an XFX 6870 Dual Fan. I am thinking of putting AP-15s on the H100, but I don't know if I should replace the 120mm rear/200mm front fans in the 650d. What would the optimal fan setup be for this scenario?

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post #2 of 18
best would be to stock it in the front, with 4 fans.

2 pull
&
2 push

will give you the best cooling
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I forgot to mention that I will be using an Asus P67 mobo, so P/P is not an option. I am wondering which fans should be exhausting and which fans should be intaking.
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Why swap out the awesome fans that come with the H100?
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i just built a system with 2600K cooled by an H100 in a 650D......like 1C difference in P/P......not worth the noise.......left 2 stock corsair fans on the H100 and the front 200, removed the rear 120.....very quiet and load temps @ 4.4 with 1.25v are around 63C.....and that's with 2 MSI 560TIs which dump heat inside the case
    
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I forgot to add that too. Do I need to replace the H100 fans, or are the good quality?
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Originally Posted by Tnt6200 View Post
I forgot to add that too. Do I need to replace the H100 fans, or are the good quality?
I think they are great. I'm not sure who makes them, but their heft and larger center kind of reminds me of a Delta fan.

Of course they're loud when spinning at 2500 RPM, but what fan isn't? That's why corsair included the push-button fan control. Medium speed isn't bad at all.

Running mine on low is extremely quiet at 1300 RPM and plenty good enough to keep my 2600K cooled at 4.8GHz.

Push/Pull isn't going to give you much when running on high speed. However, push/pull on low should cool better than push on medium while being somewhere in between low and medium on the noise.
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H100 fans have excellent static pressure..better even than the ap-15s...I just tore down my 600t build with an H100...My setup was as follows:
Front 200mm intake
Front 120mm intake (used a xigmatek 4 in 3 bay converter in the 5.25" bays)
H100 fans under top mesh intake
Rear 120mm exhaust

My specs were real similar to yours..used a p8p67 deluxe mobo..temps were excellent.
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post #9 of 18
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So, I have 3 options for fan config.

1. Front 200mm/rear 120mm intake, top 2x 120mm exhaust
2. Front 200mm/rear 120mm exhaust, top 2x 120mm intake
3. Top 2x 120mm/front 200mm intake, rear 120mm exhaust

Which would be the best?

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H100 fans have excellent static pressure..better even than the ap-15s...I just tore down my 600t build with an H100...My setup was as follows:
Front 200mm intake
Front 120mm intake (used a xigmatek 4 in 3 bay converter in the 5.25" bays)
H100 fans under top mesh intake
Rear 120mm exhaust

My specs were real similar to yours..used a p8p67 deluxe mobo..temps were excellent.
Did you try using the rear 120mm as intake?
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Yeah, but I had a front 120mm intake in my drive bays....as exhaust it created a nice cyclonic effect pushing air out the rear exhaust..this also helped create a somewhat positive pressure environment that cut down on dust also.

When I had my H70 I had it set as intake on the rear and it performed better that way.

As far as your 3 options, I would lean towards option 3, but honestly, I would also be open to experimenting with it...my case had more mesh than the 650d, so it will cool a little differently.
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