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H80 and Air Flow Configuration.

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I'm just about to order a H80 and need some advice as to which direction I should place the rad and the fans. I currently have an intake fan on the top of my case and exhaust on the back. Will i need any more fans than I currently have? What brand of fans should I look to buy? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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You should check the stock performance first.

The thermal paste that comes with the unit is very good and you should use that.

If you chose to replace the stock fans on the unit there are many recommendations out there, the most common for price/performance/sound-level being the Scythe GT series, especially for liquid-cooling radiators of all shapes and sizes.

Make sure you have good fresh-air flow to the unit and the temps will be low, so intake on the top near where the H80 fans draw in will probably help. But your GPU exhausts into the case doesn't it? So having front mounted fans to get more air-flow inside would be good, considering that if you focus on exhausting the hot air out of the top, you will resign your H80 to recycled, warmer air.

It will be a trade-off in your sized case in the end. Hope that's helpful
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I do have an intake on the front of my case already which i forgot to mention. So one intake fan on the top of my case will be enough along with the H80's exhaust fans?
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