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With the radiator location you have, I'd just use 3 good fans on the bottom side of the radiator and delete the 2 on top.
Those 12mm fans really are not good as radiator fans though, is there enough room for regular 25mm, or even 38mm fans?

You will have to do a little testing to see if you get better temperatures with the 3 fans all pushing air out through the radiator, or pulling air in through the radiator.

Just keep in mind that you will need to change your case ventilation fans around too.
Sucking air into the case if your radiator fans are pushing air out of the case.
Blowing air into the case if the radiator fans are pulling air into the case.
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post

With the radiator location you have, I'd just use 3 good fans on the bottom side of the radiator and delete the 2 on top.
Those 12mm fans really are not good as radiator fans though, is there enough room for regular 25mm, or even 38mm fans?
You will have to do a little testing to see if you get better temperatures with the 3 fans all pushing air out through the radiator, or pulling air in through the radiator.
Just keep in mind that you will need to change your case ventilation fans around too.
Sucking air into the case if your radiator fans are pushing air out of the case.
Blowing air into the case if the radiator fans are pulling air into the case.

OK, thanks for your advice. I will try this tonight!
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post #13 of 17
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Okay guys,

You wouldn't believe what I did in the past 5 hours. I modded my case where the obstruction was (see first post for details), so I could fit that third 120mm fan there. I also switched that third push fan so now it is facing up, the way it should be.

Believe it or not, my load temperature has gone from 65C (IK, overheat for a Phenom), to an incredible 55C!

I also plan on buying 6 2000RPM matching fans, that are not slim, so I can maximize the cooling of my CPU!

Thanks a lot for all of the help! +REP to everyone! biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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remember watercooling IS essentially air cooling. you're just using water as a transfer medium to increase your ability to air cool. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon View Post

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remember watercooling IS essentially air cooling. you're just using water as a transfer medium to increase your ability to air cool. smile.gif

Yep, I know smile.gif

Thanks for your help!
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Quote:
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remember watercooling IS essentially air cooling. you're just using water as a transfer medium to increase your ability to air cool. smile.gif

Yeap, the water more efficiently pulls heat from the components, but the heat still has to be disposed of effectively.
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Originally Posted by Caleal View Post

Yeap, the water more efficiently pulls heat from the components, but the heat still has to be disposed of effectively.

lol, that last part is the part I failed at, until I fixed it tongue.gif
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