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I've never used water cooling, but trying to decide between the Corsair H60 and H80, for a 3930K build. The H80 looks like excessive bulk in my case and I'm thinking to get away with an H60 with just one fan, maybe a different fan that's slightly faster.

With the Corsair H60, instead of the fan blowing air into the case, can the fan be mounted on the other side of the radiator so it blows air outside the case? I'd prefer this setup, instead of rear and front facing fans blowing air inside the case.

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Yes you can use the H60 as an exhaust setup if you prefer; I went from using mine as an intake to exhaust when I got my new case.
If you're just using one fan though (in rear exhaust), you'll have to have the fan pulling from the radiator. ( <- fan | radiator)
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What about push-&-pull setup? Isn't H60 radiator a thin one?

 
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Yes. So I higher RPM fan would be better (2 would be best)

It can be an exhaust. they may be a little temp difference depending on ambient room temps and the heat inside you case.

The corsair fan is pretty quality though. High Speed Gentle Typoon though?
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Yes. So I higher RPM fan would be better (2 would be best)

It can be an exhaust. they may be a little temp difference depending on ambient room temps and the heat inside you case.

The corsair fan is pretty quality though. High Speed Gentle Typoon though?


I found Corsair stock fans are so noisy this is why I switch to GT AP-15

 
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I didnt really notice it over my other fans. However, Gentle Typoons are suppose to be quiet and $$$.

It all depends on your tolerance level and what else is running.
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Originally Posted by candy_van View Post

Yes you can use the H60 as an exhaust setup if you prefer; I went from using mine as an intake to exhaust when I got my new case.
If you're just using one fan though (in rear exhaust), you'll have to have the fan pulling from the radiator. ( <- fan | radiator)

So turn the fan around to blow out instead of in, rather than having the radiator against the back of the case and the fan on the inside, blowing out?
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What about push-&-pull setup? Isn't H60 radiator a thin one?

Yes, it's 27mm where-as the H80 is 38mm. I'm hoping to get at least a 4.2 OC on the 3930 (I know 4.7 is about the max for this chip), with an H60 + 9S1212F401 fan cooling the radiator.
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Yes. So I higher RPM fan would be better (2 would be best)
It can be an exhaust. they may be a little temp difference depending on ambient room temps and the heat inside you case.
The corsair fan is pretty quality though. High Speed Gentle Typoon though?

I'm actually thinking of a Sanyo Denki 9S1212F401 fan. It's the silent series and is 70 CFM @ 30dBA.
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