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post #21 of 31
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Wait you gutted a 25mm fan? they all the same size frame..I dont know exactly how that works LOL.. Dont dont really have any fans laying around.. maybe 1 nzxt that I cut the plug to on accident and now cant use unless I learn how to rewire it..

How does it remove the dead space.. Wouldnt it increase it? I would onlt beable to do it on top since I dont have the room inside the case..

Sir Beregond: On the lowest setting the Corsair fans are tolerable.. especially since I have a case full of other fans running too.. I will think about picking them up in the future.. Due to there heavier than normal price tag they are not idle.. My temps arent great by any means but I am hoping that Ivy bridge will be promising and worth the swap for lower voltages, temps and energy consumption.. I plan on using it for my folding rig if its worth the upgrade.
Edited by JMattes - 3/5/12 at 5:30pm
post #22 of 31
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Wait you gutted a 25mm fan? they all the same size frame..I dont know exactly how that works LOL.. Dont dont really have any fans laying around.. maybe 1 nzxt that I cut the plug to on accident and now cant use unless I learn how to rewire it..
How does it remove the dead space.. Wouldnt it increase it? I would onlt beable to do it on top since I dont have the room inside the case..

I have a ton of crappy fans, so im not going to miss a couple smile.gif You can buy shrouds or spacers but they are a tad expensive compared to a gutted fan.

It physically moves the fan hub away from the rad so you increase the surface area that is being cooled. Thus, increasing the rad's cooling potiential.

Rad / shroud / fan... and those sexy stocking dust filters smile.gif

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Edited by Sethy666 - 3/5/12 at 5:35pm
post #23 of 31
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Damn I need some sexy stockings like that!! Any recommendations on which ones to buy?? I normally dont buy stockings, but I am assuming any will do..

From your picture it looked like thinner fans.. But 120mm fans have a 25mm thickness lol.. amybe I can go find some crapy ones on OCN market place and gut them..

What size screws did you use of how did you moun the top cases on?
Edited by JMattes - 3/5/12 at 5:47pm
post #24 of 31
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Damn I need some sexy stockings like that!! Any recommendations on which ones to buy?? I normally dont buy stockings, but I am assuming any will do..
Yea i dont have 25mm fans, but there probablly cheaper than the shrouders lol I will look into it..

haha,, I just asked my wife for some old stocking socks (washed of cause)
post #25 of 31
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I guess I can gut the NZXT and some random blue LED fan I got.. Ill give it a go and see what screws I got in my bag of random stuff..

Think I would see an improvement if it did Fans>Case>Rad>Shroud>Fans.. Dont mind the > they have no baring on flow or anything.. its all intake.. But out would read bottom up so the fans before the case are inside everything else is out side the case.. If they makes any sense..
post #26 of 31
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I guess I can gut the NZXT and some random blue LED fan I got.. Ill give it a go and see what screws I got in my bag of random stuff..
Think I would see an improvement if it did Fans>Case>Rad>Shroud>Fans.. Dont mind the > they have no baring on flow or anything.. its all intake.. But out would read bottom up so the fans before the case are inside everything else is out side the case.. If they makes any sense..

No problems and thanks smile.gif

That setup looks to be correct for intake. Fitting the shrouds and fans can be tricky... bear with me.

The standard corsair screw lenght is 1.25 inchs and its not long enough to go through the fan and shroud to the rad If you have screws that are 54cm in length, your gold.

Using the 1.25 inch corsair screws;

Attach the shroud to the rad using 2 x standard corsair screws in opposite corners. Then attach the fans with normal fan screws in the corners left free.


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Its sounds like it will be wonky but its not. It holds very well.
post #27 of 31
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No problems and thanks smile.gif
That setup looks to be correct for intake. Fitting the shrouds and fans can be tricky... bear with me.
The standard corsair screw lenght is 1.25 inchs and its not long enough to go through the fan and shroud to the rad If you have screws that are 54cm in length, your gold.
Using the 1.25 inch corsair screws;
Attach the shroud to the rad using 2 x standard corsair screws in opposite corners. Then attach the fans with normal fan screws in the corners left free.
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Its sounds like it will be wonky but its not. It holds very well.

I will give it a try but may just go get the longer screws.. I say the 54cm will go through both fans and into the rad? Guess I would need alil longer if I have the NZXT dust cover on it..
post #28 of 31
LAP the H100!!! And the CPU, you can see as much as a 10c drop in temps.
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post #29 of 31
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I will give it a try but may just go get the longer screws.. I say the 54cm will go through both fans and into the rad? Guess I would need alil longer if I have the NZXT dust cover on it..

If you can get the longer screws, that would be best. Since the screws use the US system, I cant get them in Oz, Ive had to adapt, improvise and overcome smile.gif
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LAP the H100!!! And the CPU, you can see as much as a 10c drop in temps.

Yes, that would be an option of last resort, I suggest. Im not sure the OP would be all that comfortable with lapping at this stage. But, his call smile.gif
post #30 of 31
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Ill try to pick up the screws tomorrow.. maybe even bring the fans with me.to assure there long enough..

As far as lapping the h100 and cpu.. ive thought about that before i got a waterloop on my gaming rig.. i possibly consoder it on the H100 but i cant on the cpu bc it voids tje warranty and i picked up the microcenter to return it for a ivy bridge..

Think a lapping of the h100 along would be worth it?? Also u know how long.something like that takes or have a guide? Cant remember how it went.. wonder if its worth tje.price of all the sand paper lol
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