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Crap. Looks like the H100 isn't going to work in push/pull with my motherboard. The bottom mounted fans conflict with the CPU power cable on the board. Have to go with Corsair's recommended installation on the 600T case, which is two fans above the top mesh grill pushing down against the radiator. Kind of sucks, because I'll have to go with less than optimal airflow. Heat rises, so it seems kind of counter-intuitive to me to set up airflow pushing downwards. Oh well frown.gif. Currently, I've got the top two 120s as intake, doing a push on the H100. I'm thinking of also putting the rear 120 and 2 door mounted 120's as intake and having the front 200mm as an exhaust. Is this too much positive pressure? I'm open to suggestions.
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I'd make 2 fans on rad exhausts, 1 rear exhaust, 2 sides intakes and front a intake.
    
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I'd make 2 fans on rad exhausts, 1 rear exhaust, 2 sides intakes and front a intake.

I agree that's the most logical flow of air (and pretty much the way I wanted to go when I had push/pull in mind) but isn't it more effective to have two fans pushing into the H100 than just two pulling from it? I guess the best way to find out is to test it smile.gif Right now, I'm getting idle temps around 29-30 and 60 at full load (after 10 minutes on Prime95).

I'm happy with those numbers but to be honest, I'm a little torn on the H100. It's definitely the loudest thing in my box. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's faulty. It's not clicking or grinding or any of the other stuff you hear (knock on wood). But it's definitely there. All my other fans, on the other hand, are whisper quiet. Anyone know what kind of numbers I could expect with a Xigmatek Gaia plugged in?
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I agree that's the most logical flow of air (and pretty much the way I wanted to go when I had push/pull in mind) but isn't it more effective to have two fans pushing into the H100 than just two pulling from it? I guess the best way to find out is to test it smile.gif Right now, I'm getting idle temps around 29-30 and 60 at full load (after 10 minutes on Prime95).
I'm happy with those numbers but to be honest, I'm a little torn on the H100. It's definitely the loudest thing in my box. Don't get me wrong, I don't think it's faulty. It's not clicking or grinding or any of the other stuff you hear (knock on wood). But it's definitely there. All my other fans, on the other hand, are whisper quiet. Anyone know what kind of numbers I could expect with a Xigmatek Gaia plugged in?

Are you water cooling your GPU? Cause i don't remember if you were or not, cause if you are then you could make the fans as intakes on ur rad. Also fans that are very popular with watercooling folks are GT-AP 15's there amazing and super quiet at max which is what you'd want in WC set up. Something that will benefit your rad great while being quiet.
    
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Are you water cooling your GPU? Cause i don't remember if you were or not, cause if you are then you could make the fans as intakes on ur rad. Also fans that are very popular with watercooling folks are GT-AP 15's there amazing and super quiet at max which is what you'd want in WC set up. Something that will benefit your rad great while being quiet.

No, just the CPU with an H100. I'm not that ambitious wink.gif I'm actually pretty pleased with the Cougar Vortex's I have hitting the radiator now. Very quiet and seem to be doing the job. Had to come into work today but hopefully I can test an alternate airflow config later.
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No, just the CPU with an H100. I'm not that ambitious wink.gif I'm actually pretty pleased with the Cougar Vortex's I have hitting the radiator now. Very quiet and seem to be doing the job. Had to come into work today but hopefully I can test an alternate airflow config later.

That's cool. But intakes on the rad should do good too
    
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I'd say if you don't like the sound on the H100, your best bet would be to get a silver arrow or a NH-D14. The noctua fans are silent and very high quality (to even buy the fans stand alone is 20-25 bucks). Beyond that, the performance you'll get out of one of those double-heatsink setups is roughly similar to the H100.
 
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I'd say if you don't like the sound on the H100, your best bet would be to get a silver arrow or a NH-D14. The noctua fans are silent and very high quality (to even buy the fans stand alone is 20-25 bucks). Beyond that, the performance you'll get out of one of those double-heatsink setups is roughly similar to the H100.

Yeah i owned an NH-D14 for awhile. My fav on the market.
    
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My only beef with the Noctua is it's size. I'm worried about it conflicting with my high profile RAM. Definitely the nice thing about the H100 is that it leaves the motherboard fairly open.
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My only beef with the Noctua is it's size. I'm worried about it conflicting with my high profile RAM. Definitely the nice thing about the H100 is that it leaves the motherboard fairly open.

Yeah it will conflict with high profile ram. Had to take the heatsinks off my ram when i used it.
    
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