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Best place for Corsair H100

Poll Results: In case this doesn't work which other cooler is best

 
  • 66% (2)
    Corsair H80
  • 0% (0)
    Corsair H60
  • 33% (1)
    Antec Kuhler 920
  • 0% (0)
    Antec Kuhler 620
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey guys i wanna get a H100 for my amd fx8120 but
my problem is i can't figure out where to place the h100
in my case without actually having it, i want to get 2 extra fans
for each side of the radiator, and i would also like to know the bes direction for he airflow


here are my specs

CASE: Thermaltake Mk-1 Chaser
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990FX
CPU: AMD FX8120 Black Edition
GPU: MSI R6850 OC Cyclone Edition
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 720w
RAM: 3 x 4GB Sticks Kingston 1600 HyperX

all the fans on the case are in the same place and configuration as when i bought it
i may be looking to buy some more of the 200mm fans/moving them around for airflow direction
depending on what is the best position for the h100 for max cooling efficiency
i would also like to be able to keep the top and front panel on the case (removable), but
i'd be happy to take them off should i need to

last thing is that the left side and back of the case are closest to walls



Thanks in advance
post #2 of 7
Im not sure about your case but have a look here and see what you can find..

http://www.overclock.net/t/1144409/h80-h100-case-compatibility-thread-page-1-for-full-listings

I know I had to heavily mod my CM690 to fit the rad but have a look at that web page.

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post #3 of 7
Based on the specs from thermaltake's website you'll have to replace the top 200x200 single fan, which will fit 2x120mm which is the specs of the radiator i believe. Adding two fans to make it a push pull will probably help a degree or two. I believe this is the ONE time where you you make the TOP now an INTAKE because you want the coolest air possible going through the cooler. Also, negative pressure will keep hot air from being slammed up against it at the top. this is the only instance i'd probably ever advocate top intake negative pressure.

The H80 is only about 1 degree warmer on average than the H100, but it's already push/pull out of the box, so a H100 push/pull may beat an H80 by 2-3 degrees. I'll let you decide if that warrants the cost and placement issues.

Here's a guy doing it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0iNedBOzLA
note that that part of the radiator is blocked by the metal between what should be two separate 140 fans.
Edited by Doodles - 4/10/12 at 7:46pm
2011 Gaming Build
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 2x AMD 4870s 2x4gb GSkill RipjawsX 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 3 WD Caviar Black Corsair H60 Windows 7 professsional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Samsung BX2331 Corsair ATXv2 850W Thermaltake Element G MX518 
AudioAudio
Sennheisser HD555 Klipsch 2.1 promedia 
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i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 2x AMD 4870s 2x4gb GSkill RipjawsX 1866 
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OCZ vertex 3 WD Caviar Black Corsair H60 Windows 7 professsional 
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Samsung BX2331 Corsair ATXv2 850W Thermaltake Element G MX518 
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Sennheisser HD555 Klipsch 2.1 promedia 
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post #4 of 7
PS i found this thread in computer cases too, I'm not sure double posting is allowed...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 2x AMD 4870s 2x4gb GSkill RipjawsX 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 3 WD Caviar Black Corsair H60 Windows 7 professsional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Samsung BX2331 Corsair ATXv2 850W Thermaltake Element G MX518 
AudioAudio
Sennheisser HD555 Klipsch 2.1 promedia 
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2011 Gaming Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asrock P67 Extreme4 2x AMD 4870s 2x4gb GSkill RipjawsX 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ vertex 3 WD Caviar Black Corsair H60 Windows 7 professsional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Samsung BX2331 Corsair ATXv2 850W Thermaltake Element G MX518 
AudioAudio
Sennheisser HD555 Klipsch 2.1 promedia 
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post #5 of 7
From what ive read you can fit an H100 in the top of that case.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yeah sorry about that, I'm kinda new to the forum and couldn't decode where to start the thread, also i needed a quick answer
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Had another thought about the whole situation
due to the fact that the case already has great airflow at the moment, (the top exhaust still provides colder than room temp air)
and the fact that i'm not exactly a proffesional overclocker, or have any interest in beating any records, etc, i figure the H80 mounted on the back
would suit fine, only i would probably get 2 noctua fans instead of use the corsair one, as i'm trying to create a pretty quit build,
i'm guessing that sshould be exquivelant to the h100 price
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