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It's better for the CPU but worse for the GPU to have the top 2 fans as intake. You should experiment though with your particular set up, but that's what I've confirmed for mine.
   
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Thanks, probably same for me since i'm getting the same front intake fan as you. Prefer slightly higher gpu temps than loads of dust though.
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My GPU temperature went up 5-7 degrees after putting an H100i as intake at the top. I know it's not the warm air, because my processor barely heats up in games (low to mid 40s most of the time)--pretty great cooler--so the air going through the radiator's barely warmed. Looking at the fluid temperature of H100i, it doesn't go up by much at all. So its' more like the air from the fans blowing down is choking the GPU airflow. I have to run those fans on low now to save the card from going over 70C and throttling, but it's actually fine, since the fans on the radiator are Gentle Typhoons AP-14s, and even at 700-800RPM with push/pull I get great cooling. If I turn them up to 1200RPM+, GPU temperature goes up to 71-72C easily. Otherwise it floats around 67-68C.

The reason it bothers me personally is that when the fans on the GPU have to spin faster to compensate for higher GPU temperature, they get louder, so basically I had to find a balanced RPM for the push/pull intake fans to have the processor stay cool and the GPU to stay under 70C.

I too prefer for my overclocked processor to stay cool, since I don't do as much gaming. Also, this is for closed-loop water-cooling. If you have a physical heatsink, it's not necessarily going to be beneficial to have fans blowing down onto it, disrupting the front-to-back airflow. I got better CPU temperatures when I had no top fans installed at all, back when I used a copper heatsink air cooler.
Edited by ElevenEleven - 11/30/12 at 8:58am
   
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Holy balls welshmouse, got enough power under the hood?

if there's one thing my mum taught me its not to do things by halves.

and don't talk to strangers.

mostly the halves thing though.
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My GPU temperature went up 5-7 degrees after putting an H100i as intake at the top. I know it's not the warm air, because my processor barely heats up in games (low to mid 40s most of the time)--pretty great cooler--so the air going through the radiator's barely warmed. Looking at the fluid temperature of H100i, it doesn't go up by much at all. So its' more like the air from the fans blowing down is choking the GPU airflow. I have to run those fans on low now to save the card from going over 70C and throttling, but it's actually fine, since the fans on the radiator are Gentle Typhoons AP-14s, and even at 700-800RPM with push/pull I get great cooling. If I turn them up to 1200RPM+, GPU temperature goes up to 71-72C easily. Otherwise it floats around 67-68C.
The reason it bothers me personally is that when the fans on the GPU have to spin faster to compensate for higher GPU temperature, they get louder, so basically I had to find a balanced RPM for the push/pull intake fans to have the processor stay cool and the GPU to stay under 70C.
I too prefer for my overclocked processor to stay cool, since I don't do as much gaming. Also, this is for closed-loop water-cooling. If you have a physical heatsink, it's not necessarily going to be beneficial to have fans blowing down onto it, disrupting the front-to-back airflow. I got better CPU temperatures when I had no top fans installed at all, back when I used a copper heatsink air cooler.

Thanks,

I might buy a big sheet of dust filter material and just apply it to the side of the case with the perforated holes. First i'll try top as exhaust though, my gpu is reference blower design.
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Just to keep everyone updated, my MATX mod is finally done.
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I am done with water in this case. Too many issues. Shorted out a motherboard, and now the pump is dead.

back to air I go. f anyone is looking for any water stuff.... let me know.
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I am done with water in this case. Too many issues. Shorted out a motherboard, and now the pump is dead.
back to air I go. f anyone is looking for any water stuff.... let me know.

meeee
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I am done with water in this case. Too many issues. Shorted out a motherboard, and now the pump is dead.
back to air I go. f anyone is looking for any water stuff.... let me know.

I am! What do you have?
   
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I am! What do you have?

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