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Guys

I have a question regarding fan control with Corsair Link for my soon-to-be new build in the 900D. I haven't used Corsair Link before and I know lots of people have reported major problems but I think the idea of it is fantastic and I'd love to try and get it to work for me.

I want to run two 480 rads each in push-pull so that's sixteen fans right there before I look at case fans. I want to create two 'groups', each being one rad with its eight fans, and control them using Corsair Link.

George very kindly posted his full component list a while back and included links to some interesting looking power distribution blocks (see below).

My question is, does using these blocks allow Corsair Link to control the fans as groups? For the life of me I can't see how. Sure, the block will get its power from the molex or PCIE cable but how will Corsair Link communicate with the fans and adjust them as necessary? I'm either being stupid or I'm hoping to do something that can't be done!

The only other way I could see to do it is to have two Cooling Nodes for each rad, each running four fans. I'm quite prepared to do that if that's the only way but if George was using those power distribution blocks, they must be doing something worthwhile!

If anyone could briefly explain I'd be most grateful. Mock if you will wink.gif
I have been using corsair link for a while now and I will admit getting it to work is the biggest bi**h but once you get the right firmware and release version it works like the charm. I did a lot of experimentation with it and these were my results.

My current commander has
  1. h100 with 4 fans
  2. AX860i
  3. 2 Lighting Nodes with 7 light sections
  4. 1 Cooling Node with 5 fans
here's a picture pointing to the lights biggrin.gif


When I was playing around I was able to use
  1. h100 with 4 fans
  2. AX860i
  3. 2 Lighting Nodes with 7 light sections
  4. 3 Cooling Nodes with 15 fans

The reason I love Corsair Link instead of a t-balancer or other like device is how easy it is to use with the GUI. Its a easy way to set lighting patterns, fan curves, and check the temps. Furthermore checking power supply performance just makes it better. It is a pain to set up and it is pricey but I don't regret my investment at all. I hope that helps!
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George.
Are the fans of the 900d PWM (4-pin) or (3-pin)?
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George.
Are the fans of the 900d PWM (4-pin) or (3-pin)?

Also, any chance for a discount on some sweet sweet SP120's for those who pre-ordered? biggrin.gif
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@MacClipper: A picture of the motherbosard tray, please?
Sigh, your request keeps slipping out of my mind... praying that these are clear enough though.








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@MacClipper: Thank you very much, the pictures are clear enough thumb.gif
There are 11 of 12 standoffs I need, but the missing one isn´t so needed so everything alright ^^
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Thanks for replying, Master Freez. Ideally I’m looking to run all my fans off Corsair Link without a separate fan controller. Perhaps if George gets a chance he could quickly explain the fan connections and controls in that demo rig.

I definitely don’t want a noisy rig! I’ve already bought Corsair SP120 Quiets for the rads and they’ll be in push-pull so I can run them at a low rpm for low noise.

The rest of my build is Asus MVF, 3570k, 16GB Dominator Platinum 1866, MSI R7950 TFIII OC V2 (a second will be added later), Corsair AX860i PSU, Bitspower tube res and compression fittings, Samsung 830 256GB boot drive, 1TB WD Green for storage, D5 pump and XSPC top. The waterblocks are Heatkiller Rev 3.0 for the CPU and Heatkiller 79x0 for the GPU. I'm leaning towards Watercool's HTSF2 LTX rads to keep the visual theme going. Some say they're not brilliant but I've read they work as well as any with low RPM fans.

I know some will say two 480 rads is overkill for the spec but I want to build it with future upgrades in mind and let’s face it, the 900D has plenty of space for them!

I’ll be doing some overclocking but nothing too extreme to start with. It’s something I haven’t done much of before, so want to take small steps with it!

Good luck with your build! Also...buy the D5 Vario version for changable speed and lowest noise. If i'm not wrong, Daniel from SingularityComputres told that BitsPower D5 ModKit can make noise of D5 lower.... Not sure about noise, but it makes outstanding look for d5 smile.gif
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Hey MacClipper or master freez, Could you help me with something, Would you be able to tell me exactly how long the bottom section of the case is where the PSU goes? I looked at your FAQ post Master Freez's where you stated that a 200mm psu will fit with a 240mm Rad but I still have a few more questions.

I ask as I would like to know how much space there is for cables between the PSU and the start of the radiator and I am also wondering If I can fit a 200mm ax1200 psu with a RX240 (280mm long)
I looked at the pictures and what appears to be an ax1200 has heaps of room so I am assuming it may be possible to fit a 220mm PSU (silverstone strider 1500w) with a 240 rad and a bit of cabling room??

The reason I ask is If I can get away with the strider 1500w I will but otherwise I plan on using 2 AX1200's (yes before you say anything, I know it is overkill wink.gif , but I have many future upgrades planned) with 2 RX240's side by side in front

EDIT: if anyone would want to recommend any PSU's I'm also considering the cooler master silent pro hybrid 1300w
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Hey MacClipper or master freez, Could you help me with something, Would you be able to tell me exactly how long the bottom section of the case is where the PSU goes? I looked at your FAQ post Master Freez's where you stated that a 200mm psu will fit with a 240mm Rad but I still have a few more questions.

I ask as I would like to know how much space there is for cables between the PSU and the start of the radiator and I am also wondering If I can fit a 200mm ax1200 psu with a RX240 (280mm long)
I looked at the pictures and what appears to be an ax1200 has heaps of room so I am assuming it may be possible to fit a 220mm PSU (silverstone strider 1500w) with a 240 rad and a bit of cabling room??

The reason I ask is If I can get away with the strider 1500w I will but otherwise I plan on using 2 AX1200's (yes before you say anything, I know it is overkill wink.gif , but I have many future upgrades planned) with 2 RX240's side by side in front

EDIT: if anyone would want to recommend any PSU's I'm also considering the cooler master silent pro hybrid 1300w

Get the corsair AX1200, or the AX 1200i. Corsair's PSU, hell, everything from these is hands down the best ***** money can buy. But, as far as PSU, they have been tested to run basically at 90%+ efficiency all day long. Aint nobody got time for that 80% ***** wink.gif

go corsair!
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Damn, one retailer has this case listed here in Finland, and the price is 406€ frown.gif
Wish that someone would buy my Haf X, because i want this case so bad biggrin.gif
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Hey MacClipper or master freez, Could you help me with something, Would you be able to tell me exactly how long the bottom section of the case is where the PSU goes? I looked at your FAQ post Master Freez's where you stated that a 200mm psu will fit with a 240mm Rad but I still have a few more questions.

I ask as I would like to know how much space there is for cables between the PSU and the start of the radiator and I am also wondering If I can fit a 200mm ax1200 psu with a RX240 (280mm long)
I looked at the pictures and what appears to be an ax1200 has heaps of room so I am assuming it may be possible to fit a 220mm PSU (silverstone strider 1500w) with a 240 rad and a bit of cabling room??

The reason I ask is If I can get away with the strider 1500w I will but otherwise I plan on using 2 AX1200's (yes before you say anything, I know it is overkill wink.gif , but I have many future upgrades planned) with 2 RX240's side by side in front

EDIT: if anyone would want to recommend any PSU's I'm also considering the cooler master silent pro hybrid 1300w

First, the best PSU on the market is AX1200i, the most effecient and the best cabling possibilities, also it's only 200 mm long. 90% from 1200 is 1080w, 80% from 1500 is 1200, real difference is only about 120 watts, if count by 80+ standart.

Secondary, you DONT NEED 1500w Stryder or 1300w from CoolerMaster, fan on the AX1200i is quieter and not even spinning at ~300w load, if i'm not wrong. Also stryder...there is no sleeved cable kits for it and it's really long. Plus, the first partys of stryder was dead after some usage, if, again, i'm not wrong.

So....my opinion is AX1200i for everything. Yes, one, not two of them. One 1200w psu can handle Dual CPU motherboard with 3-way SLi\Crossfire. Just to be sure, you can ask any user with your future configuration.
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