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hello! i've bought an HAF XB Evo
I would install my Liquid Cooler (ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 on the front) (and radiator of evga hybrid 980ti on the single 120mm fan slot on the rear) but i dont know how to setup the fan...
There are 3 solution: Solution 1, Solution 2 and Solution 3.
What i must use ??
Thanks

Solution 1 (Front Intake, Rear exhaust):



Solution 2 (Front exhaust, Rear exhaust):




Solution 3 (Front Intake, Rear Intake):


Edited by hidra - 6/21/16 at 12:54am
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Originally Posted by hidra View Post

hello! i've bought an HAF XB Evo
I would install my Liquid Cooler (ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 on the front) and (evga hybrid 980ti on the single 140mm fan slot on the rear) but i dont know how to setup the fan...
There are 3 solution: Solution 1, Solution 2 and Solution 3.
What i must use ??
Thanks

Solution 1 (Front Intake, Rear exhaust):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Solution 2 (Front exhaust, Rear exhaust):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Solution 3 (Front Intake, Rear Intake):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would go with solution 3. That is essentially what I have set up with an AIO CPU cooler in the front and a traditionally cooled graphics card. I also have the bottom fan on the back as an intake. As long as all of your intake fans are filtered (so if you do solution 3, the only ones you'd have to worry about are the ones on the back), you'll have positive air pressure (I think that's what it's called), meaning all of the random mesh and openings will have air flowing out of them, so they don't need to be filtered. As a result, you'll have virtually no dust in your case. In theory, anyways.
And I'm assuming you meant single 120mm slot in the rear, right?
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hello! i've bought an HAF XB Evo
I would install my Liquid Cooler (ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 on the front) and (evga hybrid 980ti on the single 140mm fan slot on the rear) but i dont know how to setup the fan...
There are 3 solution: Solution 1, Solution 2 and Solution 3.
What i must use ??
Thanks Airflow Options (Click to show)
Solution 1 (Front Intake, Rear exhaust):



Solution 2 (Front exhaust, Rear exhaust):




Solution 3 (Front Intake, Rear Intake):


I'm going with Option 1, even if Option 3 has its appeal.

With Option 3, the rear exhaust has no factory filtering. Altho can add one. The main issue I have with Option 3 is that the interior now has 2 sources of warmed/hot air to exhaust which could overwhelm most 200mm fans - the motherboard and gpu VRMs could suffer.

The great benefit of the XB is the clean front-to-back airflow (after a few mods).

Option 2 is the Dust Bunnies dream setup, so if you're into spontaneous dust moshes, it's a good choice.

Otherwise front intake/rear exhaust seems the best. Theoretically. That's the fun part of the XB, it's so easy to experiment with concepts. Suggest you try them all and let us know which was the best compromise.
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I'm going with Option 1, even if Option 3 has its appeal.

With Option 3, the rear exhaust has no factory filtering. Altho can add one. The main issue I have with Option 3 is that the interior now has 2 sources of warmed/hot air to exhaust which could overwhelm most 200mm fans - the motherboard and gpu VRMs could suffer.

The great benefit of the XB is the clean front-to-back airflow (after a few mods).

Option 2 is the Dust Bunnies dream setup, so if you're into spontaneous dust moshes, it's a good choice.

Otherwise front intake/rear exhaust seems the best. Theoretically. That's the fun part of the XB, it's so easy to experiment with concepts. Suggest you try them all and let us know which was the best compromise.

When you say "overwhelm", do you mean the CFM difference between intake and exhaust is too great?

I did the quick math with mine, and my intake (two 140mm and one 120mm) adds up to 182.295 CFM. The 200mm fan in my case is rated at 110 CFM. And yeah, those are theoretical values since they're filtered and one has a radiator on it, so that'll mess with the flow. But would you consider that to be too imbalanced?
I'm not going to be running this rig for too much longer, so nothing much is going to change, but I am rather curious at this point.
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When you say "overwhelm", do you mean the CFM difference between intake and exhaust is too great?

I did the quick math with mine, and my intake (two 140mm and one 120mm) adds up to 182.295 CFM. The 200mm fan in my case is rated at 110 CFM. And yeah, those are theoretical values since they're filtered and one has a radiator on it, so that'll mess with the flow. But would you consider that to be too imbalanced?
I'm not going to be running this rig for too much longer, so nothing much is going to change, but I am rather curious at this point.

Yes, most 200mm fans barely hit 50% of their cfm spec when there's even a little restriction. Which 200mm are you using?

Still worth trying tho. And then compare to Option 1.
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Yes, most 200mm fans barely hit 50% of their cfm spec when there's even a little restriction. Which 200mm are you using?

Still worth trying tho. And then compare to Option 1.

Cooler Master Megaflow. All the gritty details of my build are in my sig.

And before I ran that option 3 setup, I ran option 1. I switched after I finally got a 120mm fan filter. From what I remember, there wasn't a massive difference in CPU or GPU temperatures, but I think I was able to notice a difference in dust resting on various bits of my motherboard. Obviously there's still some that can settle from when my computer is off, but it looks rather clean on the inside, considering I haven't really dusted it in months.

Granted, I have never really paid attention to temperatures other than those of the CPU and GPU, so I can't really comment on your temperatures argument.
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Cooler Master Megaflow. All the gritty details of my build are in my sig.

And before I ran that option 3 setup, I ran option 1. I switched after I finally got a 120mm fan filter. From what I remember, there wasn't a massive difference in CPU or GPU temperatures, but I think I was able to notice a difference in dust resting on various bits of my motherboard. Obviously there's still some that can settle from when my computer is off, but it looks rather clean on the inside, considering I haven't really dusted it in months.

Granted, I have never really paid attention to temperatures other than those of the CPU and GPU, so I can't really comment on your temperatures argument.

If the temps are decent and there's less dust, then great. Since you're planning to upgrade the system soon, the VRM temps aren't a big deal. Unless you have a crazy high OC on the cpu and gpu.
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If the temps are decent and there's less dust, then great. Since you're planning to upgrade the system soon, the VRM temps aren't a big deal. Unless you have a crazy high OC on the cpu and gpu.

Yeah, no overclocking here. I've run this setup quite a bit for the past two years exactly as is, and I've had no problems hardware/reliability wise. I'm heading off to college this fall with just a laptop, so I'll have to figure out if/how a desktop will work in a few months after I get settled.
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Don't know how I never found this thread before.
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Originally Posted by hidra

hello! i've bought an HAF XB Evo
I would install my Liquid Cooler (ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 on the front) and (evga hybrid 980ti on the single 140mm fan slot on the rear) but i dont know how to setup the fan...
There are 3 solution: Solution 1, Solution 2 and Solution 3.
What i must use ??
Thanks


For my case, while I don't have a graphics card radiator (a I have no graphics card, I'm using i7 graphics) I do have a 240mm radiator and fan setup in the front. Base on reading the user guide and some other posts, I chose to mount it on the inside where I take in cool air from the outside. I also run a 200mm CoolerMaster fan on top and I've never had problems (I'm running my i7-6700k at 4.6 GHz). Also as the 240mm radiator is getting outside air, it gets it from the front which has a mesh which will keep some of the dust out.

So I believe in your case and going with a 120mm radiator/fan for the graphics card, I's say if you don't have or want a fan on top, I would go with #1. If you put in a top fan, then I'd suggest #3. With a dual fan in the front blowing air across the CPU radiator, a single fan on the GPU radiator and a top fan, you should get really good air flow and also still should have positive pressure (3 120mm input fans, 1 200 mm output fan).

I was able to get the cooler master 200mm fan from Amazon for under $20.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Alan
Edited by akb168 - 6/25/16 at 12:10pm
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