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so I have been back and forth for a while now with different cpu's and case setups. This is my first full entire custom build on my own. I have seen countless videos on how to put in the h100 in my haf x.

nowhere near as hard as it seems took like 10 mintues

i did setup up with 2 200mm fans up top and push pull but it seemed fans where actually fighting eachother like the guy in the youtube video with 4 cougar fans and the top 2 200mm cooler master stock fans.

my temps actually got better with just the 2 corsair fans pushing out the top without the top 200mm fans and no pulling fans since in the half x the 240mm radiator doesn't line up right with the 2nd top exhaust hole which cause fans flow to hit top of case and mess up air flow.

so just 2 stock corsair fans pushing though up top, than i case modded a stock corsair fan above my dvd drive and replaced the front 230mm cooler master stock led fan with another corsair stock fan and kept in the stock cooler master 140mm fan and no side intake at all




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post #2 of 13
Better to have the fans in pull. Pulling fresh cool air into the case (and through your radiator). Also put one of the 200mm's on the side. Really helps cool your GPU.
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that's what I am telling you the 200mm fan comes stock on the side after all congurations the setup up I am using now yields the best results meaning no side fan the corsair fans puch out 2800rpms that are the 2 fans that are intake at the front of my case, the the stock 140 as rear exhaust and two top corsair fans on radiator. my case flow is so good I don't have the use the h100 as an intake as most would.
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that's what I am telling you the 200mm fan comes stock on the side after all congurations the setup up I am using now yields the best results meaning no side fan the corsair fans puch out 2800rpms that are the 2 fans that are intake at the front of my case, the the stock 140 as rear exhaust and two top corsair fans on radiator. my case flow is so good I don't have the use the h100 as an intake as most would.

I dont see how your GPU would run cooler without a side fan or why you would want to pull hot air from inside your case through your radiator and then out the case. Doesn't make sense logically, but if it works for you then cool. wink.gif
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I don't montor my gpu temp closely I have a gtx680 so I don't overclock it plus it is the overclocked edition. I am looking only to improve cpu temps alone not gpu
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post #6 of 13
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with the front intake and side intake before plus the gpu fans its almost as if the air was getting trapped right below the fan of the gtx680 I tested it with dry ice. after removing the side fan the fog goes in then right out immediately top and back

I think I would be better if I put a 200mm intake back in on the side again but do the other case mod where another rear fans is attached for the gpu's exhaust, but in my head that is more work than needed when the card is still being cooled by the powerful 2800rpm corsair intake fans and of course its stock gpu fan
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post #7 of 13
I also have a Haf-x and a h100. I have 2 of the cougar vortex's (pwm version) on the h100 pushing air out of the case and the 2 top 200mm fans pulling out. I also have a 120 in the bay area. But i found that having the 200mm fan intake on the side door it dropped my gpu temps by about 5 drg. I also put a 120 on the hard drive bay too. Mostly just the same as you. Exhaysting the air out the case with the h100 is about the best with this case. Your case looks good. still with the stock h100 fans before i went with the cougars
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post #8 of 13
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very nice I see you were like me coming from a big heatsink. I am sure now that everyone mentions it my gpu temps would drop, weird how my cpu temps dropped though after removing the side 200mm intake
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post #9 of 13
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it still seems like the side and front intakes and gpu fans all collide paths of air right at the center of the case and just ligers right there. after taking out the side fan it goes from the front right out the back and top like it should maybe just my setup up with my fans
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Don't think i saw any different temps cpu ways. I know with the 120 in the bay area my cpu temps will be a little lower becaue of the fresh air being blown to the h100. Yeah i really don't like having a big heavy heatsink hanging from my board. I idle around 28 and it is about low 40's when gaming. And that is on the lowest setting
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