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Is it a big deal if I use non pwm fans on the h220 (I was looking at the corsair high static pressure fans). I was thinking about connecting the case fans to an 8 way splitter, and the 4 fans on the rad to a separate splitter. Would I be able to control both of these groupings separately via the bios? If it doesnt make much of a difference I will just order all corsair fans and return/sell the xilence fans.
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Bro , take the corsair dominator platinum or vengeance ..... These ram are ruling
And for the cooling , take corsair hydro series they are hell good
post #73 of 131
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Is it a big deal if I use non pwm fans on the h220 (I was looking at the corsair high static pressure fans). I was thinking about connecting the case fans to an 8 way splitter, and the 4 fans on the rad to a separate splitter. Would I be able to control both of these groupings separately via the bios? If it doesnt make much of a difference I will just order all corsair fans and return/sell the xilence fans.

First off, you don't want to run an 8 way, or even 4 way, splitter off a fan header on the MB, you will burn up the fan header (and possibly the MB). MB fan headers are not meant to take that kind of amperage. Second, my best suggestion would be to go with the Corsair SP high performance fans for your rads and AF fans for any non-rad fan locations (or just go with SP fans for all, which would be just as good and easier to manage). I know the SP fans (not sure about the AF fans) come with a resistance adapter which cuts them down to either 5 or 7 volts (can't remember which). What I would do is hook up everything straight to the splitters and see how the noise is, if it is too loud, throw the resistance adapters on the non-rad fans and try again. If it is still too loud, throw the rest of the resistance adapters on and you should be good.

I’m running 4 of the SP HP fans right now outside of my case (on an external rad) without the resistance adapters and I don’t think they are loud at all. If you are putting them inside the case, you probably won’t hear them. If you do, you can put the adapters on them and drop the RPMs / reduce the noise.

I know this doesn’t give you the kind of control you were looking for, but I would strongly recommend not using the MB fan headers, as they are just not made to handle the kind of amps that multiple fans pull. You can usually get away with running 2 fans per header, but anything over that would be kind of a risk. If you are still wanting to try it, you can look at the booklet that came with the MB, see if it list the max amps for the fan headers and compare that to what the fans would pull and see if you are safe (my bet would be that it would not be, but I could be wrong). If you’re not sure on the math the calculate the amps the fans would pull, post what the MB book says and the fans you want to use and I can figure it up for you.

If you are wanting to be able to control the fan speed, your best bet for running this many fans is to go with a decent fan controller. If you do decide to go that route, let me know, I’ve a done a ton of research on them and I can let you know what would work for the particular situation you are looking for (how many fans you want to control with each channel, how many fans total, what fans, etc.).

Last thing, about the fans, please, please don’t go with the grey/red fans, that would look horrible with the build!!! Personally, as I said before, I would say to go with the Corsair SP HP fans, for the money, they really are awesome.

As always, good luck with the build!!!!!
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First off, you don't want to run an 8 way, or even 4 way, splitter off a fan header on the MB, you will burn up the fan header (and possibly the MB). MB fan headers are not meant to take that kind of amperage. Second, my best suggestion would be to go with the Corsair SP high performance fans for your rads and AF fans for any non-rad fan locations (or just go with SP fans for all, which would be just as good and easier to manage). I know the SP fans (not sure about the AF fans) come with a resistance adapter which cuts them down to either 5 or 7 volts (can't remember which). What I would do is hook up everything straight to the splitters and see how the noise is, if it is too loud, throw the resistance adapters on the non-rad fans and try again. If it is still too loud, throw the rest of the resistance adapters on and you should be good.

I’m running 4 of the SP HP fans right now outside of my case (on an external rad) without the resistance adapters and I don’t think they are loud at all. If you are putting them inside the case, you probably won’t hear them. If you do, you can put the adapters on them and drop the RPMs / reduce the noise.

I know this doesn’t give you the kind of control you were looking for, but I would strongly recommend not using the MB fan headers, as they are just not made to handle the kind of amps that multiple fans pull. You can usually get away with running 2 fans per header, but anything over that would be kind of a risk. If you are still wanting to try it, you can look at the booklet that came with the MB, see if it list the max amps for the fan headers and compare that to what the fans would pull and see if you are safe (my bet would be that it would not be, but I could be wrong). If you’re not sure on the math the calculate the amps the fans would pull, post what the MB book says and the fans you want to use and I can figure it up for you.

If you are wanting to be able to control the fan speed, your best bet for running this many fans is to go with a decent fan controller. If you do decide to go that route, let me know, I’ve a done a ton of research on them and I can let you know what would work for the particular situation you are looking for (how many fans you want to control with each channel, how many fans total, what fans, etc.).

Last thing, about the fans, please, please don’t go with the grey/red fans, that would look horrible with the build!!! Personally, as I said before, I would say to go with the Corsair SP HP fans, for the money, they really are awesome.

As always, good luck with the build!!!!!

I dont know why I even said to plug them into the mobo because the spliiter goes from a molex into the psu. I already ordered the sp's for the rad and af's for the case. I will just have to sell them because i am not shipping them all the way back to Britain. It is a shame because they seems like a nice well built fan, but it looks like crap on the build. Yes, I am interested in pwering the fans. As of right now I will have 7 case fans I would like controlled for airflow, and the 4 rad fans controlled separately. What is your recommendation.
post #75 of 131
OK, what fans are you going to be using? I'll need to look at the power draw of the fans and then I can match them to a fan controller. Also, are all 4 fans going to be on 1 rad? As for the airflow fans, are you going with the setup you have on the first page (2 up front, 2 on bottom, 1 inside, 1 on top, 1 on back)?
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post #76 of 131
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Same set up as the previous one but not the xilence fans.. 4 sp 120 quiets for the rad and the rest will be af 140 quiets for the case fans
Edited by guinner16 - 3/5/13 at 3:51pm
post #77 of 131
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Got another delivery today, alog with a little bit of disappointment. I am still waiting on a couple of the bitfenix sleeved cables, but I got most of them in and installed, and I like them. I am however disppointed with the Primoflex red tubing as it is very orange. I even tried looking at it in different light, and was orange in all lights. I may just stick with the black tubing on the H220, or go with clear tubing and red dye down the road. I may call the compny i got it from and see if they will do a swap with the clear tubing. Anyway, here is a picture of it so far. I am expecting the fans by friday and the h220 by monday. At that point I will be waiting on more sleeved cables, but I may try to fire it up and install those later on. Any thoughts comments concerns?

post #78 of 131
Looks nice and clean. No SLI bridge though?
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post #79 of 131
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Looks nice and clean. No SLI bridge though?

Lol. Yes I have one. Im just getting everything organized first and then will put all the little suff on. Having said that I jinx myself and forget to put it on.
post #80 of 131
That is a very clean build. thumb.gif

Although the fact the sleeving is a little wound up and the 24 pin is pulled up a bit annoys me. biggrin.gif
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