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Switching the position of my fans on the H100i Rad in a 650D

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The 650D has a nice mesh panel on the top. I like the way LEDs look through mesh.
In my build, I'm using the corsair H100i to cool the CPU. In pictures I've seen, the radiator in on top, with the fans below. Like so:



And clearly, in this configuration, you won't be able to see the LEDs from the top of the case.
So my question is, can i switch it, and put the fans on top on the radiator like so?



This way the fans will still pull air from the top of the radiator, rather than push air through the bottom. Does this work?
FYI - The white squares are the fans, the yellow is the H100i and the radiator. Green is air flow.
post #2 of 18
You should put two additional fans on the top and leave the fans that come with the h100 on the bottom, this way you have a push/pull configuration - which appears to be the most efficient for heat.
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post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by MorgsTouch View Post

You should put two additional fans on the top and leave the fans that come with the h100 on the bottom, this way you have a push/pull configuration - which appears to be the most efficient for heat.

That's was I was thinking see...but God I hope that fits in the 650D. I have a feeling it won't.
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My h100 is in push pull. Im using bitfenix spectre pros for my fans. The issue with other people is the motherboard heatsinks getting in the way.

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can kind of see how Mine sits over the heat sinks on my mobo in a cm690II (push/pull)
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post #7 of 18
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can kind of see how Mine sits over the heat sinks on my mobo in a cm690II (push/pull)

So...the H100i Rad with 4 fans on it in push/pull fits?
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So...the H100i Rad with 4 fans on it in push/pull fits?


Yes, It's:

Fans
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Rad
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post #10 of 18
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Oh I see. Damn that's ugly :/
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