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I'm loving the case so far. I think I have everything now, except for my CPU/MOBO, will probably order the CPU within the next 2 weeks.

So far Since joining this thread less than a week ago, went out and grabbed:

Corsair Air540 Carbide Series Case
8x Corsair SP 120 EP's
Corsair H100i
Corsair AX1200i PSU
32GB G.Skill Trident X 2400 (ordering a 2nd later next month )
Samsung EVO 500gb
Samsung EVO 250 gb


Gonna order the magnetic filters for the case and the Braided cables for the PSU ( red color ) + the LED strip.

Also Seeing as the EVO 1TB is only about 130$ more than the 500 atm where I live, think I'll return the 500 & 250 and get that instead, given the advance in Controllers etc, I doubt this'll die out anytime soon.

Other than that, can't think of anything else to add except for the fan controller, which I had another one linked up as well wanted to ask peoples opinions on, I'll post later again once I find it!

overall the more you look @ this case, and the more you put into it as it gets filled it looks better and better!

Oh and good news! They're quick now about the casing, I sent in a ticket last night,and they shipped a replacement today saying 1-2 business days!

If you need a rush on it make sure to post your ticket # in the forum that provided a few posts up!


Where you gonna use the other four SP120s?

You have an H100i listed up there, and in P/P that accounts for half of your total...
And if you wanted to use them on the case openings, then the AF120s would be better in those positions.

Just my 2cents.gif


Thanks - T
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Where you gonna use the other four SP120s?

You have an H100i listed up there, and in P/P that accounts for half of your total...
And if you wanted to use them on the case openings, then the AF120s would be better in those positions.

Just my 2cents.gif


Thanks - T

Which side? AF for front and back? I thought SP was good for the Intake on the front at least. I still have time to take some back, and it was 3 in front 4 on top and 1 in the back. And typo (badly) its 4x 2packs so 8 total. Dunno why I put 8x 2 lol.

But yeah whats best recommended setup? vs all SP's. Appreciate it, I was just following the builds of others at this rate.
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Which side? AF for front and back? I thought SP was good for the Intake on the front at least. I still have time to take some back, and it was 3 in front 4 on top and 1 in the back. And typo (badly) its 4x 2packs so 8 total. Dunno why I put 8x 2 lol.

But yeah whats best recommended setup? vs all SP's. Appreciate it, I was just following the builds of others at this rate.


Someone tell me I'm wrong, but AFs are for air space, SPs are for radiators.

It's not that they won't work, it's that there's a better option based on the setup indicated!



Thanks - T
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Which side? AF for front and back? I thought SP was good for the Intake on the front at least. I still have time to take some back, and it was 3 in front 4 on top and 1 in the back. And typo (badly) its 4x 2packs so 8 total. Dunno why I put 8x 2 lol.

But yeah whats best recommended setup? vs all SP's. Appreciate it, I was just following the builds of others at this rate.

For the most part, the CFM difference between the AF and SP will be negligible in an open air setting (such as case intake with no radiator). The AF will be quieter at speed though, and the SP will future proof you if you ever intend to go with a water cooled setup. Really depends what you plan on doing before you can define a "best" setup. I bought 7 SP120's (3 intake and 4 push/pull h100) and eventually upgraded to a 240 and 360mm rad. Also, the rear fan is a 140mm.

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Someone tell me I'm wrong, but AFs are for air space, SPs are for radiators.

It's not that they won't work, it's that there's a better option based on the setup indicated!



Thanks - T

If you are trying to push air through a radiator, then you need a fan with good static pressure, hence the SP120 (static pressure) superiority over AF120 (air flow). You can use an SP120 for air flow or an AF120 for radiators, but they won't be in their "optimal" setting. You could very well use an AF120 for a pull setup, because Static pressure only applies to push configurations.

EDIT: I kinda reiterated what you said, apologies
Edited by DampMonkey - 9/27/13 at 1:42pm
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Corsair Air540 Carbide Series Case
8x Corsair SP 120 EP's
Corsair H100i
Corsair AX1200i PSU
32GB G.Skill Trident X 2400 (ordering a 2nd later next month )
Samsung EVO 500gb
Samsung EVO 250 gb

Why sure the retardedly high wattage? Are you doing 4 way SLI or crossfire?
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Why sure the retardedly high wattage? Are you doing 4 way SLI or crossfire?

Lol, 4 way requires more than 1200 watts. My friend with OC'd three way titans needs 1500 watts. Luckily for me that means I get a seasonic x1250 on the cheap. wink.gif
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Got the man's fans back in it. Rubber mounted fronts and rear. Rubber-gromit mounted rad-pull fans (top). I haven't mounted the bottom rad fans (2x NF-P12) yet because I want to see if the free and open case environment is what I want.






Edited by Cotton - 9/27/13 at 2:28pm
   
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If you are trying to push air through a radiator, then you need a fan with good static pressure, hence the SP120 (static pressure) superiority over AF120 (air flow). You can use an SP120 for air flow or an AF120 for radiators, but they won't be in their "optimal" setting. You could very well use an AF120 for a pull setup, because Static pressure only applies to push configurations.

EDIT: I kinda reiterated what you said, apologies

I noticed at the store they had a wall of fans plugged up, one of them was the performance SP 120 and I could barely feel air going through it ( 1500RPM) made me somewhat worried. So optimally (for now ) since fans are cheap anyways, just go for AF's on the front / back? Also is a 120 better for pushing than the 140 for the rear one or would the diff be hardly noticeable? I noticed some of the small fans @ the store were blasting air out lol.
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Why sure the retardedly high wattage? Are you doing 4 way SLI or crossfire?

2x Titans + OC 4960x + everything else and room for improvement.
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Lol, 4 way requires more than 1200 watts. My friend with OC'd three way titans needs 1500 watts. Luckily for me that means I get a seasonic x1250 on the cheap. wink.gif

1500....jeez, I was looking at going 3 eventually, just waiting on next months GPU release for the Titan to go down to grab another. What would be a good recommendation then? I was also looking @ the Corsair 900's that could link together, but they were out at the store.

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Got the man's fans back in it. Rubber mounted fronts and rear. Rubber-gromit mounted rad-pull fans (top). I haven't mounted the bottom rad fans (2x NF-P12) yet because I want to see if the free and open case environment is what I want.


Which Model are those for the Noctua? RPM wise etc, how loud are they? I've heard insanely good things about them, would have jumped @ them over the SP's initially had they been in stock ( For intake/exhaust).
Edited by LunaP - 9/27/13 at 2:34pm
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If you are trying to push air through a radiator, then you need a fan with good static pressure, hence the SP120 (static pressure) superiority over AF120 (air flow). You can use an SP120 for air flow or an AF120 for radiators, but they won't be in their "optimal" setting. You could very well use an AF120 for a pull setup, because Static pressure only applies to push configurations.

EDIT: I kinda reiterated what you said, apologies
This is wrong. The static pressure rating of the fan is the fans ability to work with resistance. Whether or not it is push or pull the resistance of a rad is still there so it will matter. I would keep the sp fans as your intake if they have any resistance to work through, be it rad, filters, or drive cages.

Don't worry Luna, your fans are good. You will get more static pressure from those sp fans than most of the fans on the market.
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