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Hey, I've got this case coming in the mail. I have a question about the fans.

I'm planning on replacing the existing fans with some fans I already have. I'm wanting to put 3 120mm Cougar Vortex (Have 4 of them, new, less then 2 weeks) as front intake, and a 140mm Cougar Vortex as rear exhaust. I'll set my h100i up in push as top exhaust. I do have a fan controller.

So, what do you guys think? Should I do as I mentioned above, or just use the stock fans for now? Noise shouldn't be a huge issue since I've got a fan controller, though I personally like the idea of 3 120mm vs just 2 140mm since it seems like it would cover much more area. My largest worry about the Cougar fans is the fact they seem to be more or less pressure focused. Being that there isn't a hdd cage, pressure isn't really something you're going for with this case front intakes.

I am willing to buy different fans, though I have to sit on the current ones I have for a min since I just bought them and want to minimize possible wife agro.
     
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Hey, I've got this case coming in the mail. I have a question about the fans.

I'm planning on replacing the existing fans with some fans I already have. I'm wanting to put 3 120mm Cougar Vortex (Have 4 of them, new, less then 2 weeks) as front intake, and a 140mm Cougar Vortex as rear exhaust. I'll set my h100i up in push as top exhaust. I do have a fan controller.

So, what do you guys think? Should I do as I mentioned above, or just use the stock fans for now? Noise shouldn't be a huge issue since I've got a fan controller, though I personally like the idea of 3 120mm vs just 2 140mm since it seems like it would cover much more area. My largest worry about the Cougar fans is the fact they seem to be more or less pressure focused. Being that there isn't a hdd cage, pressure isn't really something you're going for with this case front intakes.

I am willing to buy different fans, though I have to sit on the current ones I have for a min since I just bought them and want to minimize possible wife agro.

I have 3 Scythe GT 1850 as my intakes, 1 140mm Cougar Vortex (Blue LED) as rear exhasut and a h105 in push with 2 120mm Cougar Vortex (Blue LED) on top.
The 2 CV seem to make a a weird noise trying to push through the H105 vs the SP120s I had. I may end up swapping them into a pull instead.
The Scythe GT are SP(rad) fans but work well as un obstructed intakes.
They all work good though... If that helps at all?
IMO I do not use stock fans; just ew ugly.
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Yea, the stock fans are unattractive. Though to be honest, I didn't buy the cougar for the Orange, and didn't plan on moving to a new case (Wanted a case that allows my h100i to be setup in push). My old case hid the color of the fans. (The orange really does look good, but doesn't go with my Asus GPU/mobo at all)

My h100i uses the stock fans. When I first got it, I bought some of Corsair high pressure pwm fans to replace them. Those fans ended up making a weird grinding noise when hooked up to the link. I returned them, and just kept the stock fans since by that point I had gotten used to the noise they make when on low (I only set higher when stress testing, Vacuum).

I'll see how it works out. I mean, I'd be amazed if I didn't get really good cooling performance with about any half way decent fans I put in this case.
     
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My work in progress. Cant afford much in the way of guts right now so that will have to come later. Hope you enjoy!






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My work in progress. Cant afford much in the way of guts right now so that will have to come later. Hope you enjoy!
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Interesting choice of colors!
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Interesting choice of colors!

Thanks, its plum purple and electric green. The window panel is done now and I put what I have in the way of guts inside. I need to get some lighting and fans sorted out but its the general idea.


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Do you guys take any of the original coat of the case off?
or do you just paint over what is just there?
I'm wanting to repaint the grills and possible the motherboard plate either red or green
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Do you guys take any of the original coat of the case off?
or do you just paint over what is just there?
I'm wanting to repaint the grills and possible the motherboard plate either red or green

I just painted over the grills. I'm still not sure if I'm going to be painting the inside.I might, but that'll be when I need to clean my loop again.
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Do you guys take any of the original coat of the case off?
or do you just paint over what is just there?
I'm wanting to repaint the grills and possible the motherboard plate either red or green

Nope, I used a removable paint, that way when I am ready for something new I can just power wash it off back to the basic setup.
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Hello Guys!

Can anyone tell me if this case supports a thermaltake extreme 2.0 (38mm thickness) with 4 gentle typhoon push and pull on TOP or FRONT (total of 88mm)?

VGA: eVGA 780ti (11in/28cm lenght).

Thanks!
   
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