Originally Posted by Caldeio
Buying either a h110 or h100i and then saving for an Intel CPU and asus ATX tuf series board.
Hey, just as an FYI, the H110 likely can't do push/pull when installed on top. The width of the fans and radiator at 140mm would have clearance issues with your mobo if the ATX 8 pin 12V is also located at the top.
Originally Posted by Thomastasa
Hi! I just bought this awesome case and a corsair H110 water cooling unit. FYI i dont know much about watercooling hence the all in one unit. Also I am only going to be using the supplied fans (the 3 with the case and 2 with the h110).
I was going to mount the h110 up top in pull as an exhaust. But then i got thinking. If i swapped out the 2 stock fans in front and placed them up top as an exhaust, and then mounted the h110 as intake in the front as push (or would pull be better?) would that be better cooling for the comp? I haven't seen much info on the net with using all in one units only in the front. Most cases only support top mounting.
What do you guys think is the best setup for the H110 in this case? I plan to overclock some so i would like to keep everything as frosty as possible. I got a few days till the mobo/cpu arrives. Please let me know what you think
I currently have the H110 installed on top with fans in pull, and three 120mm fans installed as front intake. My 4670k is overclocked to 4.4GHz at a lofty 1.24V (AIDA64 12h stable). Because the fans on the H110 are connected to the motherboard headers, the CPU temp hits 76C at the beginning of the stress test, then settles in the high 50s as the fans ramp up with 22C ambient.
I would suggest installing the H110 on top. If you install it at the front of the case, you're impeding airflow into the case for the rest of your components whereas having it installed on top, it's plenty cool for moderate overclock. In addition you'd have to figure out how you will set up your fans to manage a positive pressure in the case because you have a radiator in the front, and three unimpeded 140mm fans at 1100rpm as exhaust. If you run your H110 fans off the mobo fan profiles, which you likely will because they are loud at 1500rpm, when you're not running full bore you'll have negative pressure. All else equal, three 120mm fans provide better airflow than two 140mm fans. So you'd want the best airflow into the case and putting the H110 there limits you to two 140mm fans. Finally, don't forget that if installed in the front, not only will the fans have to deal with the radiator, they will have to deal with the front filter.
*edit to add (in addition to the OCD edits I've done above)*
The reason I did the H110 in pull was to make the radiator easier to clean after I saw the following Linus video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyC3lZ5WFMkEdited by Atokade - 8/13/13 at 7:32am