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Boosting performance of a H100i whilst making it run quieter?

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I just installed my H100i yesterday, and although it's relatively quiet when I put the fans into "quiet" mode, I'm just looking at how I could get it running as quietly as possible... I'm running my i5 3570K at 4.3GHz @ 1.22V (hoping to get a bit higher OC yet). Currently my temps in Prime95 after an hour or so are up around 60 degrees centigrade (hottest core) so I do know that there's a considerable amount of headroom left temperature-wise.
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Replace it with an H220?
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Replace it with an H220?

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I was considering a H220, but for aesthetics and system integration, the H100i is hard to beat XD
So NF-F12s in push pull so I can still get decent SP while undervolting them? or just have them in pull?
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I was considering a H220, but for aesthetics and system integration, the H100i is hard to beat XD
So NF-F12s in push pull so I can still get decent SP while undervolting them? or just have them in pull?

No need for push pull on that skinny rad with a good fan like a NF-F12. Thats a lot of money for negligible performance gain. You really want to spend $50 for 0C to negligible temp drops? Stacking fans does not increase air flow it increases static pressure (which you will have more than enough with 2 NF-F12s), you wont see and performance increase.
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No need for push pull on that skinny rad with a good fan like a NF-F12. Thats a lot of money for negligible performance gain. You really want to spend $50 for 0-2C?

NF-F12s have good static pressure, but make a god-awful clicking noise when under-volted. The best in terms of static pressure with the ability to under-volt into silence is still the Gentle Typhoon AP-15. And its generally cheaper and doesn't look like poop.
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NF-F12s have good static pressure, but make a god-awful clicking noise when under-volted. The best in terms of static pressure with the ability to under-volt into silence is still the Gentle Typhoon AP-15. And its generally cheaper and doesn't look like poop.

The NF-F12 wasnt the focus of my post I shouldnt even of mentioned the name. I was trying to get across that 2 good rad fans is all thats necessary on an H100.
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2 radiator fans to push or pull air out? Or push/pull?
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2 radiator fans to push or pull air out? Or push/pull?

Its pretty close to negligible on thinner rads, push starts becoming more effective on thicker rads.

PUSH VS PULL The link doesn't compare thickness in rads.
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