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Hi,

I was wondering whether I should add two of the case fans (HAF X top fans) to my H100i block, or just leave them plunged into the motherboard?

Anyone have anything thoughts on this?
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post #2 of 6
I know when I went P/P with my H100 It dropped my temp maybe 2-3C @ max speed, but the best part was that I could reach better temps at lower fan rpm and therefore get it quieter overall.

I don't know about taking them from within your case though. You must have had them in there fore a reason (intake/exhaust)

You might just want to pick up some extra fans.

Also, you'd want high hydrostatic pressure fans for your H100i, case fans tend to be very poor at this.

Look into Scythe GT-15s or Corsair Sp120s

Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks.

I am running Push-Pull as well. The H100i stock fans are pushing and the two 200mm fans at the top are pulling. The top 200mm are attached to the block via the splitter cable provided by the H100i. I don't know if it would be of any help to have them instead on the motherboard rather than the H100i block itself. It seems that the only benefit is that I can use the Link software to run the fans connected to the device.

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I would second the Corsair SP120s. Several degree improvement over what came with it. As for using the H100i for the fan controller etc. The link software Blows! You can manually adjust the fans with link easy enough. But most every other function it supposedly provides is useless. I ditched the block for controlling the fans and went to a sentry 2. Couldnt be happier. Only problem with the sentry is it only uses 3 pin fans. Still, the control is superior to MB 4 pins as well.
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I was never really sure if a fan controller was worth it. I MAY consider it. But I agree - the Link software does blow chunks.
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Well im not going to say there are not better options out there, there are. But for $25 on newegg. So far I am completely happy with this.

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