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Hi, I currently have a Corsair H100i push setup. I was thinking of configuring it to as a push pull setup. I plan to buy 1 pair of Corsair SP series fans. As I don't really want to waste the stock fans instead of buying 2 pairs of SP fans

Question is, would it be alright to use the SP fans as push configuration and use the stock fans as pull? How will it differ to SP fans in both push & pull? Will the SP fans (Push) and Stocks fans (Pull) have better temp? Thanks!
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Absolutely, I encourage mixing of fans and have done it many times. The mixing fan phobia generate by forum members is really just another forum myth by users not knowing. I have yet to see any testing to show it being a problem. Actually I have found mixing two different fans to be a benefit at times. When testing the H220 I found two AP15s plus two Helix to be a great match. The helix alone seemed to have a little harmonic under pressure in push only that goes away and smooths out when the GTs were added. Also anytime you mix like fan speeds you can get rpm harmonics so having fans at speeds that are a few hundred off is a good thing.

Noctua even does mixing of fans and speeds on their NH-D14.

While it may not make sense to mix 5000rpm Deltas with 1200rpm yates, I sure wouldn't worry about 500rpm differences particularly when resistance like a radiator is keeping air flows well below either fans max air flow rate. Mixing fans is a good thing..
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Thanks mate!
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