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post #31 of 67
Well H100i is 0.6c cooler than H100, but is 3.1dBA louder.
It's possible to improve performance with better fans, but that's also more money.
You might find some of Martin's write-ups interesting.
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/02/18/why-static-pressure-max-flow-specs-are-poor-measures-of-fan-performance/
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What would be a good case fan from Noctua? I have been leaning towards the NF-A14 ULN, but would be open to others, if anyone has had any experience with them.
I would suggest the NH-A14 PWMs with PWM control. wink.gif
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All intakes act as exhausts and vice versa (or rather the openings opposite them), the air has to go to/come from somewhere. My setup is mostly a positive pressure "push", rather than a negative pressure "pull". The total CFM of the 7950 reference coolers and the CPU fan is about a quarter my intake, and when I was running that setup, as much air came out of the case between/around the cards as through them.

You had a wind tunnel with the d14 and pressure from front fans pushing everything out to the back, OP wouldnt have with the H100 that was my thought. smile.gif


Edit: already ph34r-smiley.gif
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Well H100i is 0.6c cooler than H100, but is 3.1dBA louder.
It's possible to improve performance with better fans, but that's also more money.
You might find some of Martin's write-ups interesting.
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2013/02/18/why-static-pressure-max-flow-specs-are-poor-measures-of-fan-performance/
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I would suggest the NH-A14 PWMs with PWM control. wink.gif

Thanks for all of your help on this! I would say the Noctua NH-A14 fans and Swiftech splitter would be a good match up for my case and then maybe some NF-F12 PWMs for radiator replacement fans!?
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I'm not up on CLC and how the pump & fans are controlled or what fans are best. Sorry.
Swiftech 8-way splitter is good.
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I'm not up on CLC and how the pump & fans are controlled or what fans are best. Sorry.
Swiftech 8-way splitter is good.

No worries, thanks for all of your help!! thumb.gif
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post #37 of 67
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You had a wind tunnel with the d14 and pressure from front fans pushing everything out to the back, OP wouldnt have with the H100 that was my thought. smile.gif

The D14 doesn't need to be there for the same effect.
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I respectfully disagree, I just dont think the air will be pushed forwards quickly enough with the acx cooler mixing it up in there with the heated air from the h100. Im not saying it wont work i just think you can get it cooler around the Gpu better with another method in this situation. Of course I cant prove it thats why i suggested OP experiment and see what works best.
post #39 of 67
Personally I don't want a 'wind tunnel'. Controlled / guided airflow to and from components is much better.. and quieter too. biggrin.gif
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Personally I don't want a 'wind tunnel'. Controlled / guided airflow to and from components is much better.. and quieter too. biggrin.gif

That "wind tunnel" effect is exactly what I am trying to avoid, want to make sure I am getting good flow across all of the components
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