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Awesome setup...so is it cool to put mine up front as an intake like you did yours?? I can put it as an exhaust but I'm gonna have to move my top mounted X61 and it might look a bit goofy

yeah, you can for sure. I would set your top X61 as an intake as well, that will blow right down onto the memory and your VRM heatsinks and help cool that, and then since both AIO's will be intakes and they get choked from the rads a bit, your single exhaust fan in the back will exhaust the right amount of intake air just fine by itself. That way you also have fresh ambient air going into both of your rads and you're not taking the heat from the front AIO and pushing that into the top AIO and making your cpu warmer that it would be. My setup was 3x 120mm intake in front at XXX rmps, and 2x 140mm intake on the H110 up top, and then I had a single 140mm exhaust at 100% all times since it was barely audible and it worked great. perfect temps throughout the system at all times for hours of gaming.
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Hmmm...so currently I have (3) intake fans in the front of the case (Fractal Define S) and (1) in the rear as exhaust. Then my X61 for my CPU is mounted up top and is exhausting air...perfect setup...but with the x41 I am going to have to rearrange and maybe lose one of my intake fans.

I think having the X61 up top exhausting is definitely the best...just gonna be deciding if I want the x41 on the rear exhausting (which is ideal) or mount it up front and loose one of the intake fans.

I think I will just have to see how everything fits when I get the stuff next week.
    
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trust me with the setup I said. I have tried all ways of intake and exhaust and the way I said works the best with the AIO's like that. The main parts you are needing to cool with the intake fans would be the cpu and gpu. If those are both being cooled like I said with intake then there's no other reasons to need a lot of intake air from somewhere else besides the one other front intake you'll have.

That is "ideal" LOL. Think about it LOL tongue.gif
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Thanks for the feedback
    
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Thanks for the feedback

Anytime bud thumb.gif

Good luck to you and hope it works out great!!
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I installed a G10 and X31 on mine, is there any reason I shouldn't have left the thermal pad on the VRMs? http://www.realhardwarereviews.com/rhr_storage/images/GPU/MSI_Gaming6G_980Ti/vrm.jpg

I left it on because I would probably lose it if I didn't, that wouldn't cause any issues would it?
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I installed a G10 and X31 on mine, is there any reason I shouldn't have left the thermal pad on the VRMs? http://www.realhardwarereviews.com/rhr_storage/images/GPU/MSI_Gaming6G_980Ti/vrm.jpg

I left it on because I would probably lose it if I didn't, that wouldn't cause any issues would it?

I put that pad in a zip lock bag and put it back in the box with the stock cooler.
     
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Why didn't you fellas keep the passive cooling on? It fits quite well, and helps alot
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They didn't remove the passive vrm heatsink. Just the pointless thermal strip that most likely prevents the heatsink from moving then dissipate heat.
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Why didn't you fellas keep the passive cooling on? It fits quite well, and helps alot

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They didn't remove the passive vrm heatsink. Just the pointless thermal strip that most likely prevents the heatsink from moving then dissipate heat.

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It's the strip on the chokes that we're removing. If we didn't remove it then it would just fall into the 92mm fan damaging it.
     
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