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Thank you guys for the help.

Great than I will have 4 fans conneted to my H100. They will all be in one direction which will be the direction of an intake fan.

I have a fan controller. It can take up to 6 fans at a time. 

Currently I have 2 top fans, 1 rear top fan, 2 bottom top fan and a SMD led stripe (so that I can adjust how bright I want the leds to be) all connected to the fan controller. And the H80 fans I have are connected to the H80 itself
My other 1 bottom fan, and 1 HDD fan are all connected to the motherboard.

Now I will connect all 4 fans on the h100 to the fan controller + 1 bottom fan + 1 SMD led stripe

I will connect the 2 other bottom fans + 1 rear fan + 1 HDD fan to the motherboard.

I better get another fan controller.

Anyhow, I am really hoping that the H100 will look better than H80 on my case.

Edit : Question, can i install 4 fans on the H100 to control all 4 via the button on it? Or can i only install up to 2 fan headers like the H80?

I'd suggest mounting them all to exhaust the air out the top of the case. That way, they move the heat out, instead of keeping it in. It will pull heat from the motherboard, too.

There are four connections on the H100 for fans, and they are all controlled by the button in the middle.

As you know:
1 light = quite
2 lights = balanced
3 lights = performance (loudest)

Each mode also has a set RPM range also. So, though you have three modes, they do over lap a bit.

I think 1 may be something like 500-1,200. 2 is something like 900-1,600, and 3 is like 1,500+

At least that's what I've heard. In my experience with my H100, my fans on a controller and the pump always on the one-light setting gave me the best performance. I think the other two light-modes may make the liquid flow too fast.
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I though the pump stays the same RPM the entire time, just the fans changed RPM?

http://www.corsair.com/blog/understanding-the-hydro-series-h80-and-h100-cooling-performance-profiles/
Edited by Rebelord - 10/3/12 at 9:02am
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I though the pump stays the same RPM the entire time, just the fans changed RPM?

It might be older models, or different models. I thought pump speed was variable as well. As I said, with my fans on a controller (so they stayed the same) I had better temperatures when just one light was on instead of the second or third by about 3-7C. If you felt the tubing, the other modes felt a bit more pressurized, or that there was liquid flowing more rapidly. Maybe I'm just crazy. rolleyes.gif

I recently got a new case, and cooler, for my main build (FT02 with NH-D14), but I'm keeping my 550D for another build. I sold my H100 to forward some money for my FT02, but man, I'm going to miss this cooler. It's so sleek. I was lucky, too. I had a "quiet" pump on my H100.
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Excellent info guys. Thank you again.

 

I am sorry that I asked ltos of questions on this Corsair thread but I am hoping that others whom will purchase a H100 one day may benefit from these informations as well.

 

Ok than I will make all of the fans as exhaust tomorrow. Since i will have 2 stock Corsair fans and 2 Noctua fans Should i place the same brands side by side or other way

 

Such as

 

Corsair Fan Corsair Fan

Radiator

Noctua Fan Noctua Fan

 

or

 

Corsair Fan Noctua Fan

Radiator

Corsair Fan Noctua Fan

 

since there are 2 different make fans, would there be a difference?

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Option 1, keep same type on same side.
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Currently I am using a 800D case and I have1 H80 radiator with 2 fansas push/pull and 2 120mm fans on the top.

Tomorrow when I have my new H100, i will have a setup like below right? So maybe I can attach the 2 fans I use for top to make the H100 as push/pull. Nice smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The H80 fans and the H100 fans are the same fans. If you are removing the H80 and replacing it with the H100, use all four fans for push/pull. The H100 will control 4 fans.
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Thank you guys for the help.

Great than I will have 4 fans conneted to my H100. They will all be in one direction which will be the direction of an intake fan.

...

Anyhow, I am really hoping that the H100 will look better than H80 on my case.

Edit : Question, can i install 4 fans on the H100 to control all 4 via the button on it? Or can i only install up to 2 fan headers like the H80?

Note that the H80 is a really good cooler, and you'll likely only get about a 3c difference with the H100. You can control all four fans from the H100. Personally I also suggest using them as exhaust to avoid pulling dust through the rad. However, if your video card(s) exhaust inside your case, you should consider using the H100 as intake.

H80/100 fan controller ranges:

Low - 900 RPM to 1300 RPM
Mid - 1300 RPM to 2000 RPM
High - 1600 RPM to 2600 RPM (source: Corsair George)
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The H80 fans and the H100 fans are the same fans. If you are removing the H80 and replacing it with the H100, use all four fans for push/pull. The H100 will control 4 fans.
Note that the H80 is a really good cooler, and you'll likely only get about a 3c difference with the H100. You can control all four fans from the H100. Personally I also suggest using them as exhaust to avoid pulling dust through the rad. However, if your video card(s) exhaust inside your case, you should consider using the H100 as intake.
H80/100 fan controller ranges:
Low - 900 RPM to 1300 RPM
Mid - 1300 RPM to 2000 RPM
High - 1600 RPM to 2600 RPM (source: Corsair George)

Hey man thanks for the answers.

 

My GPU is a 670 with a reference 680 design so the hot air is being dumped from the back of the case.

 

I was also going to ask this about the 800D case.

 

Since my GPU gets rid of the hot air via the rear with the reference design, wouldnt the rear fan and the top fans of the 800d will have a very minimal impact on the GPU?

 

I believe what i should be worried about in this case to cool a reference design GPU, are the bottom fans only?


Edited by iARDAs - 10/3/12 at 11:52pm
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GPU are the bottom fans only

bottom what? B7'ed! tongue.gif
 
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bottom what? B7'ed! tongue.gif

ahhh how i want to B7 you repeatedly.

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Hello everyone! Long time owner of the 800D and still loving it as day one... Mind you I don't have all the fancy lights and mods most of you guys have, but I still think it is a great case.
Anyway, just wanted to ask you guys for your opinion...
I have had my case with a Corsair H70 closed loop on the CPU (push/pull, pushing air out from the rear) and just the stock 140mm fan on the bottom (sucking air in) and the one on the side of the HDD tray. I now decided I wanted to put more fans... Not for any particular reason, as my setup is perfectly fine to keep the CPU at around 34-37C on idle and GPU at around 40C (idle, going up to 85C while gaming). My main reason was because I wanted to prevent dust accumulation inside (and man, it does get lots of dust inside) and because once I got excited, I just wanted to buy little things to tinker with my setup.
Long story short, I bought a noiseblocker PK3 (140mm) to replace the stock 140mm at the bottom (to be used as intake) and 3 Akasa apache black to use as intake on top (keeping the H70 with two Akasa Apache black as exhaust). I also bought two DMCfilters, one to place on the top of the case and one for the rear fan opening.
I have a few questions regarding this, that I hope you masters of the 800D can advise/help me with:

1- First... What do you guys think of this setup? Should I leave the stock 140 mm fan under the new Noiseblocker (on top of the filter), to help sucking air in or is this pointless? How can I maximize its efficiency, while keeping noise under control (the computer is in our lounge, and my wife hates noise... Specially if it is coming from my computer!!!) Do you guys think that the choice of fans is OK?

2- Secondly, I am having some doubts connecting all the fans to my P8P68 Pro motherboard. I have my H70 pump connected to the Power header and I am assuming this is running at 100% all the time (as there is not option on bios to regulate the power output of this header). The fans on the H70 are connected to the PWM CPU header and its speed is regulated by the bios. I am thinking of leaving the Chassis1 header (which is PWM) to the 3 top Akasa Apache. Is this a good decision? How should the speed of these fans be regulated? Finally, I have the 3x140mm fans (HDD and the two that I am now trying as bottom intake) connected to the last 3 pin header on the motherboard (which speed is also not regulated by the mobo). What do you guys think? Can you give me some advises on the best configuration/setup? Would a fan controller be any good for me?

3- Last question... What do you guys think would be the best way to mount the 3 akasa on the top? Should I just use the rubber grommets (I hope it is spelled like this...) that come with the fans? Or should I just screw them? On this last point, can you guys recommend some nice looking screws (black or blue, preferably... and if I can find them in Europe, even better) to hold the fans and make my case look even more pretty!!! smile.gif

Anyway... Sorry for the long email! Long live the 800D and looking forward for your comments/suggestions!
Kind regards,
M

Thank you for the previous answers! I would still be interested in hearing the opinion of other people regarding the other questions!
Thank you again for such a rich discussion forum!!! It's great...
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