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Exactly. Though if it was my rig I would give front intake serious consideration.
I would too, Mine would be set up that way if i had another one of those plastic fan brackets, mine are all used since i have three front intake fans
    
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Intake is probably the best solution in this case.
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Okay guys can he not mount the kit to the front as an Intake? You 900 guys would know this better than I would. Is there a spot for intake at the front of the 900? Even if it's only on one of the HDD racks? That's if the 900 uses the earlier style of HDD cages. I dunno s'why I'm axin.

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Okay guys can he not mount the kit to the front as an Intake? You 900 guys would know this better than I would. Is there a spot for intake at the front of the 900? Even if it's only on one of the HDD racks? That's if the 900 uses the earlier style of HDD cages. I dunno s'why I'm axin.

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I think he said something about using all three of his spaces for intake already but no reason he couldn't swap out one of them for the H50 setup.
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Okay guys can he not mount the kit to the front as an Intake? You 900 guys would know this better than I would. Is there a spot for intake at the front of the 900? Even if it's only on one of the HDD racks? That's if the 900 uses the earlier style of HDD cages. I dunno s'why I'm axin.

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you can, all that is need is one of the black fan mounts for the hdd bays
    
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Right, so then I also would suggest some fan silencers to seal it up and to keep unwanted vibrations from going back into the HDD cage as well as back to the H50 unit.

I'm thinking after all the input provided that his best setup would be intake at that spot and if I'm thinking correctly that would also help assist cooling on the GPU area. Or am I off on the location here?

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you can, all that is need is one of the black fan mounts for the hdd bays
 
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Ok, got my warranty-replacement PSU and MB so I'm up and running again.

Right now I'm back to just the R4 as push on the rad. I gutted a clear 120mm that came with my case, since I only use R4s, because I want to use it as a shroud between the push fan and the rad.

My question is...what screws are people using that go through the fan + shroud and thread in to the rad? Do I have to find some at a local hardware store, or order them online? Or is there another way that I'm not aware of? Without a pull fan, my idle temp is about 35c with an ambient of around 75-80f, on Zalman STG-1 compound.
 
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Ok, got my warranty-replacement PSU and MB so I'm up and running again.

Right now I'm back to just the R4 as push on the rad. I gutted a clear 120mm that came with my case, since I only use R4s, because I want to use it as a shroud between the push fan and the rad.

My question is...what screws are people using that go through the fan + shroud and thread in to the rad? Do I have to find some at a local hardware store, or order them online? Or is there another way that I'm not aware of? Without a pull fan, my idle temp is about 35c with an ambient of around 75-80f, on Zalman STG-1 compound.
Here you go man Link appoved by YellowBeard "corsair tech" oh yeah + shroud i think 2 inch or 3 the awnser is always pages and pages back. The pitch is the key as you can always cut the excess off with a hacksaw or dremel. But people here in this thread have done so many many times. I guess its just a matter of length now and that will depend on what shroud/fans you use I.E 25mm/38mm

http://forums.hexus.net/water-coolin...or-screws.html

@Killhouse please make some stickys on the first page so its not 1100 pages of the same thing"Intake/exhaust. Fans/Push/pull. Shrouds. I know you can only do so much and i apperciate your effort on this thread
Edited by Bodycount - 7/3/10 at 1:09am
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Hypothesis, what happens if you mount the H50 too tight? Could it bottleneck your CPU and cause the system not to Post with all 4 slots filled? I guess this could apply to all aftermarket CPU coolers.

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Well, I used little screws to mount the shroud to the push-side of the rad. I then zip-tied the R4 to the other side of the shroud. Nice and tight.

Problem...tried adding a pull fan on the other side of the rad. This made the whole assembly too long, and it interferes with the top side-panel fan. I moved the pull fan to the outside of the case, so it would be mounted on back, this interfered with the side-panel itself. The only real option I have if I want a pull fan without removing the shroud, is to trim that right edge of the fan's frame so it doesn't interfere with the panel going on. I'm thinking about 1/16" off should make it work, but will be hard to make it clean and even with a dremel + cutting wheel.

Anyways, just the shroud dropped my idle temp from 35c to 32c. Can't wait to see what adding a pull fan does, then switching out my Zalman STG-1 for IC Diamond. Maybe 28-29c...that'd be nice.
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