Originally Posted by Nethermir
curse you for shooting my hopes down lol. in short im wrong. p/p won't fit inside unless you do some sort of mod/squishing/bending.
the problem is the 8-pin socket, looks like there is more or less only 20mm clearance. the 4-pin and 3-pin fan isn't much of a problem so long as you don't use it.
Originally Posted by Ceadderman
Flip your fans over. You're fighting natural convection with Intake since heat rises. Having Run my H50 setup at the top of my 932, I'm pretty confident you should see a little better temp. So you might as well stop fighting physics and flip em.
According to Corsair George and some other sources, overcoming the natural movement of warm air is no problem. The force of the fans is way greater than the force of convection so that should not be taken into account when planning your air flow. Some cases operate better with an intake at the top, especially those that have video cards that exhaust into the case.
Both those threads have related discussions. They're not the only place I've heard people discussing it and saying their temps were reduced when they changed the top to intake in their case. I'm not saying it's good for every situation, but each case and build should be evaluated on it's own merits.
However I have also been wondering about fan orientation for the H100. I just got mine but have not installed it yet. I am doing another temp set before I switch. I don't want the fans to be "pull", but if they have to go on the top, and I want exhaust (due to dust considerations) I don't see what choice I have. I will definitely check Ceadderman's idea about installing the bottom fans first and then installing the assembly. I think it's worth a try, but I'm not holding my breath.