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I have an H50 being delivered today and I have a question. From what I understand, I want to plug the pump into a fan header that is not controlled by the motherboard. My question is, can I plug it into a molex adapter and have it running full blast from the PSU? One more thing. I have a Tempest and I am going with push/pull, can I have the radiator at the back of my case as an exhaust? I know I'm supposed to have fresh air blowing over the radiator, but I don't want to suck in the air from behind my PC. Any thoughts?
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I have an H50 being delivered today and I have a question. From what I understand, I want to plug the pump into a fan header that is not controlled by the motherboard. My question is, can I plug it into a molex adapter and have it running full blast from the PSU? One more thing. I have a Tempest and I am going with push/pull, can I have the radiator at the back of my case as an exhaust? I know I'm supposed to have fresh air blowing over the radiator, but I don't want to suck in the air from behind my PC. Any thoughts?

Yes you can plug it directly into the psu, thats how i have mine thumb.gif

And yea you can have it exhausting the hot air out, but you might just try both ways and see how you get better temps, some people prefer each way and have their reasons biggrin.gif
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I have an H50 being delivered today and I have a question. From what I understand, I want to plug the pump into a fan header that is not controlled by the motherboard. My question is, can I plug it into a molex adapter and have it running full blast from the PSU?
This is what I did and have the fan connected to header instead so that I can adjust the speed for noise level.
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One more thing. I have a Tempest and I am going with push/pull, can I have the radiator at the back of my case as an exhaust? I know I'm supposed to have fresh air blowing over the radiator, but I don't want to suck in the air from behind my PC. Any thoughts?

Browse through this thread and you'll see a majority of them have it set up as an exhaust. From what I understand, those that have tried both intaking and exhausting only saw little difference. Read up on how radiators work to understand why.
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If you have your GPU Exhausting out the back of the Case go Exhaust. If no external venting for the GPU, try intake. You can also set it up in the 5.25 bays and have it Intake regardless but it will blow the now warm air into your system and could affect your temps that way. The best thing to do is use zips up front and try it in both intake and exhaust everywhere your 120 Radiator will reach. That's the fun of playing with it to find out what works best for you. But do each setup for at least a full day to get a reasonable feedback on what the unit does for your temps. smile.gif

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I was maybe thinking of taking one of my 140mm fans out of the top of my case, and put it there as an intake with the 120mm fans as push/pull. It would work like this.
TempestH-50fansetup2.jpg

Green is intake, and red is exhaust. Any thoughts?
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I have an H50 being delivered today and I have a question. From what I understand, I want to plug the pump into a fan header that is not controlled by the motherboard. My question is, can I plug it into a molex adapter and have it running full blast from the PSU? One more thing. I have a Tempest and I am going with push/pull, can I have the radiator at the back of my case as an exhaust? I know I'm supposed to have fresh air blowing over the radiator, but I don't want to suck in the air from behind my PC. Any thoughts?

If you are not going to use your CPU_FAN header for H50 fan, then you can go into BIOS and disable the auto control on the header. This way, you can plug the pump into it and it will run full speed. The advantage is that you can see how fast the pump is running in Windows using software like Fanspeed. Also, if your system can be set to sound an alarm at a particular RPM, then if your pump fails you will get an alarm (or a CPU_FAN error at startup).

Some main boards have more than one fan header you can use, and most headers can be read in windows. Just make sure that, if the header you use can be auto controlled, you turn that control off in BIOS. In fact, some motherboards will give you an error without anything plugged into the CPU_FAN header. Personally I would recommend using one in place of a molex connector.

I agree that you should try both intake and exhaust. Intake should give you a lower CPU temp, but exhaust should give you a lower case temp. Try both and check your temps.
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I was maybe thinking of taking one of my 140mm fans out of the top of my case, and put it there as an intake with the 120mm fans as push/pull. It would work like this.
Green is intake, and red is exhaust. Any thoughts?

That looks pretty good. When I first got my 600T I had an H70 and I installed it the same way, but I used it as exhaust. I tried intake and only got about a 2C difference. It might be different in your case, so give it a try and see how you like it.
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I will be using the CPU header for the fans. I will be using 2 Cooler Master Excalibur fans, and they have a 4pin header connector. I did turn off fan control on my M/B already, so the system fan header should be fine to use for the pump, correct?
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Upon further inspection, I noticed that I need to drill holes to mount the 120mm fan on top. What size drill bit will I need?
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I will be using the CPU header for the fans. I will be using 2 Cooler Master Excalibur fans, and they have a 4pin header connector. I did turn off fan control on my M/B already, so the system fan header should be fine to use for the pump, correct?

I have the Cooler Master Excalibur fans as well how are you liking them?
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I have the Cooler Master Excalibur fans as well how are you liking them?

Didn't use them yet, waiting to get everything ready to switch to the new case. How do you like them?
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