Originally Posted by Danielson
Would you folks give me your opinion on case flow and the H100i? Currently I have it mounted in the top in down flow config as shown here:
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I am considering relocating the rad to the front, behind the HDD's and exhausting out the top. Like this:
Which configuration is better?
P.S. Sorry about the pics being upside down, can't figure out why my iPhone is doing that. ***
I think the way you have it now is optimal. I personally wouldn't want the hot air from my rad dumping at my video card. Also, you may have some trouble getting the rad and fans to fit on your hard drive rack.
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If they are only offering a 90 day warranty, I would skip it. They offer 5 year warranties on their new units. If they have any confidence in their refurbs they should at least offer a one year warranty. No way would I purchase one with just a 90 day warranty.
Originally Posted by El-Fuego
I don't think the included fans are good, we saw a lot of people getting better cooling using the corsair SP120s, I know it's not by much but sometimes these 2-4 degrees can make a difference,
now I wish they make SP140s as well.
If you get a new unit, you should get Corsair PWM fans with it that are just as good as the SP fans (if not the better). The older units came with 3-pin fans and we a little noisy.
Originally Posted by BradleyW
No you don't get what I mean. The H100i fans ARE SP 120's, but they have faster RPM operations, thus increasing the static pressure due to the static pressure design of the SP series. Check the specs for yourself if you don't believe me.
I don't think they are the same fans anymore. The new H100i fans are PWM. I don't think the Corsair SP120 fans are PWM.