Originally Posted by Beatwolf
cool. I would like a quiter chassis but then again I would have worse cooling I guess, not sure if push/pull is possible in the Define R4. Does anyone know if changing the stock corsair fans to two Noctua NF-P12 fans would be a good idea? I have two spare ones now..
If you want to mount the H100i at the top of the case (R4) in push/pull it will not fit unless you mount 2 of the fans externally outside the case on top. Lots of guys have done this including myself with various other cases. See H100i "tight clearances in the R4 [HERE]
with only 2 fans push or pull.
However a push/pull setup fully inside the case was achieved by mounting it in the front with some HDD cage removal and some minor modding with a real nice tutorial [HERE].
As far as replacing the stock fans with the NF-P12 (not even F12's) they will certainly run quieter but will NOT perform as well. BUT to honestly answer this question it really depends on your overclocks, ambients and application loads ... see my sig link
Originally Posted by sWaY20
Ok I have a question which I think I already know the answer to. I've been paying bf3 and having random crashes, today I had a bsod that said machine check exception. So I fig something is going out maybe hdd/ssd, so I run p95 and I'm already idling @50c but I thought it was from playing bf3, well temps shoot up past 100, and I shut it off immediately.
Is my h100i toast after 6 months?
tappin from the Nexus 4
Initially with those temps I'd say it's a pump failure / loss of power to the pump / or your mounting has some how come lose? Sooo initially check power connection, confirm pump rpm's in the bios (cpu fan) and or do a remount.
AND it would really help to have more info on your setup and overclocks (if any?) and previous load temps/ambients Edited by TomcatV - 8/16/13 at 11:47am