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Hi, I have the H60 with the famous griding/annoying noise.
That ticking sound is going to drive me nuts so I thought I would ask for help here.
The pump get power from a 12V 3-pin connector, if I plug the pump's connector into a 12V->7V adapter in order to slow it down will I damage anything?
Is there a posibility of destroying my whole pc?
Any help appriciated cause I'm going to do it now.
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You could just plug the fans into your motherboard and let it control them.
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Yeah thats fine but not when you also go ahead and use the lighting and cooling kit and want to use custom fan curves and temperature sensors along with the lighting and you have to use a registry edit to even get it to recognise the product let alone using 2 internal usb headers because the link commander wont interface with the h100i unders windows 8.1 with the beta software. I ubderstand that its simple to connect fans to the motherboard but it would be nice if the link software was less of a hassle to work with and use. It more annoyed me once i had it all together that it didnt work well with each other. I got it working in the end before i stopped using it. It was just annoying.

Nathanblandford said it right on! I bought the H100i because I wanted the control and customization of the product using the link software, just plugging it into another fan header Im not getting what I paid for, It that were the case I would have stayed with my Noctua NH-U14S.
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OK, so I have decided to go with the H100i because it's on sale on Amazon. I'm either planning on doing this case mod so I can reattach the top mesh cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chjj1Q07mH8

OR Try to install the rad where the bottom HDD Cage is now; similar to this (but I will be removing the bottom cage and possibly the front 200mm fan):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pxJ6JECQuQ#t=287

Suggestions if any?
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OK, so I have decided to go with the H100i because it's on sale on Amazon. I'm either planning on doing this case mod so I can reattach the top mesh cover:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chjj1Q07mH8

OR Try to install the rad where the bottom HDD Cage is now; similar to this (but I will be removing the bottom cage and possibly the front 200mm fan):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pxJ6JECQuQ#t=287

Suggestions if any?

I definitely vote for the 1st mod, "Top Exhaust". I and many others who have been in this thread for years would confirm this is the most popular and successful setup when overclocking your components. Plus I think visually it looks much better, cleaner case setup which also improves general case circulation/airflow!
We have all tried several other variations and for most of us this works the best. But to be honest it has been confirmed over and over again that a push/pull is only marginally better than an individual 2 fan push or pull setup, it is overkill for the pump/cold plate and radiators ability to dissipate heat. In my case only a 1-2c improvement with my listed OC's was seen. Hope that helps wink.gif
 
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I definitely vote for the 1st mod, "Top Exhaust". I and many others who have been in this thread for years would confirm this is the most popular and successful setup when overclocking your components. Plus I think visually it looks much better, cleaner case setup which also improves general case circulation/airflow!
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+1

Thanks for the opinion thumb.gif

So, do you have the rad fans drawing air from the outside and into the case? Does this effect your GPU temps? I have two (2) 120s on my side panel that draw cool air in onto the GPU so it can exhaust out the back. Should I reverse these side fans to allow heat to exit the case next to the GPU or do you think it's more beneficial to have fresh air going into the case next to the GPU?

My concern is changing the top fans (attached to the rad) from exhaust to intake will mess my current airflow up a bit.
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Hi, I have the H60 with the famous griding/annoying noise.
That ticking sound is going to drive me nuts so I thought I would ask for help here.
The pump get power from a 12V 3-pin connector, if I plug the pump's connector into a 12V->7V adapter in order to slow it down will I damage anything?
Is there a posibility of destroying my whole pc?
Any help appriciated cause I'm going to do it now.

I'm not sure the voltage modulator will be that great an option though you could try. I would think if you motherboard allows control of 3 pin fans/connectors from bios, to reduce the pump speed there
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Corsair Joseph could you please check your private messages please. I've got some questions regarding a Corsair Hydro Series product. Thank you sir.

Sincerely,
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Originally Posted by Kozanitis96 View Post

Hi, I have the H60 with the famous griding/annoying noise.
That ticking sound is going to drive me nuts so I thought I would ask for help here.
The pump get power from a 12V 3-pin connector, if I plug the pump's connector into a 12V->7V adapter in order to slow it down will I damage anything?
Is there a posibility of destroying my whole pc?
Any help appriciated cause I'm going to do it now.

If the pump is that noisy you could always RMA it.
You could also try the fix they came up with on the Corsair forum. You add a diode (I think it's a 1N4002) in series with the 12V line, and that seems to have reduced or eliminated the noise. I can't say for sure it would work with an H60, but considering they only cost about 50 cents, it's worth a try. Just wire it in series, with the stripe toward the pump. This will only cut the voltage by about .7V so it shouldn't harm anything.
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Has anyone here modded a H60? Please post how you did it. thumb.gif
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Corsair Joseph could you please check your private messages please. I've got some questions regarding a Corsair Hydro Series product. Thank you sir.

Sincerely,
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I think he's in a different time zone than you. Just be patient redface.gif
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