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okay cool man. i think i'm gonna go pick one up in 3 hours when i get out of work. i have a 30$ gift card to microcenter, so might as well put it to good use. i was getting idle temps of ~50C with the stock heatsink of the i7, so i'm really not too happy about that. hopefully this will do the trick. i will then allow myself to overclock it to around 3.6-3.8 if its within safe levels.

another quick question for you... the top 2 fans on my case are also highspeed exhaust fans. according to nzxt, there are predrilled holes for "dual 120mm radiators" up there. should/could i mount the radiator upside down, in the top of the case instead of on its side using the rear exhaust fan? im still a bit nervous about leaks since its my first time ever dealing with watercooling...
yes you can mount it to the top of your case, i've done it, checkout the "thumscrew ghetto mod" link in my sig, it may give you some ideas, though i'm in a different case
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another worry that i have, they say to have the pump run at full speed? how would i know where to adjust that setting, or where is the setting?
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another worry that i have, they say to have the pump run at full speed? how would i know where to adjust that setting, or where is the setting?
Yep, you definitely want the pump running full speed (~1450rpm's). What you do is plug the pump (standard 3-pin fan connector) and plug it into your motherboard (make sure you set in the BIOS to run 100%) or you can hook it directly to your PSU. It's really simple, you'll see once you open it up. You can always ask here again with additional questions or concerns too.
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another worry that i have, they say to have the pump run at full speed? how would i know where to adjust that setting, or where is the setting?
well whats your monitoring program show its speed at?
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My panaflo generates a lot of air noise. This might be because I have to tape it to the rad
    
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Yep, you definitely want the pump running full speed (~1450rpm's). What you do is plug the pump (standard 3-pin fan connector) and plug it into your motherboard (make sure you set in the BIOS to run 100%) or you can hook it directly to your PSU. It's really simple, you'll see once you open it up. You can always ask here again with additional questions or concerns too.
so use molex power over 3pin?

i have a 3pin connector available on the motherboard, but i just dont know how to tell which connector it is when they all show up in the bios...
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so use molex power over 3pin?

i have a 3pin connector available on the motherboard, but i just dont know how to tell which connector it is when they all show up in the bios...
Yep, you can use a molex from the PSU (just have to have an adapter) or, if you look at the motherboard closely, it should have the 3pin fan connector labeled, ie: "CPU_FAN". Then if you jump into BIOS, it should say CPU_FAN and how you want to control it. For mine, I had to choose "Disabled", so that it could run at 100%. Check your motherboard manual and double check if yours is the same way or not.
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so use molex power over 3pin?

i have a 3pin connector available on the motherboard, but i just dont know how to tell which connector it is when they all show up in the bios...
look for an RPM range fromaround 1400-1500 that should be the pump (personally mines at about 1457rpm last i checked about a week ago)
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Yep, you can use a molex from the PSU (just have to have an adapter) or, if you look at the motherboard closely, it should have the 3pin fan connector labeled, ie: "CPU_FAN". Then if you jump into BIOS, it should say CPU_FAN and how you want to control it. For mine, I had to choose "Disabled", so that it could run at 100%. Check your motherboard manual and double check if yours is the same way or not.
i think my CPU_FAN, which the current cpu fan is plugged into is a 4pin...

and probably my last question for now, sorry to bother you so much...
if for some reason the 2nd fan (the one which will be to the inside of the radiator) doesnt fit, can i just keep the fan attached to the case pullin the air out of the case and then the radiator, with no other fan on the otherside?
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i think my CPU_FAN, which the current cpu fan is plugged into is a 4pin...

and probably my last question for now, sorry to bother you so much...
if for some reason the 2nd fan (the one which will be to the inside of the radiator) doesnt fit, can i just keep the fan attached to the case pullin the air out of the case and then the radiator, with no other fan on the otherside?
That's okay. You can plug a 3-pin into the 4-pin header if you want. Or you can plug it into any of the other fan headers on the board. Yeah, if it doesn't fit, you dont have to do push/pull, you can do a single push or pull. Alternatively, you could mount one fan on the outside of the case, have the radiator and other fan on the inside of the case, mounted at the back. You have lots of options.
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