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Well this is my first custom watercooling build
I want to add a tri rad to the top

the problem i have is i dont know what fans to use where without the problems

this my first large build and my first water cooling build
where can i put the fans ?


I have 5 noctua fans 2 akasa led fans 1 coolermaster tri led and 1 antec ltri led all 120mm i dont know where to put them,

I also have a 2x 200mm coolermaster fans 2x
220mm red led fans 1x 140mm

I will be putting in a tri rad at the top

should i change the top fans from 2 coolermaster 200mm to 3x 120mm or something else

or keep the 2x 200mm and also add 3x 120mm fans to the rad


ive been told for best cooling have the top and front as intake and side back as exhaust


what would you do ?
Edited by zoneuk - 1/7/11 at 6:48am
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post #2 of 14
Remove the 200mm fans and replace them with 6 120mm fans in a push/pull configuration (Three on each side). Have the front as intake and the top as exhaust that way there is an actual flow direction from the front to the top. Also you should have the fan that's in the side panel set so it's blowing air into the case.
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post #3 of 14
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so the 200mm fans are no good ?

also the front and back fan intake or ??
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For a radiator the 200mm fans are no good. For the front have it as intake like it already should be. The back really doesn't matter much. If you want throw a 120mm fan as exhaust. That way you have air coming through the front and side panel and out through the top and top rear.
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post #5 of 14
I have a haf x that I'm thinking about doing my first water cooling rig... subscribed.

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Well if you filled in the gaps between the radiator and the chassis at the top (with foam) you could probably get away with using the 200mm fans. It would look a lot better at least.
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post #7 of 14
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will the haf-x stay quite ?
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I'm doing my first WC loop in my HAF-X and i plan on putting a RX360 in the top with the stock 200mm fans on top and 3 gentle typhoons underneath in push pull. I also plan on sticking a RX120 on the exhaust with a gentle typhoon in push.
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How about being a pioneer and getting this: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...tl=g30c95s1344 ?
Would be awesome to see someone doing a build with this kind of rad.. Just an "outside of the box" kind of thought for ya..
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200mm fans are garbage for radiators. Remove them and get some 120mm fans with good static pressure.
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