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Hey guys, my HAF X is in the mail and i just realized that it only comes with one top mount exhaust fan.

got me thinking I may just replace some or all of the fans in the case.

I was wondering if anyone has some experience with the case and if any of the stock fans are worth replacing or if they will suffice.

if they need to go, any solid reccomendations?

thanks guys.
post #2 of 8
I'm running an haf x and honestly that top fan moves tones of air out. It's large diameter and whisper quiet. I wouldn't upgrade it, but you might think of boosting it with a second similar fan.

I thought about it but honestly it's just polishing the cannonball. It's awesome in it's stock form.
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I'm using that case at the moment and I can say that the big fans are plenty enough for cooling everything; I've swapped the front one and put it on the side because I like the red lighting to be visible from the window.

I've also replaced the front 200mm fan with 2 Noctua's since I had them around. Two fans fit perfectly without any gripping; quite interesting.

The top fan was replaced by a radiator; but when I had it running on air it was perfectly fine.

The only fan I'd consider changing is the 140mm fan in the back; it's horrible, not very quiet and doesn't really move air around.
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I replaced all the stock fans in the case except for the front fan.

I replaced the side fan with CM Megaflow 200mm red led fan, i also replaced he top exhaust fan with a CM Megaflow 200mm red led fan and added the second CM MF red led fan. the stock rear exhaust fan is garbage so i replaced it with a NB-Multiframe M12-P. The case is dead silent and flows a significant mount of air, case temps are excellent and i would definitely recommend doing the same if your up to it.

On a side note: im watercooled and i have a RX360 rad mounted on the top with 3 NB-Multiframe M12-P exhausting out the top so my air flow setup is front fan set as intake, side fan set as intake, rear fan set an intake and top 2 200m fans set as exhaust.

If your air cooling the only thing i would change is set the rear fan to exhaust depending on the cooler you are using, reason being, Larger coolers like the NH-D14 will blow air towards the back of the case so setting the rear fan to exhaust will help remove some heat. If you are using downward faced cooling similar to the stock cpu coolers i would leave the rear fan as intake, it will help pressurize the case and give fresher thus giving you better temps

If you decide to add the second top 200mm fan it will take some finagling with he front usb 3.0 header wires, i ended up just removing them seeing as i wont ever use them and the 2 usb 2.0 ports are more then enough for me up front.

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I replaced the side fan with CM Megaflow 200mm red led fan, i also replaced he top exhaust fan with a CM Megaflow 200mm red led fan and added the second CM MF red led fan. the stock rear exhaust fan is garbage so i replaced it with a NB-Multiframe M12-P. The case is dead silent and flows a significant mount of air, case temps are excellent and i would definitely recommend doing the same if your up to it.
Hey,
I was just wondering how you went about connecting all those fans to your motherboard. Did you need splitters? Are your fans controlled through PWM?

Cheers
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I have the following fans:

230mm LED Fan in the front INTAKE
2x120mm Noctua Fans in the 5.25" Bays INTAKE
200mm Antec Big Boy in the front top INTAKE
200mm Stock Side Fan INTAKE
200mm Stock Top Fan EXHAUST

I also removed the rear exhaust fan because I have a Noctua with two 3K Ultra Kazes and a rear fan would just obstruct the air.
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I too kept all the original fans and added another CM 200 Mefaflow to the top. They run great for me. Getting that second fan into the top fan slot will be a little challenge, due to the front I/O cabling. However, a little elbow grease and you can make it all fit.
    
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post #8 of 8
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Hey,
I was just wondering how you went about connecting all those fans to your motherboard. Did you need splitters? Are your fans controlled through PWM?

Cheers
That depends on your board/if you have a fan controller. I'm currently using 8 fans in the case and I have 6 on a FC and 2 on the motherboard. (Build link in my sig)
Except if your fans have 4-pins connectors you won't be able to control them by PWM. Also there is usually 2 such fan connectors on a motherboard, so the other ones run at 100% all the time.

I don't think you would need splitters if you have an ATX size board since there are usually quite enough connectors for all the fans
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