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post #1 of 15
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well i just installed the h50 in my lancool and had a question


i have my case fans set up as front 140mm intake ,top 140mm intake,rear 120 exhaust.so what would be the best way to set up a push pull config in this case.Right now i have it set up corsairs way with it pulling air from outside the case through the rad and i also installed a xigmatek 120on the opposite side of the rad to help pull the air through.Just curious if they was a better way to setup .i also plan to replace the fans as i dont like having mismatched fans on the rad like i do now with the stock h50 fan and xigmatek fan.



My temps are 29-33c idle and prime 95 for 15mins at 56c but i cant remember if i was running dual fans during the test.also this is on a i5 2500k 4ghz
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post #2 of 15
its better to exhaust at the top fans as hot air rises, saying that bottom is the best for intake because it sucks in the cold air. the exhaust fan at the rear should be intake according to corsair specs, i know it sounds weird but it says on its official website. i have the same case and investigated the same thing but i went for a cheap 212+ instead(saving up cash for other stuff).

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post #3 of 15
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i know hot air rises so it is best to keep them as exhaust but from my previous setup i noticed a drop in cpu temp by flipping one of those top fans to intake,leaving one top and one rear as exhaust.But now i have the h50 and have it intaking like corsair says i was just curious if anyone with this case had experimented with intake, exhaust to see if it was worth me changing a few fans around
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post #4 of 15
you can run trials but dont expect a miracle to happen, you will only see about 1-2 deg at most. if you are worried about that little temp change then by all means go ahead and trial and error until you are satisfied with your config, its your case and you decisions. im just giving you an honest feedback.

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post #5 of 15
I've got my H50 in push/pull exhaust config with both top fans as exhaust. I've also got a 140mm and a 120mm fan as intake in the front. I'm getting decent temps but only about a 5* drop from my AC7 Pro which is disappointing. I like my config as all the air is flowing in one direction from the front to the back and out the top of my case but to each his own.
post #6 of 15
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i am after every *C difference i can get why still being not crazy loud.I just feel they may be something i could do different to get a extra 1-4c drop that i may not know of or have done .So that is why i ask .I really think the biggest drop i would see would be changing fans on the h50.as they are mismatched now xiggy/stock corsair.i just am a enthusiast so i try to get everything i can from my systems,but at the same time not just throwing money away that is why i ask a lot of random questions lol
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post #7 of 15
I've heard that adding shrouds can cause a 5-6* drop. I'm planning on doing that once I find long enough screws.
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very good point ned i had forgot all about shroud's,I say finding screws would be a pain though
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i am currently looking at some replacement fans for the h50,but this is harder than i thought so many choices.Just trying to find a good fan under $20
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post #10 of 15
My config when I used an h50 in my k62 was 2x 140 top exhaust 1x 140 front intake 1x 120 rear exhaust and push/pull for radiator under the 5.25" drive bay.
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