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Just got my H70 in today , took me a while where to figure out where to mount it, i ended up removing the top fan and placing it in the spot where the second top fan would go .

I was reading that on the HAF 932 most people mount it on the rear exhaust where the exhaust fan would be.

Any suggestions as to what a better spot would be , would be superb. The thing is the HAF 942 is big and doesn't give many options because the tubing on the H70 cant reach.

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post #2 of 18
I would use it as an exhaust. But otherwise that is the best spot, as any air bubbles will stay out of your pump.
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EDIT: Might want to turn the H70 rad 180 degrees to let the tubing have some more room.
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I have my h50 mounted as an intake right now in the 5" bays.
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Off topic, but when was the HAF X Called the HAF 942?
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Off topic, but when was the HAF X Called the HAF 942?
I didn't know it mattered.
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I have my h50 mounted as an intake right now in the 5" bays.
This is what i was planning but tubing wont reach , HAF 942 is too long
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I've seen it called the 942 a few different times- I think it was a "pre-release" name. I also agree with at least turning it 180 degrees if you're going to keep it on the roof.

I have the same combination but boosted the H70 with the 38mm Ultra Kaze fans- so I could reach with the hoses no problems. Even with the original 25s I could reach from the rear port so that shouldn't be an issue, though it was close.

I'm not sure about putting the fan on top either, as an intake or an exhaust. As an exhaust you're just taking warm case air and pushing it through your rad... worth a few degrees but if you're going to use the stock fans and listen to them whine all the time every few degrees is going to count.

Using it as an intake would work better, assuming that you've got lots of overhead clearance. Again, however, warm air is going to have a tendency to eddie around your rad... so it's essentially parked right in the spot where hot air is going to want to go. This would be minimized, of course, if you've left that other overhead fan in place.

I'm including a shot of my case arrangement because shy of the fans it's similar to your setup. It's just to show an alternative.

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I've seen it called the 942 a few different times- I think it was a "pre-release" name. I also agree with at least turning it 180 degrees if you're going to keep it on the roof.

I have the same combination but boosted the H70 with the 38mm Ultra Kaze fans- so I could reach with the hoses no problems. Even with the original 25s I could reach from the rear port so that shouldn't be an issue, though it was close.

I'm not sure about putting the fan on top either, as an intake or an exhaust. As an exhaust you're just taking warm case air and pushing it through your rad... worth a few degrees but if you're going to use the stock fans and listen to them whine all the time every few degrees is going to count.

Using it as an intake would work better, assuming that you've got lots of overhead clearance. Again, however, warm air is going to have a tendency to eddie around your rad... so it's essentially parked right in the spot where hot air is going to want to go. This would be minimized, of course, if you've left that other overhead fan in place.

I'm including a shot of my case arrangement because shy of the fans it's similar to your setup. It's just to show an alternative.

You are running yours as an exhaust?
If i were to do it like you , i would be able to put my 240mm back on the top slot.
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I wouldn't have a top fan attempting to blow "cool" air downwards into the case. For one, it won't be cool, it will have the heat from your gfx cards, mobo, psu etc thats been exhausted from your case and will get sucked back in. Secondly, you'll be fighting against the natural convection inside the case.

Really you need to try different configurations, monitor the results and see what works best, if the results are only within 1-3°C of each other (which i'm guessing they will be) I wouldn't worry about where / how you place your H70.

If the tubing isn't long enough, change the tubing.
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