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I want to figure out what is the optimal airflow for my HAF-X because I feel like temperatures are getting a little high in there for some odd reason.

Ambient of the room its in is 70F - 21C

CPU idle's around 34C
Mainboard - 30C

I attached a picture of my fan set up.

Let me summarize what I got.

Front Fan - 230 mm - Intake
Rear Fan - 140 mm - Exhaust
Side Fan - 200 mm - Intake (Not shown in picture
Top Fan - 2x 200mm - Exhaust
Radiator Inside the case mounting to the top with fans Pushing air against the radiotor and the 2 top fans pulling it from the radiator if that makes sense.

Is this ideal or should I change some things around?

Edited by RaCeR123 - 2/18/11 at 10:35am
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You can get a intake on the drive bays. I have the same configuration and its all good.
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the heat from the mobo and gpu are flowing through your radiator causing temps to be high.
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Originally Posted by DrBrownfinger View Post
the heat from the mobo and gpu are flowing through your radiator causing temps to be high.
That's kind of what I was thinking, how would I go about changing my fan set up around so I don't circulate my hot air through the radiator causing it to increase my loop temperature?
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That's kind of what I was thinking, how would I go about changing my fan set up around so I don't circulate my hot air through the radiator causing it to increase my loop temperature?
Flip your top fans around so they are blowing cool air on your rad.

Remove your rear grill. Test your temps both with and without your rear exhaust fan. Go with whatever gets better temps. Most of us no longer need a rear exhaust fan if all you have in the back is open space.
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i have a 360 rad in my haf x setup the same as yours. i think changing the radiator fans to intakes and the side fan to exhaust might be worth a try. with mine i dont go over 45c @4.1ghz running prime 95, but once i start gaming the trifire makes it hit 52c. i may try moving my fans around too.
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post #7 of 13
If you are using 200mm fans on your radiator you should change them to smaller fans. For radiators its static pressure that counts not CFM. Larger fans have less static pressure. Consider 120mm gentle typhoons.
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post #8 of 13
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How would you guys rate this fan from CM?
Was thinking about getting 3 of those (for the top of my case to replace the 200mm fans) and then use my CM fan's that I had for my Hyper 212 (3) of them to replace the fans that were on the radiator originally? Would that make a difference?

Since I am assuming that this red led fan is essentially the same fan as the CM fans that came with the hyper 212 would they work together and have the same CFM and RPM?
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Originally Posted by RaCeR123 View Post
How would you guys rate this fan from CM?
Was thinking about getting 3 of those (for the top of my case to replace the 200mm fans) and then use my CM fan's that I had for my Hyper 212 (3) of them to replace the fans that were on the radiator originally? Would that make a difference?
Amazon.com: Cooler Master 120mm Red LED Case Fan - (R4-L2R-20CR-GP): Electronics Since I am assuming that this red led fan is essentially the same fan as the CM fans that came with the hyper 212 would they work together and have the same CFM and RPM?
They're decent at MOVING air, but they definitely could do it quieter. I don't like my red R4.

And no, the Hyper 212+ comes with Blademaster fans. And as far as I remember they are actually quieter than these.

These are
Edited by blackbalt89 - 2/18/11 at 9:13pm
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They're decent at MOVING air, but they definitely could do it quieter. I don't like my red R4.

And no, the Hyper 212+ comes with blademaster fans. And as far as I remember they are actually quieter than these.
Ahh good information to know, so you don't think they are worth it? Maybe I should get something less fancy that has good noise/cfm ratio. lol
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