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So I have the Thermaltake v9 Black Ed case...

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And I pretty much accidentally bought the CM Hyper 212+ cpu fan. I really like the big 2 230mm fans, but of course, the cooler reaches the fan right on top of where the processor would go.

I haven't built the rig yet, but just by having the cooler early and placing it where the processor would go, it reaches the side fan.

I love this case, I really do. The features on it are nice, although having a gpu that uses 2 brackets is a pain to mount (So I hear.) My question to you guys is, Should I take back the CM Hyper 212+ and stick with the massive fans to cool my processor down or remove the side fan and go with the cpu cooler? BTW, I am going to be running an ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM H67 with the i5 2500k. My friend who has the same setup, uses the Hyper 212 and has oc'd it to 4.4 and keeping the temps under 60c with a bigger case and a lot less air flow. Since I have so many fans with the case, I didn't do my research properly and i'm stuck between the decision of using the nifty 230mm fan or the cpu cooler.

Since the side fan is on the inside on a grate, think I could possibly remove it, switch it to the other side and put the cords in with some modding or brute force and ignorance?

I am going to go with what is best for my processor, I haven't had an upgrade for 4 years and I want to make everything efficient.

No, I do not want to just buy another case.

Doing a small bit of research, just clarifying with some experienced people.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133074 is the case.

If anybody DOES have this case, and uses a cpu cooler or even water cooling, tell me what you guys have and if you use the side fan or not.

Thank you if you guys can pitch in your 2 cents.
post #2 of 5
Ha, did you just get the V9? I have a love-hate relationship with mine.

Anyways, I have the Prolimitech Megahalem CPU cooler and its quite a big bastard too and got in the way of the fan when I first put it in.

I removed my big side fan and stuck the cpu cooler in. You wont miss the fan, at least I didnt. After a while you might even rip out the top fan like I did cuz the damn thing would smack up against the frame and cause everyone in the house to come in my room and see if I was still alive after hearing what sounded like a meat grinder chopping bone going off in my room.

So, if I were you I'd keep the cooler and take out the fan. They're flimsy cheap things anyways and I still get good airflow with only my front and rear 120mm's. The opening left from taking the fan out will also allow some airflow.

Good Luck!

Edit: yeah I thought about putting the fan on the outside of the case, but when it came down to it I actually preferred just leaving it off. It'll just be easier to work with when you have to open up your case to work on the inside.
Edited by Laurifer - 3/22/11 at 5:40pm
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I'll do that, i've heard that the top fan smacks the case sometimes haha. I studied mine, doesn't really look like that could happen. Time will tell though. But thanks for the feedback man, I appreciate it. I might try modding another case with the 230mm for my friend.

Edit: (RE to your edit)
Yeah, there is that too. It really does add up to it being better left off.
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Yeah you can always use the fans for somethings else later. This system I have now was an upgrade from one I had about four years ago so I understand your situation.

Enjoy your build!
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I'm going to try and make a carbon fiber cage and rewire the fan. Ultimate power!!!!

If anybody cares, i'll update and make some pictures.
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