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I am going from a 212 + with poor cable management to a H80i. I used to have the 212 + orriented vertically. With a single fan at the bottom sucking air up into the cooler. Temps were around 70-77c max prime95 runs at 4.5ghz 1.280v. At that time I had my GPU in the bottom PCI-E slot running 8x, it was also a reference nvidia card so it blew out the back of the case. Now I purchased a 780 GTX ACX which blows air back into the case. I switched the 212 + orrientation and got another fan to make it push pull. Temps are now 79-85c. There is a fat motherboard cable infront of the intake fan for the cooler which could be causing this.

I am wondering if the H80i will fit in my Haf 912. I was also wondering, do the 2 fans included use the CPU fan slots? I saw in the h80 installtion they use the PSU to power them? Which option would work best




My plan won't work if they use CPU headers however. Also would it be better to have the top fan as 2x 120mm ( Which I have already for the 212 + ) or a single 200mm?
 

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1144409/h80-h80i-h90-h100-h100i-h110-case-compatibility-thread-page-1-for-full-listings
seems it can either be mounted on the back, or modified and can fit on the front. Generally the 2x120 will out perform 1x200 depending on quality. Hard to find a good 200mm fan.

from the looks of this guys build:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1144409/h80-h80i-h90-h100-h100i-h110-case-compatibility-thread-page-1-for-full-listings/520#post_19091871
he seemed to prefer intake down low and all exhaust up high.

As far as using the cpu fan slots thats up to you. If you use cpu fan slots it will give you PWM. If you use the power supply directly this will cause your fans to always run at 100%. Depends what fans you plan on using and whether or not they are loud or how loud you can tolerate contantly
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. You can always get a fan controller aswell to control the fan speeds yourself.
 

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Doesn't the H80i have Corsair Link which allows you to control the fans?
Indeed. And it probobly would be better to go with using the h80i as an intake, that way cool air from outside is hitting the liquid as opposed to hot air from your system. When you get it let me know how well it works, I have a 212 evo and have been thinking about picking up a h80i for a while.
 

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Where do the H80i fans normally plug into?
Built-In Corsair Link
No additional hardware is necessary - just connect the included Corsair Link cable to a USB header on your motherboard and download the free Corsair Link Dashboard software. You can monitor coolant temperature and adjust cooling performance directly from your desktop.
 

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Alright, sounds good, I heard you need to add washers to the backplate because normally it does not mount properly. Is this true? I hate mounting heatsinks and intend to take it to NCIX, will they know how to install this properly?
 

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Alright, sounds good, I heard you need to add washers to the backplate because normally it does not mount properly. Is this true? I hate mounting heatsinks and intend to take it to NCIX, will they know how to install this properly?
They will or they get to do it again for free. LOL
 
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