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  1. ChristTheGreat

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    Hey guys!

    I saw the Corsair H100 in rebate till November 30th on NCIX, at 89$ :D , but I have some questions.

    People said it fits on the top of the CM690 Advanced II, which is nice, but I actually have 2x 140mm that won't fit on it.

    Here's what I saw: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18292544

    He did put the fan under the top case (not in the case). If I put my exhaust top fan, that would work fine? or I should really put the fan on the radiator?

    Also, I have 2x Fractal Design Silent series 140mm fan. People says it needs good static pressure fan. Are those good enought? I want silence (If I hear a small air flow, that fine, I'm not going crazy lol). If I need 120mm fan: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=51283&vpn=FD-FAN-120&manufacture=Fractal Design

    Thanks for any help :)
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    It's still considered to be on the radiator where it is in that link. And I think performance would be slightly bad with such low CFM fans, the air has to pass through the radiator, meaning that the CFM is significantly reduced. Atm I'm using Zalman ZM-F3 DB on my rad to pull, they're quite silent while doing decent work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUjuCnZaXRg that's basically almost just the noise of air. Besides, you can turn them down on the H100 contoller anyway, so having decently powerful fans won't hurt.
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    Hi. Thanks for your reply.

    So fan on the radiator, like in a car, fan push on the radiator. I will need to take measure, since my 8 pins CPU in on the top and maybe will get blocked by the radiator + fan (radiator is 27mm and fan are 25mm)

    I have seen this fan: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42176&vpn=R4-L2R-20AC-GP&manufacture=COOLERMASTER

    I have one at the top rear of my computer, it's not that bad, bu I don't know if it will be enought for radiator..

    Or maybe I should try first the Corsair fans.. lol. But I'll keep those Zalman F3 in mind, they looks good.
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    R4s are good, there are people that use it on rads with good results. Also take into consideration the screw placings on the top with reference to the rear fan, because if the rad will mount too far back and it will go low enough you might have to stay without the rear exhaust fan.

    I've seen some Yate Loon fans on NCIX, you should look them up see if you like any of them.
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    I just took measure, and this is sad :( If I put the fan onto the Radiator, it will hit the 8pins connector. I would need slim fan like Scythe slim fan : Scythe KAZE-JYUNI Slip Stream Slim 120MM 12MM Cooling Fan 1200RPM 21.7DB 24CFM ... Not enought CFM for dBa :/

    I was also looking at the H80, it won,t fit also onthe top, too large..

    The only way, I just found someone having no way to put fan on the H100, did this:

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    Only pull fan on the top of the case... So I guess this is the way or getting a H80 and put it in the rear top fan slot..
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    [​IMG]

    Look where my 8 pins is xD this is the problem :(
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    Slim fans would not be useful for rads, in fact 38mm fans will perform better than 25mm fans because they put out much more pressure. Can't you put the fans outside of the case like in the first link?
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    Yup, I have the same case. I could do it like that, put the fan outside of the case, just under the shell and the mesh grill. That would works fine? if so, Ima buy that H100 xD
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    It should work fine if you plan on using just the 2 fans.
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    The H100 stock fans are some of the best you can get for that specific rad. Their static pressure is seriously immense, so don't bother buying aftermarket fans unless you're getting something for silence or equal or better pressure. The stock fans will out perform almost everything you can find.
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    Since he wants silence they're not the best option, having had an H80 with the same fans, they can be quite annoying. Maybe tolerable at the lower settings but still, it's not just the sound of moving air.
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    Yeah like I said, only replace them if you are looking for something quieter. He will definitely lose cooling performance though. Anywhere from 3-10 degrees most likely, depending on the static pressure of the replacements. It will still cool nicely with quieter fans though, no doubt.
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    I had a chart somewhere that compared the stock fans, Deltas and Scythe GT 1850rpm on the H80 and the difference was about 1-2 deg, up and down for the Delta and Scythe GT respectively so I think with decent fans it shouldn't be that much of a loss, I'd say 3 degrees would be a good average, don't think as much as 10 degrees though, they would have to be really slow inaudible fans to give those results.
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    Thanks for your reply.

    I have checked, and 2x 120mm (or 2x 140mm) will fit under the shell on the top of my case.

    So I guest the best would be to have 2x 140mm, so that they can pull more air than 120mm with less noise. I'll see with the corsair one, and if it is not enought, I'll grad new fans :)
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    Well I think you'd be better off with 120s than 140s to be honest, having 140s on a 120 rad mean you'll be losing some airflow which will not be effective on the radiator. But you already have the 140mm fans, so you could just try them anyway.
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    You should definitely use 120's on that rad. The fins are pretty dense and using a slower RPM 140 fan is going to give you crappy results. If you don't care about the temps too much then by all means mount the 140's, but if performance matters to you use the 120's.

    Any decent, quiet 120mm rad fans will be fine. It's not a thick rad.
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    Okay thanks, well my CoolerMaster R4 are moving alot of air with low noise, I might use them for that. Then I'll have 2x 140mm Fractal and 1x CoolerMaster stock fan 140mm to sell xD

    And a Zalman CNPS10x!!!

    Thanks for your advice guys ;)
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    Last question :p

    I've heard about some pump are noisy on the H100. Anyone got an H100 and have the noise?
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    It's not very noisy. Read the reviews :)

    Most of the LCS units are very quiet. The pumps don't make much noise really as they are completely sealed.
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    Okay :)

    So people getting noise with fan at LOW, means bubble into the pump or RMA the pump?

    Well, I'll give a try instead I'll ask replacement oe refund xD

    Thanks
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    There will be air in the pump but it probably won't make any noise. I sent my H80 unit for RMA the same day I got it because the controller had a faulty header and the pump was spinning twice the rated rpm. Quite a few people have had this same problem, so monitor the pump rpm every now and then.
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    I was about to order it, I still had a small fear about leaking, pump noise or something, and I found on the internet, a NH-D14 brand new near my city for 70$. Corsair H100 is now at 99$ in special + tax.

    hard choice now, I hate having to choose...
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    The Corsair Hydro should not leak, and even if it does, Corsair state that they will pay for the damages it causes and yes that's for any hardware damaged.
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    Really?

    Well, I'll go for the H100 instead xD
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    I have a question in regards to the Corsair H100. I got it up and running, everything was working fine, and the onboard fan controller was working great, with a click of the button, it was controlling the fans with no problem.

    I shut down my PC, then later on I turned it on and the dam H100 fan controller doesn't light up anymore, and my fans are no longer spinning :confused:

    Anybody had this issue B4? Some tech sites state that I may need to force reset the firmware or something.

    Any Thoughts?

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