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help Push/Pull Config 240mm radiator on Phantom 530

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    Case: NZXT Phantom 530
    CPU: i5 4670k
    Cooler: Seidon 240mm

    Is it ok to use 2 x 120mm fan for the push config and 2 x 200mm for pull config does it affect the performance of the cooler?

    or is it more optimal to go for 4 120mm fans.
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    The 120s and 200s would work out sort of, but the reality is mounting will turn out to be a real PITA.
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    I have tried it and it fits perfectly, phantom 530 has a lot of room on the top of the case.

    but what would be better 2 x 200mm or 2 x 120mm performance wise
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    of course the bigger, since it will flow more air
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    As an ex phantom owner that fully water cooled the case, you can easily run two 200mm on the top as pull and two standard 120mm as push. As I recall it comes with a rad mounting bracket that fits between the edges of the two top mounted fans. Just be weary of motherboard heatsink clearance
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    But i heard that you need high static pressure for radiators. Which 200mm don't provide i think.
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    As push, yes, but pull fans don't require quite so much static pressure, because there's nothing restricting the air in front of them. The pressure is required on push fans so the air makes it through the fins.
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    Did you do that in your build? Or did you go for 4 x 120mm fan for your radiator?
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    Thank that is the answer that I am looking:)
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    I used it in my build. 240mm radiator top with 200mm bitfenix spectres x 2 and 120mm corsair SP x 2
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    It is very hard to install both 120mm fan inside the case with the 240 radiator.

    I have to remove the clips on my 8 pin connector the fan are already touching the clips for the ram.
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    But somehow it fits but i will not advice anybody to do this.

    Also the cables of the 8 pin connector is so squished because it already hit the fan and i have to forced it in.

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