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Old 11th Jan 2013, 18:34   #1
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H80i position

Hey I will be using a H80i in a migrate to a bitfenix prodigy to cool the CPU.
How should I be mounting the h80i?
Will be using the fans that come with the cooler.

I was thinking the best thing to do would be to mount the H80i in at the rear and set the fans to intakes, to pull fresh air from the outside via the back and have a 120mm in the rear top slot (if there is enough room...doubt it) to suck the hot air out, and use one of these for good measure to stop dust getting in - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CM-086-OK or should it be the other way around to use the cool air from the front fan and push the hot air out the case? This might be common sense but I've never used a radiator type cooler before.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 20:38   #2
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I use my H80i at rear with fans set to intake in push and pull. Keeps my cpu at 27c at idle. You need a good case for letting hot air out. I have 7 fans....My 2 top fans are for outflow. also on dust you'll need good filters. The ones you linked work really good. I bought 4 DEMCiflex filters a few weeks back. I use one on the back for the H80i and it works amazing too.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 21:08   #3
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So its best to use the fans as intake?
Could also just use one fan to push air through the radiator then put a 120mm in the top (it would fit then I think), to suck the hot air from the radiator + the rest of the case out.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 21:32   #4
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Yes you can only use 1 fan. I did for 3 days and the temps were very good, but adding 2 fans the temps were a few C better.

You can use the H80i as intake or outflow, but if your case gets hot I would use the H80i as intake. You don't want hot air going through your h80i your CPU temps would be too high. Just have the top fan in your case out outflow and your H80i as intake and you'll be happy with temps.

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 21:36   #5
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I have mine setup like this


It seemed a little tight to mount it on the back wall or mounted on the ceiling (rear) so I left the fans where a bitfenix put them and stuck the fan on the ceiling (front) as you can see.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 21:40   #6
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I don't own that case, but your set up looks good mate
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 21:47   #7
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I'll go with 1 fan on the h80ti at the rear sucking air in and one 120mm on the top (using the included splitter in the h80ti box to connect this 120mm and the front 230mm to the 1 header) to suck the air out so the air that gets pushed through the h80i (will be hot when it comes out the other end) will get sucked out straight away and see how it goes, if it fits that is, not sure if its going to be too fat for a top 120mm even with just 1 of the fans on, if thats the case I'll just do push/pull and never look back ^^

Picking up the case next week and didn't want to be sitting there scratching my head on how to mount things......my AX750 is going to be a tight fit! :P

Thanks!
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I'll go with 1 fan on the h80ti at the rear sucking air in and one 120mm on the top to suck the air out so the air that gets pushed through the h80i (will be hot when it comes out the other end) will get sucked out straight away and see how it goes.

Picking up the case next week and didn't want to be sitting there scratching my head on how to mount things......my AX750 is going to be a tight fit! :P

Thanks!
I'm sure the H80i will keep temps down for you. Lets us know how it goes after install mate

This is my set up




Also with only 1 fan

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Old 11th Jan 2013, 22:04   #11
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Oh while you're here, how do you find the fans on the h80i? quiet? ^^ I hope so <.< my system right now (although its a bloody mess in there atm) is like...well I can't hear anything apart from the CPU fan (artic cooler 7 pro, like a boss) lol and even then its barely audio able.
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A lot of people have said the fans are loud, but mine haven't been. Very quiet for me so far
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Guessing you have them on quiet in the corsair link thing?
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Guessing you have them on quiet in the corsair link thing?
Correct. I have 3 profiles. When gaming I have then set at performance and they can be heard then, but I don't game 24/7. when browsing the net on quiet I can't hear it.

I'm very happy with it so far.
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I don't own that case, but your set up looks good mate
Thank you

I forgot to dust the graphics card when it was transplanted and I'm unsure as to whether I will bother with any further tidying of cables, seeing as they can't be seen anyway!

For reference, my H80i sucks air in and the rear fans exhausts. I've yet to receive a fan splitter so I can run the front fan as well but that will exhaust as well. I figured the Radiator would benefit from cold air rather than warm 'second hand' air.
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Thank you

I forgot to dust the graphics card when it was transplanted and I'm unsure as to whether I will bother with any further tidying of cables, seeing as they can't be seen anyway!

For reference, my H80i sucks air in and the rear fans exhausts. I've yet to receive a fan splitter so I can run the front fan as well but that will exhaust as well. I figured the Radiator would benefit from cold air rather than warm 'second hand' air.
Agreed, you don't really need to tidy cables because your case is closed, but if you do tidy it does help with air flow.
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