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corsair cabide c400 fan build

jeremyphay

44 months ago

how should i be building it?

Fan Mount Locations Front: (x3) 120mm or (x2) 140mm Top: (x2) 120/140mm Rear: (x1) 120mm

Fans Included Front: (x1) 140mm Rear: (x1) 120mm

Radiator Mount Locations Front: 360mm Top: 240mm Rear: 120mm

i am mounting my h100i to front of case because theres not enough space if i mount on top

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-White-Static-Pressure-Cooling/dp/B00L64NYL6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_2&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

so i guess 4 of these ( 2 twin packs ) for rad....

and

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF140-Quiet-High-Airflow/dp/B00F6S0XK8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_3&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

2 of these for top of case?

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF120-Quiet-High-Airflow/dp/B00F6S13DE?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

2 120mm one for rear of case and front bottom of case?

summary =

front h100i v2 + 120mm af ( all intaking ) top x2 140mm af ( intaking ) rear x1 120 af ( exhausting )< if i change this to SP will it exhaust better?

will it be very noisey too if i have this set up?

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Mount the wherever you wish to mount it, but having it exhaust out the top of the case is usually the most common. AF fans are designed to move the most air but SP fans are static pressure optimized, meaning they are designed to be put onto radiators. Get AF fans if they wont be on a radiator, and grab some SP fans for on the rad. You could always just go all SP fans but that's up to you. I would get the best rpm:airflow ratio fans for the front and rear, and by best I mean noise to airflow ratio as you don't want a loud system, and grab some SP fans for your radiator. You may wish to invest in a fan controller if your motherboard/bios controls aren't that user friendly or you just want to get it done quickly and have easy full control over all your fans. You may as well get all new fans for the rad to keep it consistent, well that is what I would do anyways haha.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

wait.... i mean that push pull thing how how should i do it... i have no clue at all about building pcs. and how do i even know which side of the fan is the push or pull and how do i do the push pull fan mount to my rad? like which should i be using? both pull or both push? for the coolest effects

so

sp = rad fan ( what does static pressure mean? ) af = case fan?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

if i place 2 led extra fans on my h100i can it actually be seen?

and do i want SP quiet or high performance for it?

and btw if i place x2 140mm fan instead of x2 120mm fan on my top of the case , what is the difference? 140mm more cooling?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you will see the LEDS if you place the fans on the radiator. Well you may not see them but you will see their glow. Its not just size it depends on RPM aswell. If you put 140mm fans on the top of the case then you cant mount the h100i to it as it is a 240mm radiator, not a 280mm rad, is it not?

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=h100i+v2+push+pull&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAseLVzdXMAhXlq6YKHS4UAI8Q_AUIBygB&biw=1456&bih=722#imgrc=6Z0ZqG4qjUsSVM%3A

See how you can see the corsair logos on the fans? they are pulling the air up through the rad. You want to place two more on the top if the radiator but this time you want to have the logo facing the radiator this time so you push air into the rad with one set then pull the air out with the other set.

Yes you are right with the definitions of SP and AF. From what I have heard it is just how well it maintains pressure on the radiator and there is less air leakage vs fans that just push air

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i am mounting my h100i to front of case because theres not enough space if i mount on top

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-White-Static-Pressure-Cooling/dp/B00L64NYL6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_2&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

so i guess 4 of these ( 2 twin packs ) for rad....

and

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF140-Quiet-High-Airflow/dp/B00F6S0XK8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_3&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

2 of these for top of case?

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF120-Quiet-High-Airflow/dp/B00F6S13DE?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

2 120mm one for rear of case and front bottom of case?

summary =

front h100i v2 + 120mm af ( all intaking ) top x2 140mm af ( intaking ) rear x1 120 af ( exhausting )< if i change this to SP will it exhaust better?

will it be very noisey too if i have this set up?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i am mounting my h100i to front of case because theres not enough space if i mount on top

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-White-Static-Pressure-Cooling/dp/B00L64NYL6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_2&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

so i guess 4 of these ( 2 twin packs ) for rad....

and

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF140-Quiet-High-Airflow/dp/B00F6S0XK8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_3&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

2 of these for top of case?

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-AF120-Quiet-High-Airflow/dp/B00F6S13DE?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

2 120mm one for rear of case and front bottom of case?

summary =

front h100i v2 + 120mm af ( all intaking ) top x2 140mm af ( intaking ) rear x1 120 af ( exhausting )< if i change this to SP will it exhaust better?

will it be very noisey too if i have this set up?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks good and you have the right idea. If you wanted to guarantee it is quiet, you could get a fan controller and control the fans off of that, well all that arent on your radiator. Also, do you have enough fan headers? What motherboard are you using?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

thats the thing i am worried about, msi gaming m5

if i do need a fan controller and fan hub any to recommend? ( from amazon only as i am shipping to my country... the rest of the sites dont ship to me )

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Given that there is 4 fan headers and you wish to connect 8 fans, and two headers are for your cpu, you could use two fan splitters to control your fans off of your rad off of the two system fan headers, or one off system and the other on the last free cpu header. The rest would need a fan controller or more splitters off of the last fan header but you don't want to split for too many fans or else you could burn out the header.

I would recommend http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-fan-controller-sentrymesh

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

so should i get splitter or a fan hub?

or a fan controller comes with fan hub? sorry im new to thise

but that only has 5 buttons and i have 8 fans? how does that work?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get both. Put the two fans on the top onto a splitter and connect them to your motherboard and run it off of one of they system fan headers

Put the rear fan and the bottom fan on a splitter and run it off of the other system fan header Plug your pump into your CPU/OPT header

If it were me I would put all 4 fans of your rad onto your fan hub and just adjust them according to your load if you need to, well I would do that and monitor temps for a while so you know where the sliders on the fan hub need to be if its a hot day and you are gaming hard and need it a bit cooler but still want it to be relatively quiet.

Or ditch the hub and risk putting all 4 rad fans on 3 splitters and run it off the other free cpu header. Upto you. Look up the power required for the fans and what the header can supply should you want to do this.

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