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Corsair 450D fan configuration

nullpoynter

57 months ago

I just picked up the Corsair 450D (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-cc9011049ww). It comes with 2 x 140mm fans in the front and 1 x 120mm fan in the rear. I might replace the rear 120mm for aesthetic purposes, but should I add any fans to the top of the case? It supports 2 x 140mm fans or 3 x 120mm fans at the top. I should mention I'm using an i7-4790K with a Noctua DH-U12s (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu12s). The Noctua fan will be in a push configuration, pushing air toward the rear fan. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks...

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Front: (x2) 140mm INCLUDED ( INTAKE)

Top: (x3) 120mm or (x2) 140mm (EXHAUST)

Rear: (x1) 120mm INCLUDED (EXHAUST)

Bottom: (x2) 120mm (INTAKE)

I would probably add 2= 140mm to the top of the case. 140mm move more air at less rpms (compare to 120mm fans) translating to more silent fan.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

i would probably just add 2x140mm fans in the top as exhaust and call it a day. :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I did and it's working great:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Apex1/builds/#view=rgnnTW

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

As suggested above I think I may put a couple of 140mm fans in the top. Thinking about replacing all the fans in the case with the Corsair AF140s with the color ring. I thought about LED fans, but I'm thinking they may annoy me after awhile and I wouldn't be able to turn them off. Thanks for the replies everyone. Much appreciated...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Refer the build below

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GbzMnQ

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

So, assuming I add two 140mm fans to the top, what is the best way to connect then? I will have two front intake fans, 2 top exhaust fans, and 1 rear 120mm exhaust fan. I only have 3 system fan headers in my MSI Gaming 7 board. Any suggestions?

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