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September 10, 2013 4:30:00 PM

Hey Everyone,

So I finally decided on a build and I'm waiting for it to come in. Here it is:

Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Sabertooth Z87
Corsair H100i
EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W 80 PLUS Gold
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V
Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB SATA 6Gbps SSD
7200RPM HDD
DVD Burner
NZXT Phantom 410

My question has to do with the case, Corsair H100i and how to set it up for intake and exhaust.

This is how I look at it but I could be completely wrong as this is my first build. While I've done my best to research all of this, I'm not perfect and I'm open to criticism or ideas.

1.) I will replace the 1x140mm top fan that comes stock with the case with the Corsair (2x120mm fans) as an exhaust. Is that best?

2.) This will leave me with the extra 140mm fan that I can use on the side of the case. The case also comes with 1x120mm fan on the front and back as well. How should I set these remaining fans up intake and exhaust?

3.) I will have a total of 2x fans on top, 1x on the side, 1x on the front and 1x on the back. Is this enough? I plan on doing a little bit of over clocking but nothing crazy.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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September 11, 2013 12:58:52 AM

1) 2x120mm fans will probably provide more cooling, however it will make more noise. So depending on your noise vs. performance, you could go with it.

2) Honestly, instead of putting it on the side, the NZXT phantom comes with a fan mount in the HDD drives, I'm not exactly 100% sure of the dimensions, but if there's space you should put your 140mm fan in that slot as an intake, that way you have one in the front, one on HDD cages to provide more intake and then two fans on the top and one at the back. However, if you really want the side fan to cool your GPU, it would be intake for the front and side of the case. Exhaust for the back and top of the case.

3) Should be fine! Have fun!
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September 11, 2013 8:30:11 AM

Cool4strenz said:
1) 2x120mm fans will probably provide more cooling, however it will make more noise. So depending on your noise vs. performance, you could go with it.

2) Honestly, instead of putting it on the side, the NZXT phantom comes with a fan mount in the HDD drives, I'm not exactly 100% sure of the dimensions, but if there's space you should put your 140mm fan in that slot as an intake, that way you have one in the front, one on HDD cages to provide more intake and then two fans on the top and one at the back. However, if you really want the side fan to cool your GPU, it would be intake for the front and side of the case. Exhaust for the back and top of the case.

3) Should be fine! Have fun!


Thanks for the info. I don't care much about the noise because I use headphones when I'm gaming and when I'm not I should be able to adjust the fans to make it quiet. So would it be safe to assume that you should have an equal amount of intake and exhaust fans?
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September 11, 2013 5:43:00 PM

Actually, it depends, but don't worry about it too much, your setup should be fine.
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September 14, 2013 1:21:35 PM

Cool4strenz said:
Actually, it depends, but don't worry about it too much, your setup should be fine.


Hi, thanks for all the info. I completed the build and it's running awesome. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped me!

Intel Core i7-4770K (OC'd to 4.5Ghz, 1.20v)
Asus Sabertooth Z87
EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler (Plan on SLI when price drops)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V
NZXT Phantom 410 (140mm front intake, 120mm side intake, 120mm back exhaust)
Corsair H100i (2x 120mm fans on top as an exhaust)
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W 80 PLUS Gold
Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB SATA 6Gbps SSD (Windows)
Seagate Baracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD (Games/Storage)
Crappy DVD Burner
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