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CPU Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 120XL

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May 4, 2014 2:27:18 PM

Hello,
I have a Cooler Master Seidon 120XL Liquid CPU Cooler however I have a slight problem.
This is my first liquid cooling so I need some help.
I have 1 cooling compartment on the CPU (i think that's the pump?)
and I have 2 fans with a radiator in between at the back of the case.
I have plugged the pump to the CPU fan header but I have no idea where to plug the other 2 back fans (they are combined into 1 plug with an extra item from the box.)

If I am right the pump should always run at full RPM, so I should disable the auto function for CPU Fan on the BIOS (so it will always run on full RPM) (around 1200-1300 rpm i presume)

If i do this and plug the other 2 back fans with the radiator in between to the CPU_OPT fan header, they also run on full speed (around 2400 RPM).

Should I go ahead and plug them into any other system/chassis fan header rather that CPU_OPt or shall I plug them on CPU_OPT header along with the pump on CPU and leave them on Auto so they arrange according to the temp of the CPU? (note that both pump and those two fans will arrange if I do this, so pump may not always run on full RPM)

Can you please help me, and please correct me if I wrote it wrong above (the names of the components etc)?

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May 4, 2014 3:44:20 PM

What is your motherboard. Yes the pump should be running full speed. Do you have any molex adapter to 3 pin so you can plug your pump directly into your PSU?
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May 4, 2014 3:49:43 PM

ohyouknow said:
What is your motherboard. Yes the pump should be running full speed. Do you have any molex adapter to 3 pin so you can plug your pump directly into your PSU?


Is the molex the 2 pin adapter? if that's I can get one, however wouldnt making the control for CPU fan header disabled from the BIOS serve the same thing purpose? Because doing so makes anything connected to CPU Fan header and CPU_OPT fan header to run at full speed constantly.

I can plug the other 2 fans (the ones at the back of the case infront and behind of the radiator) to a chassis fan header and set it to auto which means they will increase speed with warmer CPU?

Is that correct?

my mobo is Asus Rampage IV Black Edition by the way and thank you for taking the time to reply :) 

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May 4, 2014 4:14:19 PM

Yeah that is correct. Personally I like connecting a pump to the PSU at full power just because. The adapter for the PSU usually has 4 large pins.

Something like this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd suggest that you run your pump on the opt fan header with full power while the radiator fans are on Auto in the CPU header.
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