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Moved Parts into HAF X- temp/fan issue.

Hey so i recently moved my parts over to the HAF X case. I also removed the 230mm front fan and thought I could instal 2 120mm fans, but I could only mount 1 fan... So i mounted the Delta 120mm fan that i had. I also put the second delta fan as an exhaust. But my problem is that the fans are PWM, but I'm not able to control the speed with auto tune, the fans don't seem to slow down. I have set the fan control mode to PWM and the Speed control to Manual, but still nothing.

Another thing is that I think I may need to re apply thermal paste to my CPU/ Heatsink. My temps are at 60-65 with 100% load at 4.1ghz. But i want to know if this is something I should consider from somebody who has experience with this. And also if they could let me know how to go about re applying the thermal paste.

My heatsink is the noctua-uh12ps-se2 and my Processor is an i7-3770k. If anyone can help me out,it would be great. I got the 2 delta fans to help with the temperatures and they seem to be higher then they were when i had my old HAF 922 case. That case had 3x 200m fans, and 1 120mm fan.

And if anyone knows how to mount 2 120mm fans on the haf x, please let me know so i can have 2 delta 120mm intakes, and replace the stock 120mm exhaust fan.
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    Karan Swaich said:
    Hey so i recently moved my parts over to the HAF X case. I also removed the 230mm front fan and thought I could instal 2 120mm fans, but I could only mount 1 fan... So i mounted the Delta 120mm fan that i had. I also put the second delta fan as an exhaust. But my problem is that the fans are PWM, but I'm not able to control the speed with auto tune, the fans don't seem to slow down. I have set the fan control mode to PWM and the Speed control to Manual, but still nothing.

    Another thing is that I think I may need to re apply thermal paste to my CPU/ Heatsink. My temps are at 60-65 with 100% load at 4.1ghz. But i want to know if this is something I should consider from somebody who has experience with this. And also if they could let me know how to go about re applying the thermal paste.

    My heatsink is the noctua-uh12ps-se2 and my Processor is an i7-3770k. If anyone can help me out,it would be great. I got the 2 delta fans to help with the temperatures and they seem to be higher then they were when i had my old HAF 922 case. That case had 3x 200m fans, and 1 120mm fan.

    And if anyone knows how to mount 2 120mm fans on the haf x, please let me know so i can have 2 delta 120mm intakes, and replace the stock 120mm exhaust fan.


    I would suggest going back to the 230mm in front for the intake. You have a 120mm at the rear for exhaust, Not sure of the rest as in if you have anything at the top ( I do on my 912 HAF. If so, add two 120 mm up there for exhaust as well. That should give you plenty airflow. That is how I have this configured and it does well. As for the thermal Paste. Clean off al the old stuff with alcohol first, then apply only a small amount. Some say about the size of a small pea, others about the size of a grain of long grain rice. The compound is used to fill in the small grooves in the brushed finish of the cap from the machining process, to help make a better contact with the heatsink.
  2. The 230mm fan isn't as strong as my Delta 120mm fan. The Delta runs at 3900 rpm whereas the 230 is probably 700-1000. The intake with the 120mm is much higher then it would be with the 230mm. Delta fans are pretty powerful, but also noisy. I'm having issues controlling the speed, if i adjust it in easy tune it does nothing, so thats why i need some help
  3. I'm probably going to put the 230mm back, then put the 120mm fan in the facn duct they provide. I didn't know it could hold a 120mm fan.

    The delta fan has more cfm then the 230mm fan wheras the larger fan moves more air at a quieter speed

    Thanks for your help anyways.

    Best answer by coastie65.
  4. Karan Swaich said:
    The 230mm fan isn't as strong as my Delta 120mm fan. The Delta runs at 3900 rpm whereas the 230 is probably 700-1000. The intake with the 120mm is much higher then it would be with the 230mm. Delta fans are pretty powerful, but also noisy. I'm having issues controlling the speed, if i adjust it in easy tune it does nothing, so thats why i need some help


    The thing to look at when selecting fans is the CFM rating. The higher the better. I am running a 200mm in here ( can't mount a 230mm, or at least I don't think so ). The Cooler Master 200mm I have in front is at around 600 RPM and quiet. Right now, my airflow temp is at 32c and the ambient temp in this corner is pretty warm ( probably about 80 degrees or so ). I just used the fan tuning app. in the BiOS. The temps stay down and it runs quiet, even on the Performance setting.
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