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h80i fans position and case fans.

Hey guys, so im going to get a corsair h80i cooler, and i have an Aerocool xtreme-x black.
The case has 1 180mm fan intake at front, 1 140 exhaust at top, and 1 120mm exhaust at rear.
So should i install my h80i fans at top, or at rear and put the 120mm at top exhausting? ( can have 2 fans at top)
Thanks for reading.
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  1. Best answer
    I don't recommend an h80i. You can get a BETTER performing air cooler for less money.

    For the fans, the current setup is good. IF you did get the h80i, it would be mounted at the rear in place of the 120mm fan and used as an exhaust.
  2. No i cannot have better air cooling. Already saw noctua nh d14 and nzxt havik 140. They would give me trouble with ram cause i have high profile ones, and h80i achieves better temperatures at load and during summer is also better than noctuas, also i prefer the looks.
    Ok thanks ill do that :)
  3. By the way we were arguing about the 660 ti sli vs 780 right? Haha, i guess you were right, but i already saw some bench were 780 win :)
    Sorry if i was kinda agressive in the other thread
  4. You are simply wrong. The NH-D15 competes with the h100i and is better than the h80i for sure. This is a well known fact.

    If you have RAM clearance problems, you can simply remove the heat sinks. They are 100% cosmetic and do nothing. If you do not want to do that, You could look at the Zalman CNPS9900max. I own it and it cost $50. It only performs 1-2c worse than the h00i and is better than the h80i by a measurable amount.

    Not to mention the H80i will be LOUD compared to any air cooler.
  5. But let me guess you say that without owning or ever did own a h series cooler? And i dont have d15 for sale in my local store.
    Already read a lot of reviews all talk well about the h series nd say they are quality coolers. Also ill get better fans for the h80i if i find it to noisy.

    Edit : dont have that zalman at my local store too :/
  6. I have owned an h60, h80, Coolit-Eco 120, IPB-Z001. All were MUCH louder than any of my air coolers. Most by almost double.

    No matter what you change the fans to, the cooler will LOSE performance. that is how it works. The fans NEED to be loud fast ones to get the performance.

    Can you link me to the local store and we can see what we can find for you?
  7. If we were only to give advice on parts we own, the amount of help here would decrease by a lot.
  8. I read people who bough quieter fans and did not lose performance. And i dont think ill ne running h80i fans at max speed
    Its in portuguese but yes here it is :

    www.f13pc.pt/
  9. I have to agree with tiny voices, the noctua is just on a different level than the h80i. Need to go with a 240mm+ radiator liquid setup to be comparable.
  10. What do you mean with that teemi?
  11. "But let me guess you say that without owning or ever did own a h series cooler?"
  12. How tall is your RAM?

    I would check the clearance on the Noctua coolers as they do accommodate VERY tall RAM.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6177/choosing-the-best-120mm-radiator-fan-testing-eight-fans-with-corsairs-h80/5 here is a trustworthy benchmark with an h80i and alot of fans. Nothing beats the stock fans and the only ones that come close are basically just as loud.
  13. I jave gskill ripjaws 1600mhz. The red ones
  14. Those are short RAM. No interference with any air coolers will happen. I own that SAME RAM.

    http://www.f13pc.com/loja/detalhes.php?id=4977

    or

    http://www.f13pc.com/loja/detalhes.php?id=3746

    Both will perform better than the h80i and make less noise and cost less.
  15. tiny voices said:
    Those are short RAM. No interference with any air coolers will happen. I own that SAME RAM.

    http://www.f13pc.com/loja/detalhes.php?id=4977

    or

    http://www.f13pc.com/loja/detalhes.php?id=3746

    Both will perform better than the h80i and make less noise and cost less.


    Actually they arent short, they arent low profile, they are high profile
    http://fotos.pccomponentes.com/memorias/memorias_ddr3/memorias_ddr3_1600/g_skill_ripjaws_x_ddr3_1600_pc3_12800_8gb_2x4gb_cl9.jpg

    I hate the noctua looks, so id go with the be quiet. Ill think about it thanks.
  16. I own that RAM. They are not anything like high-profile RAM. They will not interfere. I promise. I OWN THAT RAM.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412QlUxoAwL._SX300_.jpg this is what is meant by tall RAM. Your RAM is over twice as short as this and is considered low profile.
  17. tiny voices said:
    I own that RAM. They are not anything like high-profile RAM. They will not interfere. I promise. I OWN THAT RAM.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412QlUxoAwL._SX300_.jpg this is what is meant by tall RAM. Your RAM is over twice as short as this and is considered low profile.


    I just said that it ISNT low profile, i would have clearence problems with a lot of air coolers, already saw in a lot of reviews and people said. They arent as tall as corsair ones, but still they are high profile.
  18. No, I'm sorry, but they really are not high-profile. Please link me a review where they claimed to have issues with them. I have had HUGE coolers on my board with that same RAM.

    I'm not talking user reviews. I'm talking truest review from a trusted site. People lie all the time. TONS of user reviews are lies anyway. For every item on Newegg, only like 1 in 5 reviews actually are proven owners of the item they are reviewing.
  19. tiny voices said:
    No, I'm sorry, but they really are not high-profile. Please link me a review where they claimed to have issues with them. I have had HUGE coolers on my board with that same RAM.


    Cooler size doesnt have anything to do with ram clearance, is at what height the fans start. I would have problems with nzxt havik 140 for example, the ones i wanted to get, cause i would have very small espace beetween ram and fan, ripjaws x wouldnt fit :)
    And if it isnt high profile is what?

    Example : http://www.frostytech.com/articleimages/201201/NZXT140_lowDRAM.jpg
  20. It is fine for the fan to TOUCH the RAM. Having "very little space" is not an issue, but a GOOD THING.

    The NZXT Havik 140 will work perfectly if you remove the heatsinks from your RAM.
  21. tiny voices said:
    It is fine for the fan to TOUCH the RAM. Having "very little space" is not an issue, but a GOOD THING.

    The NZXT Havik 140 will work perfectly if you remove the heatsinks from your RAM.


    I dont want to take it off cause i care about the ahestetics.
    Ill think about the be quiet dark rock pro, but im towards the h80i, anyway, isnt there already be quiet darck rock pro 2 and 3?
  22. If it was me, I would not be buying any closed loop coolers. They just aren't worth the money and noise. I guess if all you care about is looks, then go ahead, but that seems a bit pointless to sacrifice performance and money.

    If I was you, I would be buying the NH-D14. 100%. What CPU are you cooling anyway?
  23. The noctuas is out of choice, dont want it in my system, to big, ugly. Be quiet probably its better. Still i think h80i will have better performance or the reviews that exist wouldnt say that h80i is a good and worth cooler.
    I7 3770 non k.
    I want very good temps even at stock speeds, i know its kinda pointless getting a expensive cooler for a non overclockable cpu but i want very good temps.
    Thanks until now.
  24. No, I'm sorry, the h80i will not outperform the Bequiet or the Noctua.

    IF you have a non K CPU all these coolers are a BIG waste of time and money. Get a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO AT MOST.

    Show me a review where the h80i beats the D14. It just isn't as good. It is a fine cooler. Most people buy it for looks, not for value or performance. That is why people rate it high. It looks good, and does work. Is it the quietest? NO. The best Value? NO. The best performance? NO. But that isn't why people buy it. People buy it to say "I have water cooling". For that, it is good. And it looks decent. I prefer an air cooler, but to each their own.
  25. Just go ahead and get the H80i, it looks like you have made up your mind and since your not over clocking it doesn't really matter. Yes you could get better for cheaper or spend less and have the same results but at the end of the day get what is going to make you happy.
  26. Stop saying im sorry, you dont need to.
    They arent a waste of money in my point of view, i want better lifespan and lower temps make it happen.
    I already saw a lot of reviews and all of them said well about the h80i, and none of the pros was " good looking "
    I dont even consider h80i water cooling so i dont want one just to say that.
    I just want a good performance cpu cooler, and at the same time i want a good looking one. I already read a lot of reviews or a lot of air coolers and h series. And i asked advice in fans position. I already saw a lot of people saying what you said. Thanks for answering the fans question. And ill think about the be quiet.
  27. Honestly the way these CPUs are built, you are not increasing the lifespan at all by keeping it a bit cooler. That just isn't how it works. On a stock CPU a cooler like a Hyper 212 EVO will give the same lifespan that the bet cooler there is will.

    Also, an H80i will not last nearly as long as an air cooler will.
  28. http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2012/11/30/corsair-h80i-review/2

    Heres where i foundd h80i to be better than be quiet. And at low fan speed h80i performed as good vs be quiet pro 1 and 2

    And i wont increase lifespan for having better temps? hm ok. So 40c 24/7 wont have better lifespan than 60c 24/7? Seems right.

    Yes, and air coolers have 2 years warranty, while h80i has 5
  29. enamak said:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2012/11/30/corsair-h80i-review/2

    Heres where i foundd h80i to be better than be quiet. And at low fan speed h80i performed as good vs be quiet pro 1 and 2

    And i wont increase lifespan for having better temps? hm ok. So 40c 24/7 wont have better lifespan than 60c 24/7? Seems right.

    Yes, and air coolers have 2 years warranty, while h80i has 5


    You will probably get the same lifespan on your CPU with the stock cooler as you would with an aftermarket cooler, they are designed to work at those temperatures and since your not overclocking you can't do any thing yourself to push the temperatures.

    An air cooler doesn't have any parts that can potentially break, the water coolers have the pump. So even though it has a five year warranty versus two the air cooler will infact last longer because it can't break unless you physically destroy it.

    Oh and by the way you don't have to be such a dick when other people are giving you sound advice.
  30. Ive been a dick? Wow ok. I asked for fans position advice, not cooling advice. I already saw a lot of opinions and reviewes, didnt need more opinions, of i needed id ask. I was just proving my point and showed that h80i has quite lower temps than be qiiet pro 2. And since when i was a dick? Really you guys... Sorry if you think i was offending anyone... Still i said i was going to think about the be quiet, and thanked him to answer mine question.
    By the way you have h110, are you happy with the performance of it?
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