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October 8, 2010 8:01:54 PM

Please bare in mind this is for a friend so I have to be able to convince him of the best possible path in this situation

I'm setting up a Corsair H50 with push/pull config in an antec 1200 case with an Asus Sabertooth X58

Because the case is filled with blue LED fans we'd like the fans on the H50 to follow suit.

I was looking at these:

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

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


The sunbeams have no feedback on them so far anywhere from what I can tell, but they're a good company from what I hear and aside from the low RPM, they seem pretty good. I'm not sure how important that low RPM is since they have such high CFM.

If you have other suggestions at that price point I'm all ears, but they need to be available on newegg because my friend won't even go to Microcenter to save 70 dollars on his processor. He's that intent on buying from newegg.

Also I hear static pressure is more important for radiators? Is there an easy way to figure out which one has more or is it enough to of a difference to even bother?

Should I set this up to draw air from inside and let the bigboy take care of most of the exhaust? or should I set the fans for exhaust along with the rear? I'm thinking the latter, but I figure it's worth asking in case I'm missing something

Lastly, this isn't the first system I've built but it is the first one I've build with so many fans. From what I understand, the internal fans on the 1200 are chain-able molex(it's all at his place and I haven't cracked anything open yet), so that's not an issue, but will the 3 pins on the radiator fan reach the mobo ok or should I get a splitter and run them both to CHA_FAN1?


Thanks a lot, guys

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a b K Overclocking
October 8, 2010 8:59:36 PM

Sorry missed some of your question. You definitely want things to exhaust out of the case, except the front or side intake fans obviously. I know this is a little more money, but I would invest in a fan controller, they really come in handy.
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a b K Overclocking
October 8, 2010 9:05:55 PM

totally agree.......

the front fans on a system should always be pulling air into the case (puller fans) and in the back of the case you should have pullers as well......getting the air OUT of the case. you do not want to have whats called an "Air flow short circuit" where you have a pusher and a puller fan too close together and the air is not going anywhere.
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October 8, 2010 10:03:14 PM

Yeah I thought so. just corsair says the cooler works better when pulling in air from outside, so i wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy.

Still I'm looking for fans with blue LEDs and I'm curious about the best way to hook them up. Will the board supply enough power to both fans from one connector, or would I better off just hooking them up to a molex connector? I understand the virtues of a fan controller but I'm not going to be able to convince my friend of that unless it's something cheap and that he'll never have to fuss with.

Try to understand he's not even tech savvy enough to build his own machine, so I'm kinda looking for simplicity here.

Thanks again
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a b K Overclocking
October 8, 2010 10:09:39 PM

Corsair is right about it working better, but just for the cpu. There are lots of other things to consider. Motherboard, ram, video card, hard drive, will all heat up if you face it that way.
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October 8, 2010 10:19:25 PM

yeah I know. I had considered all that. why I asked to make sure. I thought of everything exactly as you laid out, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss something. just so we're clear, I'm agreeing, not arguing.

anyway that's not my concern anymore. I'm curious now about which fans to use and the best way to do the wiring.
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a b K Overclocking
October 8, 2010 10:28:13 PM

Sorry not a wiring guru maybe someone else will chime in.
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a b K Overclocking
October 8, 2010 11:47:30 PM

I would go with the ultra kaze or the cooler master the slipstreams have about a 90% failure rate in the first 6 months(read the reviews). For the wiring you could use a splitter and connect both fans into the cpu fan header.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...

Or just use molex connectors, but if you do it that way the will always run full blast. [:bohleyk:1]
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October 9, 2010 12:06:28 AM

Best answer selected by niloklives.
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a b K Overclocking
October 9, 2010 12:10:21 AM

Thanks and good luck. [:bohleyk:1]
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a b K Overclocking
October 12, 2010 1:05:18 PM

niloklives said:
yeah I know. I had considered all that. why I asked to make sure. I thought of everything exactly as you laid out, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss something. just so we're clear, I'm agreeing, not arguing.

anyway that's not my concern anymore. I'm curious now about which fans to use and the best way to do the wiring.



f you want to hide all of your wiring......go buy some heat shrink tubing, 18gauge wire and some flex lum, some wire cutters/strippers, and a soldering iron and supplies extend the wiring o that you can route it around the edges of the case or where ever it is that you want to route them :D 
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