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How to properly create case fan setup for Haf 912?

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November 30, 2012 3:03:41 AM

Hello, I have recently acquired 2 120mm CF-V12HP Cougar Vortex PWM Fans along with Two Corsair 120mm HP Silent Editions.
Cougars.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsairs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also have a coolermaster megaflow 200mm.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My specs are as follows:

CPU: Intel Core I-5 3570K

MOBO: MSI Z77A G-43

HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 64MB

RAM: Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB) 1866mhz

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 600w

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr 7870

BD-ROM: LG Black 14X BD-R...,

Case: Cooler Master Half 912


Now how would I properly place the fans so I would maximize case cooling for a potential overclock in case I get a Hyper evo 212. I would most likely overclock both the cpu and the gpu in the future and from what I have "gathered" about case cooling systems I have come up with a basic idea for the cooling of the system. For first priority would be cpu, then gpu.

Front:
1 corsair
1 cougar

Side:
1 cougar

Rear:
1 corsair

Top:
1 Cooler Master

Flow per fan:

Cooler Master~ 100CFM

Corsair~ 30CFM

Cougar~ 65CFM

Total intake~ 160

Total exhaust~ 130

30 CFM greater intake than exhaust

I would like to know if this fan setup is any good, or if it needs revision. My main concern is the larger intake flow into the case and if the positive pressure will be okay. I realize that I could have been smarter when buying this fan setup too, but I also got everything for under $30 from local store so it wasn't that bad. I haven't tested this setup yet.

Opinions and beliefs about the products and this setup are great.

Thank you.
a c 150 K Overclocking
November 30, 2012 5:01:53 AM

The SP120's aren't made for being a case fan, they're made for radiators and heatsinks.

I would leave the SP's out of this and soley use the cougars and the megaflow.

Try these setups:
cougars up top, megaflow in front
cougars in front megaflow on top
a b K Overclocking
November 30, 2012 5:47:04 AM

You have to many different fans i agree with amuffin
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November 30, 2012 6:12:46 AM

Thanks, I got the fans over 70% off when buying some other stuff, so should I keep the corsairs or return them? I don't plan on getting any w.c., but maybe a hyper evo, and they were less then 10 bucks together in the two pack.

For the current case setup I will move my stock front fan to the side, put the cougars in front, and put the megaflow on top. I will update soon.
December 1, 2012 3:26:37 AM

Thanks both of you. I put the two cougars up front and the megaflow up top and the temps went from around 36 C at stock to 24 C inside.
a b K Overclocking
December 1, 2012 4:13:20 AM

That's great!No problem your welcome!
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