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Help mounting h80i in Haf X

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February 26, 2013 2:05:03 AM

Anyone know the best place to mount my h80i in a Coolermaster Haf X ?? I am having a hard time to decide where to put it.

It has a 140mm rear fan but the h80i says its a 120mm X 152mm x 38mm so I am unsure if it can fit there. I ask cause I will be building this saturday so I wanted to go in with some sort of plan.

Thanks all!

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a b K Overclocking
February 26, 2013 2:18:17 AM

Might need to get a 120 to 140mm fan adapter. On the plus side, it will act like a fan shroud and get better airflow through the rad.
February 26, 2013 2:18:29 AM

You rear fan mount can and does accept a 12mm fan. So yes, you can mount your H80 there without a problem.
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February 26, 2013 2:25:00 AM

He doesn't have to get an adaptor at all. The case can take a 120mm at the rear, it's made to hold either 140 or 120 mm fan. The H80 comes with 120mm fan so he just has to use the holes for 120mm fan to mount it instead of buying unnecessary adaptor.
a b K Overclocking
February 26, 2013 2:36:17 AM

hero1 said:
He doesn't have to get an adaptor at all. The case can take a 120mm at the rear, it's made to hold either 140 or 120 mm fan. The H80 comes with 120mm fan so he just has to use the holes for 120mm fan to mount it instead of buying unnecessary adaptor.


Didn't know that; I honestly wouldn't expect that from most manufacturers :) 
February 26, 2013 2:59:29 AM

OK so that seems like a good location then! Thanks!

Now to me to get the coolest air it makes sense to want to be intaking air from the outside rathr from within air within the case already. Is there a way to mount it in such a way to do so? or will it really no make a difference?
a c 168 K Overclocking
February 26, 2013 3:05:10 AM

Better off the radiator is exhausting heat from the case than dumping it back in. Keep your front to back airflow going in the case. Only time I would say having the rear 120mm as an intake is if you have a radiator at the top of the case.

Though if you wanted to make it an intake, then all you would have to do is flip the fan around and screw it in like that. Usually the ugly end of the fan with the product specifications sticker is where the air flows from the fan. Should also have arrows somewhere on the frame indicating airflow direction.
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