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Upgrading to push pull config?

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February 24, 2012 3:08:10 AM

Hey guys, im using an Asetek 510lc in a single fan configuration. Would it be possible to easily add on another fan (or buy two and replace the old one) to turn it it into a push pull configuration? I would like to do this so I can have better CPU cooling but also have a more powerful exhaust exystem to cool my GPU. Would it be easier to get something like the corsair H80?

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February 24, 2012 10:29:27 AM

It's hard to tell from the Asetek website.

If you look at your 510lc radiator you should be able to tell if you can attach a fan to BOTH sides. And your last fan would need to have mounting holes for the fan and the case.
The biggest challenge might be getting the right mounting hardware/screws.
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February 24, 2012 11:46:18 AM

I follow a simple rule when building a computer.
"If it looks like it fits, it probably does."

I can tell that you can put another 120mm fan on the other side, make sure you get the air flow the right way around. if you have then both pulling air from the rad you could damage the CPU with insufficient cooling.
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February 24, 2012 11:54:28 AM

silverliquicity said:
I follow a simple rule when building a computer.
"If it looks like it fits, it probably does."


If it doesn't quite fit, make it fit. :D 
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February 24, 2012 12:04:24 PM

joedastudd said:
If it doesn't quite fit, make it fit. :D 


+1 to that bro ^^
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February 24, 2012 12:08:03 PM

ubermonkey101 said:
but also have a more powerful exhaust exystem to cool my GPU.
What kind of case do you have?
There might be better options for extra GPU cooling than depending on the Asetek 510lc dual fan configuration.
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February 24, 2012 12:56:58 PM

@Joedastudd and frombehind,

you obviously went to the school of Moto, well done guys :) 

@Op, it will be simple to do, just ensure your fans have screwholes both sides,
screw both fans to the rad blowing the same way (Exhaust I believe you said)
then put the assembly to the rear mounting place on the case,
feed a screw through the rear of the case into the fan housing, repeat and tighten once you can let go of the assembly
remember to plug the pump/fans in
job done hehe
just to confirm, asustek website shows a fan screwed to the case, then the rad, you can clearly see the screwholes on the inside, so you know they are in fact there, I think they probably allowed for the fact people would go pushpull when designing them, third pic on top row,
http://www.asetek.com/products/oem-standard-products/cp...
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February 24, 2012 1:50:07 PM

Thanks for all the helpbguys, for those of you wonering, Ive got a Raidmax Blackstorm case. Would I need to replace the existing fan as well?
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February 24, 2012 2:11:52 PM

It would be easier for you to buy two matching fans than just one that matched the original, which has obviously aged anyhow,
check the cooling fan roundup sticky at the top for some good fans :) 
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