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Advice for H115i Capellix + fans in 280x


senpaiDori
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Hello all. First post here.

 

Shoutout and thank you to c-attack, Zotty, and DevBiker in advance; been lurking here for a short while and see yall are the big mamoos around here. Learned alot from your posts and comments on almost everyones thread.

 

So I have a 280x case non rgb version. I have purchased the ML140 RGB dual fan kit. A H115i Capellix AIO with the (2) ML140mm RGB fans, and a Commander Pro. I am planning to use the (2) included ML120mm non RGB fans as intakes on the bottom of the case.

 

My question is how should I go about not only mounting the AIO, front or top, but also how should I control it, should I keep or return my CommanderPro since the Capellix comes with its own controller?

 

Thank you all.. sorry if this info is already somewhere in this forum.

 

EDIT: Forgot to mention I have an ASUS TUF B550 microATX mobo and a GIGABYTE 5700XT at something like 11 inches I plan on using in this build.

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I have this set up and couldn't fit the H115i Capellix in front. The radiator is huge. I have it on top with tubing facing the back.

 

 

Also have 2 of these in front.

 

 

The fan, pump speed and lighting can be controlled through i cue but I'm not sure which controller is better. With M-ATX board you may have issues fitting fans on the bottom.

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You want to keep the RAD higher than the pump as much as you can so i would mount it up top as exhaust but at the end of the day it's all preference.

 

As far as wiring, i would recommend using the commander core since it is a all in one for fan & RGB control and keep in mind it was designed to be used with the CAPELLIX coolers.

 

You can always hang on to your commander pro if you need it down the line or return it.

 

Just my $0.02 cents

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I don't think you need the Commander Pro and it's a bit too big and too costly to stuff in there for no reason. The Commander Core for the Elite cooler will give you PWM control for 6 fans and RGB control for 6 fans. Hard to stuff more than that in a 280X. The only thing the Commander could be helpful with is if you needed to control additional RGB strips or other non-Corsair 5v RGB devices, but a a Lighting Node pro at 1/3 the size would be a better fit for that. Should be safe to send the Commander Pro back.

 

As for fan location, radiator, etc.... small cases often don't give you a choice. Anyway you can get things to fit will have to do. I have not built in the 280X, so I defer to anyone else who has. Keep air coming from two sides and exiting the other two. That's all you can do.

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Your only option for the H115 is on the top of the 280X. It won't fit in the front. No way, no how. Two 140mm fans will but the extra bit for the radiator intake and outflow ... there's no place for them.

The top can be tight as well. I went with an H100 in the top of mine because of just how tight it was with the ATX power. But ... I could have made it work. As Bae Tard said, the tubing will be in the back. Again, that's really your only option here.

 

You won't need a CoPro. The CoCo that comes with the Capellix coolers will be enough for your needs, at least for the fans. If you want strips, get an LNP. Depending on your motherboard, you may need an internal USB hub. Fortunately, there are now a number of them available, not just the NZXT one and the side of the 280X has plenty of room for it. You can even be a little sloppy and careless with it. ;-)

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Thank you all very much for the input. After much consideration and googling, I decided to order the 540 case and give myself some more room to work with.

The case comes with (3) AF140ML fans, if i wanted to use two of them for the PUSH in in a push-pull config for the Capellix at the top of the case, would I be able to plug this into the CoCo?

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