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New case and AIO - Questions about fans


TerryMeitz
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Hello all,

 

I bought the following items and will be moving my components to the new case and upgrading the water cooler. I have a H80i currently connected to my MSI Z270 Gaming M7 motherboard and i7-7700 4.3Ghz CPU.

 

I bought a iCUE 5000X RGB Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX PC Smart Case — Black that includes 3 X SP RGB Elite Fans and an iCUE lighting Node Core.

 

I bought an iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX Liquid CPU Cooler with the ML120 RGB PWM fans and the iCUE Commander Core.

 

I bought 3 X Noctua NF-S12B redux 1200 PWM fans (putting them on the side of the case)

and 3 X Noctua NF-P12 redux 1300 PWN fans (thinking about adding to the H150i).

I have Corsair LED strips (4 X) with a Lighting Node Pro that I plan on moving to the new case.

I also bought a 4 port internal USB hub to connect the USB connectors from all Corsair controllers on the back side of the case to keep things clean.

 

Here is my issue. (Note: I have not unboxed anything yet).

 

I am not going to use the back fan location, FYI.

 

The specs say that there can be 10 fans in the case, but I appears that I can add 3 fans to the top outside of the case to do a push/pull on the H150i.

Can I connect the LED fans from the case and the H150i to the commander Core and put the ML120's on the outside top of the case and the NF-P12 fans on the push (Bottom inside of H150i)?

If so, where should I be connecting all of the Noctua fans to? The 5000X Repeater Hub?

I am then assuming I can leave the Lighting node Pro with the LED strips just like they are now.(Connected to the Internal USB Hub).

 

Thanks for any input on this move.

Terry

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I sent the NF-P12 fans back. There is just not enough room at the top of the case and the tempered glass cover for any type of air flow.

I am going to keep the fans in the case with the Lighting Node Core and the H150i fans with the commander core.

The Noctua fans will be connected to the PWM hub.

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Probably for the best. There is little gain to be had with push-pull and a 4-6 core CPU. You just don't have the wattage to make the 6 vs 3 fans relevant. You need about 300W to create a 1C difference at medium fan speeds. Unless there are other airflow factors involved or custom high density or thickness radiators, not much reason to do this.
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Nice lil build!

Just a few things ^^

i see a fan slapped against the side plate, any particular reason why you left the plate on?

Also the top LED strip, it's been a while i bought these, but, i think there may be extensions in the pack. That can help avoiding other strips pull it down if you want to use the magnets only.

 

Polishing really, GG

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Nice lil build!

Just a few things ^^

i see a fan slapped against the side plate, any particular reason why you left the plate on?

Also the top LED strip, it's been a while i bought these, but, i think there may be extensions in the pack. That can help avoiding other strips pull it down if you want to use the magnets only.

 

Polishing really, GG

 

I left the side plate on to cover the 3 Noctura fans and to blow air across the motherboard.

As for the light strip. I went in a tucked the end connector into the case. The other part of the strip is going down the front of the case and is not pulling on the top strip.

 

However, I did have my first fatality today. I went to install a new hard drive and the side panel behind the motherboard shattered in my hands.:eek:

I submitted a support ticket, so I will see how this goes.

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