January 1, The primary component fans dwell on the CPU cooler either a tower fan or radiator fansthe power supply, and the video card. Case fans are responsible for funneling that air into the system, of course, for use by the component fans.
Case fans ensure lower internal ambient temperatures and help prevent temperature build-up inside the case. The rear exhaust fan will receive the front intake from the radiator and exhaust its slightly warmed air, leaving the GPU to intake from the lower front fan. We would recommend mounting larger radiators in the top as push exhaust setups.
Additional fans should be installed pursuant to their location in the case. Top can be either, depending on the case setup. Holding paper in front of a powered fan will also reveal airflow. As for radiator fans, those generally use longer screws. The radiator fan gets mounted to the radiator by using a screw that mounts through the entire fan in one side, out the other.
A few threads will be exposed on the other side, used for the radiator install. Reply 0. Fan Installation January 1, Ok thanks for your input, would you mind clarifying something for me? The alternative would be to put the radiator in front? Or more exhaust fans are needed? When I started researching for the pc, I was on a strict budget I surpassed it for rgb after all and k was extremely more expensive. I have an x72 in a h so similar set up. I recommend that if youre doing front mounted rad, do push pull.
Push pull vs just push doesnt drop cpu temps by much but it will increase air flow into the case to get that neutral air pressure. Puah pull also made my gpu temps slightly better as more air was reaching my strix card. My set up is using all noctuas. I have my six rad fans into a basic fan hub.
Its sata powered so it doesn't overload a header. My other 3 are into a splitter and into another header. Noctua fans use pretty low current so i can safely plug 3 into 1 mobo header. My noctua fans use 0. Edit: i use this fan hub. But yes I plugged the 6 fans into a fan hub, and that fan hub into a mobo header and made a custom fan curve in the bios.
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Become a Redditor and join one of thousands of communities. NZXT submitted 1 year ago by feorlike. I will be building a new pc in the next couple of weeks ordering parts at the moment I was wondering what would be the ideal fan setup for my build.
Want to add to the discussion?I read a lot of posts online which suggested many different fan setups, some that contradicted one another, so I hoped I could get a clear answer by asking here.
I'm not an expert at pc building as this is my first time, so I got really confused when reading how the H had negative air pressure is this good or bad? I second this. Having a front intake pointed right onto your GPU will only help it draw cooler air in. What makes me doubtful about getting front intakes is that the review showed them to be increasing GPU temps. I think they explained how the negative air pressure design of the H coupled with its completely enclosed steel front panel, meant that the GPU would only be cooled by taking in air from the empty expansion slot gaps under the rear exhaust area.
By adding front intakes, it would mean air is being pushed from the frontside of the case towards the expansion slots on the backside, which leads to the GPU being deprived of outside air.
At least that is what my understanding of it has been so far. No worries! Adding front intakes to this case definitely doesn't help lower GPU temps much, and in some cases like yours it can even make it worse.
When you tested with front intakes, did you have the maximum limit of all 4 fans installed? Or did you only put 1 fan as exhaust and 1 fan as intake? Main reason I decided to go with front intakes though was so dust won't build up as quickly since negative air pressure setups are more prone to fast dust build-ups.
When I had it set up I had 2 intakes and 2 exhausts. All 4 same fan and mm tried various different power to the fans for positive, even and negative and it always seemed worse than just running the exhausts only. Which now works better with the be quite silent wings. Having an air compress helps with that, just pop the glass off and give it a quick blow. Just don't let it build up then do it lol.
And I've been thinking of getting a dust filter roll and cutting it myself for the GPU slots there, or maybe try something silly and have a 92mm fan intake just below the GPU with a dust filter if there's room.
Yeah you can deal with the problem that way, but knowing me, I'm gona probably be too lazy to consistently clean my case every now and then haha. I don't remember exactly if it was this particular case, but I think I saw someone use that method of putting another fan below the GPU.
It was quite weird to me because there isn't a dedicated fan spot right below the GPU, but I think it might be possible to do so. Dont know if you have already found your answer but, in a negative airflow scenario what will happen is the case draws in air from small cracks and crevices so what will happens is the dust will accumulate in areas like where the glass side panel sits and other similar pieces. Yes im aware, thanks tho. Ive got my systen for 1 minths and no dust as of yet, will clean it every 2 or 3 months tho with an air blower.
I can confirm that my temps are lower with only 2 exhaust fans.August 2, This question gets asked every year, it seems, and is worth a revisit: Where in the case should I put my liquid cooler? Top, front, or rear? The case alone has a huge impact on thermal performance, next dictated by the fans and coolers within the system, then the video card how do its fans behave? Every single component impacts internal case thermals, and that means that the best anyone can do is create a system analog that reasonably represents most builds of a certain type.
For radiator testing, we simplify matters by eliminating the various air coolers designs — liquid coolers ultimately use parts that are easier to compare. In the very least, we can look at liquid cooler placement performance in a few different cases. This includes measuring how much a front radiator might reduce CPU temperatures at risk of raising GPU temperatures, or how a top-mount might do the opposite.
A note on charts: two configurations are compared in each chart, and the lower temperature between the two is highlighted green for each component. This does not mean that the difference is significant, it just means that one number is lower.
Some cases would allow this more readily. CPU temperatures were predictably lower when the radiator was placed in the path of unwarmed in-flowing air, while GPU temperatures were lower when inflowing air was not warmed by the CPU.
The two configurations tested are more directly comparable than they were in the RL06, since the direction of airflow did not significantly change. In the S, results were consistent between load and idle testing. This held true except for the top rear configuration under load, where dT was not only a degree lower than the front upper configuration, but also lower than the same test with the pump at full speed.
There were no anomalies in ambient temperature, CPU load, frequency, or voltage, but differences this small could be attributed to test variance, especially with the added complication of a pump speed curve.
Best fan configuration for my case (h700)
We have other cases tested in our article on GamersNexus, but the foundation is this: It depends on the case and the cooler. For some of the other cases we tested, we generally found that front-mounted radiators always raise GPU temperatures as the CPU heats up. This makes sense, since the front-mounted radiator is dumping heat onto the GPU. Ultimately, we generally recommend trying to keep the GPU out of heat paths as most have a temperature ceiling of C prior to clock throttling — and GPU clock throttles are more noticeable in gaming performance.
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I'm used to high airflow cases, which I'm assuming the nzxt h is not due to the front and top panels. Can anyone give me suggestions for what kind of fans to use and where? I can put either 3 mm or 2 mm on the front and top, and 1 mm on the back. I was thinking 2 mm for front and top and then the one on the back, but that seems like the pressure will be off and I will be sucking in dust from every little crack and crevice.
Also since there are panels front and top should I use static pressure fans there?Despite its minor drawbacks, NZXT's latest edition to its H line of chassis is definitely worthy of your consideration if you are in the market for a new mid-tower case. It's got top-notch cooling performance, includes RGB lighting, and has a tempered-glass side panel. The Hi is also quite fetching. But all of this comes at a high price. We've got the Hi mid-tower chassis on the test bench.
Let's dive right in. The NZXT Hi mid-tower chassis comes in black or white and a variety of accent colors, including black, blue, and red. The top of the Hi is home to two USB 2. The rest of the top panel is smooth and featureless. The front and side of the chassis are devoid of features as well. The opposite side panel features a one-button release mechanism that allows instant access to the area behind the motherboard tray.
Air intake vents on either side of the top and front panels not only provide a path for fresh air to be drawn in, it is also the area where NZXT has applied accent colors, providing a distinctive bit of flair to the overall look of the Hi. As you can see from the photos, the 5mm thick tempered-glass side panel is slightly recessed making it a bit difficult to reinstall on the rubber-coated locating pins once it has been removed.
Metal thumb screws with rubber washers keep the tempered-glass panel in place. Supporting both and mm fans and outfitted with mm fan, the exhaust fan mounting location features slotted screw holes that let you slide the fan up or down to make room for system components or to fine tune airflow. The bottom of the case has a single filtered hole for the power supply and four large rectangular rubber-coated feet that keep the case approximately one inch off any surface.
There is a large removable nylon filter that covers the fan mounting locations in the front of the chassis and a power supply filter that you remove from the rear of the case. The fan mounting locations in the top of the chassis are unfiltered. Current page: Features and Specifications. Home Reviews.
Our Verdict Despite its minor drawbacks, NZXT's latest edition to its H line of chassis is definitely worthy of your consideration if you are in the market for a new mid-tower case. Specifications Exterior The NZXT Hi mid-tower chassis comes in black or white and a variety of accent colors, including black, blue, and red.
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