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Which fans for Corsair H110i GTX?

Hi!

My System:

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe (2 Intake Front, 1 Exhaust Rear, AiO Top Exhaust)
i7-5820k @ 4,0 GHz 1,1V w/ Corsair H110i GTX
16GB Corsair RAM
GTX 980 Ti Palit Super Jetstream
500GB SSD + 500GB HDD
Corsair 1000i PSU

I got those 2 options (already got those) of using new fans on my Corsair H110i GTX:

4x http://geizhals.at/noctua-nf-a14-flx...8.html?hloc=at
2x http://geizhals.at/phanteks-ph-f140s...6.html?hloc=at

Would it be better to put the Phanteks or the Noctua on my AiO as Exhaust on TOP?
If the Noctua - Push or Push/Pull for better cooling? I will throttle them to 9V either way.

Thanks for your help!
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  1. I got no page found on those links, generally for radiators I would recommend fans optimized for static pressure. Push or pull or push+pull I dont really think makes a whole lot of difference, I linked a video on that topic below he tries out some different fan configs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pykvwv5vcY
  2. The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.
  3. Use the Phanteks in Pull, but don't lock them to 9v
  4. Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?
  5. 0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?

    I still think 2x Noctuas in front of the case pulling and 2x Noctuas on the radiator pushing is the best option.
    You need that extra static pressure in order to push air through the radiator.
    Prolimatech are a cheap brand and have very low quality fans, stay away! :o
    The Phanteks fans included with your case are quite good, so use one of those as exhaust at the back of your case and hook them all up to the PWM fan hub as mentioned. Don't throttle them via voltage, control the speed using the popular SpeedFan software. :)
    NEVER do push/pull, not what I was saying! :(
    It just increases the noise of the radiator overall, wastes money and offers no or very minimal thermal improvements.

    Summarizing:
    2x Noctua NF-A14 front (Pull) (facing inwards)
    2x Noctua NF-A14 top radiator (Push) (mounted on the inside of the case facing up)
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP back exhaust (Push) (facing outwards)
  6. Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?

    I still think 2x Noctuas in front of the case pulling and 2x Noctuas on the radiator pushing is the best option.
    You need that extra static pressure in order to push air through the radiator.
    Prolimatech are a cheap brand and have very low quality fans, stay away! :o
    The Phanteks fans included with your case are quite good, so use one of those as exhaust at the back of your case and hook them all up to the PWM fan hub as mentioned. Don't throttle them via voltage, control the speed using the popular SpeedFan software. :)
    NEVER do push/pull, not what I was saying! :(
    It just increases the noise of the radiator overall, wastes money and offers no or very minimal thermal improvements.

    Summarizing:
    2x Noctua NF-A14 front (Pull) (facing inwards)
    2x Noctua NF-A14 top radiator (Push) (mounted on the inside of the case facing up)
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP back exhaust (Push) (facing outwards)


    Are the Prolimatech really that bad? They got good airflow at just 18 DB regarding to their website.

    Ok but I read that for case fans its important to have good airflow fans. The Noctua just got a good pressure (1.51mm). Wouldnt it be better to put the Phanteks in front as intake?

    One more question:

    I got a 5th Noctua NF-A14 fan from a friend. Would it be an improvement to put a third fan in the front as INTAKE (at the DVD drive spot with a filter) and then use the last 2 for the radiator on top as exhaust and a phanteks at rear as exhaust?
  7. 0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?

    I still think 2x Noctuas in front of the case pulling and 2x Noctuas on the radiator pushing is the best option.
    You need that extra static pressure in order to push air through the radiator.
    Prolimatech are a cheap brand and have very low quality fans, stay away! :o
    The Phanteks fans included with your case are quite good, so use one of those as exhaust at the back of your case and hook them all up to the PWM fan hub as mentioned. Don't throttle them via voltage, control the speed using the popular SpeedFan software. :)
    NEVER do push/pull, not what I was saying! :(
    It just increases the noise of the radiator overall, wastes money and offers no or very minimal thermal improvements.

    Summarizing:
    2x Noctua NF-A14 front (Pull) (facing inwards)
    2x Noctua NF-A14 top radiator (Push) (mounted on the inside of the case facing up)
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP back exhaust (Push) (facing outwards)


    Are the Prolimatech really that bad? They got good airflow at just 18 DB regarding to their website.

    Ok but I read that for case fans its important to have good airflow fans. The Noctua just got a good pressure (1.51mm). Wouldnt it be better to put the Phanteks in front as intake?

    One more question:

    I got a 5th Noctua NF-A14 fan from a friend. Would it be an improvement to put a third fan in the front as INTAKE (at the DVD drive spot with a filter) and then use the last 2 for the radiator on top as exhaust and a phanteks at rear as exhaust?

    Cheap fan brands often give seemingly too good to be true specs on paper, while in action even though they may be producing 18DB of sound, or pushing a certain CFM, the static pressure of the airflow will be quite low, and the sound will be very 'wooshing' or flimsy sounding due to cheap bearings and materials being used. Plastic holds up terribly at higher RPMs, usually resulting in warping in the case of a fan like the Prolimatechs, due to the very thin blades.

    What case are you using? Sounds like the Mastercase 5 Pro.
    Yes, that configuration sounds perfect, should give you great temps.
    Note that airflow fans are mostly poppycock, because all cases will have some form of resistance, whether it be in the form of air vents, mesh or a side panel, there will always be a need for static pressure. Generally the higher the better, as this means that it pushes air through at- well, higher pressure. ;)
    3x 140mm fans in the front should be a show stopper in terms of case airflow.
  8. Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?

    I still think 2x Noctuas in front of the case pulling and 2x Noctuas on the radiator pushing is the best option.
    You need that extra static pressure in order to push air through the radiator.
    Prolimatech are a cheap brand and have very low quality fans, stay away! :o
    The Phanteks fans included with your case are quite good, so use one of those as exhaust at the back of your case and hook them all up to the PWM fan hub as mentioned. Don't throttle them via voltage, control the speed using the popular SpeedFan software. :)
    NEVER do push/pull, not what I was saying! :(
    It just increases the noise of the radiator overall, wastes money and offers no or very minimal thermal improvements.

    Summarizing:
    2x Noctua NF-A14 front (Pull) (facing inwards)
    2x Noctua NF-A14 top radiator (Push) (mounted on the inside of the case facing up)
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP back exhaust (Push) (facing outwards)


    Are the Prolimatech really that bad? They got good airflow at just 18 DB regarding to their website.

    Ok but I read that for case fans its important to have good airflow fans. The Noctua just got a good pressure (1.51mm). Wouldnt it be better to put the Phanteks in front as intake?

    One more question:

    I got a 5th Noctua NF-A14 fan from a friend. Would it be an improvement to put a third fan in the front as INTAKE (at the DVD drive spot with a filter) and then use the last 2 for the radiator on top as exhaust and a phanteks at rear as exhaust?

    Cheap fan brands often give seemingly too good to be true specs on paper, while in action even though they may be producing 18DB of sound, or pushing a certain CFM, the static pressure of the airflow will be quite low, and the sound will be very 'wooshing' or flimsy sounding due to cheap bearings and materials being used. Plastic holds up terribly at higher RPMs, usually resulting in warping in the case of a fan like the Prolimatechs, due to the very thin blades.

    What case are you using? Sounds like the Mastercase 5 Pro.
    Yes, that configuration sounds perfect, should give you great temps.
    Note that airflow fans are mostly poppycock, because all cases will have some form of resistance, whether it be in the form of air vents, mesh or a side panel, there will always be a need for static pressure. Generally the higher the better, as this means that it pushes air through at- well, higher pressure. ;)
    3x 140mm fans in the front should be a show stopper in terms of case airflow.


    I got the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case ;)

    So you say this is the best solution?:

    3x Noctua NF-A14 front INTAKE
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP Rear Exhaust

    OR would it be better:

    2x Phanteks PH-F140SP front INTAKE (or maybe 3)
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Noctua NF-A14 rear EXHAUST
  9. Basically no difference between SP and AF in PC's. I wouldn't overthink this. Corsair introduced a new gaming term, and look what we have today, arguments over fans who likely won't run at max RPM, factory lab specs that aren't realistic and radiator fins that aren't dense enough to really take advantage of one.
  10. The best setup for the enthoo with an Aio is 5 fans.
    2x lower intake, 2x on radiator on pull (does better at lower rpm and makes the fins much easier to clean) and 1x fan mounted to the back of the hdd cage set for very low (@400rpm).

    Top set intakes are counter productive. You get an almost direct airflow pushing 90° to the radiator exhaust. Don't need that fan. In modern cases using large rads, rear exhaust is pointless. Heat rises, you want to help it move, out the top. The only bonus to a rear exhaust is when using big air since the cpus exhaust is right at the fan. An Aio doesn't have that, just heat already rising from the gpu. You don't want to circulate the heat, you want it gone. Rear exhaust fans are basically just an antiquated leftover placement from the days of AT cases that had no top vents.
  11. 0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?

    I still think 2x Noctuas in front of the case pulling and 2x Noctuas on the radiator pushing is the best option.
    You need that extra static pressure in order to push air through the radiator.
    Prolimatech are a cheap brand and have very low quality fans, stay away! :o
    The Phanteks fans included with your case are quite good, so use one of those as exhaust at the back of your case and hook them all up to the PWM fan hub as mentioned. Don't throttle them via voltage, control the speed using the popular SpeedFan software. :)
    NEVER do push/pull, not what I was saying! :(
    It just increases the noise of the radiator overall, wastes money and offers no or very minimal thermal improvements.

    Summarizing:
    2x Noctua NF-A14 front (Pull) (facing inwards)
    2x Noctua NF-A14 top radiator (Push) (mounted on the inside of the case facing up)
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP back exhaust (Push) (facing outwards)


    Are the Prolimatech really that bad? They got good airflow at just 18 DB regarding to their website.

    Ok but I read that for case fans its important to have good airflow fans. The Noctua just got a good pressure (1.51mm). Wouldnt it be better to put the Phanteks in front as intake?

    One more question:

    I got a 5th Noctua NF-A14 fan from a friend. Would it be an improvement to put a third fan in the front as INTAKE (at the DVD drive spot with a filter) and then use the last 2 for the radiator on top as exhaust and a phanteks at rear as exhaust?

    Cheap fan brands often give seemingly too good to be true specs on paper, while in action even though they may be producing 18DB of sound, or pushing a certain CFM, the static pressure of the airflow will be quite low, and the sound will be very 'wooshing' or flimsy sounding due to cheap bearings and materials being used. Plastic holds up terribly at higher RPMs, usually resulting in warping in the case of a fan like the Prolimatechs, due to the very thin blades.

    What case are you using? Sounds like the Mastercase 5 Pro.
    Yes, that configuration sounds perfect, should give you great temps.
    Note that airflow fans are mostly poppycock, because all cases will have some form of resistance, whether it be in the form of air vents, mesh or a side panel, there will always be a need for static pressure. Generally the higher the better, as this means that it pushes air through at- well, higher pressure. ;)
    3x 140mm fans in the front should be a show stopper in terms of case airflow.


    I got the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case ;)

    So you say this is the best solution?:

    3x Noctua NF-A14 front INTAKE
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP Rear Exhaust

    OR would it be better:

    2x Phanteks PH-F140SP front INTAKE (or maybe 3)
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Noctua NF-A14 rear EXHAUST

    The top configuration is best due to, as Karadjgne said, the increasing irrelevance of back exhaust fans due to the natural path that heat takes through your case. Should be perfect.
    Let us know how it helps performance! :)
  12. Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?

    I still think 2x Noctuas in front of the case pulling and 2x Noctuas on the radiator pushing is the best option.
    You need that extra static pressure in order to push air through the radiator.
    Prolimatech are a cheap brand and have very low quality fans, stay away! :o
    The Phanteks fans included with your case are quite good, so use one of those as exhaust at the back of your case and hook them all up to the PWM fan hub as mentioned. Don't throttle them via voltage, control the speed using the popular SpeedFan software. :)
    NEVER do push/pull, not what I was saying! :(
    It just increases the noise of the radiator overall, wastes money and offers no or very minimal thermal improvements.

    Summarizing:
    2x Noctua NF-A14 front (Pull) (facing inwards)
    2x Noctua NF-A14 top radiator (Push) (mounted on the inside of the case facing up)
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP back exhaust (Push) (facing outwards)


    Are the Prolimatech really that bad? They got good airflow at just 18 DB regarding to their website.

    Ok but I read that for case fans its important to have good airflow fans. The Noctua just got a good pressure (1.51mm). Wouldnt it be better to put the Phanteks in front as intake?

    One more question:

    I got a 5th Noctua NF-A14 fan from a friend. Would it be an improvement to put a third fan in the front as INTAKE (at the DVD drive spot with a filter) and then use the last 2 for the radiator on top as exhaust and a phanteks at rear as exhaust?

    Cheap fan brands often give seemingly too good to be true specs on paper, while in action even though they may be producing 18DB of sound, or pushing a certain CFM, the static pressure of the airflow will be quite low, and the sound will be very 'wooshing' or flimsy sounding due to cheap bearings and materials being used. Plastic holds up terribly at higher RPMs, usually resulting in warping in the case of a fan like the Prolimatechs, due to the very thin blades.

    What case are you using? Sounds like the Mastercase 5 Pro.
    Yes, that configuration sounds perfect, should give you great temps.
    Note that airflow fans are mostly poppycock, because all cases will have some form of resistance, whether it be in the form of air vents, mesh or a side panel, there will always be a need for static pressure. Generally the higher the better, as this means that it pushes air through at- well, higher pressure. ;)
    3x 140mm fans in the front should be a show stopper in terms of case airflow.


    I got the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case ;)

    So you say this is the best solution?:

    3x Noctua NF-A14 front INTAKE
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP Rear Exhaust

    OR would it be better:

    2x Phanteks PH-F140SP front INTAKE (or maybe 3)
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Noctua NF-A14 rear EXHAUST

    The top configuration is best due to, as Karadjgne said, the increasing irrelevance of back exhaust fans due to the natural path that heat takes through your case. Should be perfect.
    Let us know how it helps performance! :)


    Thanks for all your help guys!

    I went a little bit different since i also have 5 beQuiet Silent Wings 2 fans laying around :P and I testet it with all fans at the front as intake today.

    Now i got:

    3x beQuiet Silent Wings 2 front INTAKE
    2x Noctua NF-A14 on Radiator EXHAUST
    1x beQuiet Silent Wings 2 rear EXHAUST

    at a room temperature of 26-27 dagrees I got my GPU to a max of 75 ° after 15 minutes Witcher 3 so that works for me (its summer here and its hot)!
    My CPU never goes above 70 ° even after 30 min of Prime testing.

    What you guys say about this solution? :)

    If the Silent Wings 3 (which will come in august) have much better airflow and pressure I think I will change them all :)

    Final Question:

    I was looking at the Hybrid GPUs. I think my next one will be a Hybrid like MSI Sea Hawk. You guys got some experience with those? Should bring my GPU to a max of 50° I think.

    Regards
  13. 0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    0bwan said:
    Chugalug_ said:
    The Noctuas are better for pushing due to the higher static pressure rating compared to the phanteks fans.
    The Phanteks ones are still pretty good as far as included fans go though, so i'd still consider using them.
    If you can, see if you can get 2x Noctua 140mms in the front of the case, then put the other two in exhaust at the top on the radiator. Fill the extra space with the Phanteks 140mms you have and connect it all to the PWM fan hub on the back side of your case, plug this in to your motherboard's 4 pin fan header and you can manually control all of the fans' speeds through a single header. Yes this is safe, don't worry! :)
    Put the front fans in pull, as in pulling air into the case, and the top and back fans as push, pushing hot air out.
    This remains consistent for all fans, while you will always want to put the radiator in exhaust, with the fans on the inside pushing hot air out.


    Thanks!

    For case fans I got already 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 14 as INTAKE. So you think putting the 4 Noctua fans as push/pull configuration would be the best choice? Or just 2x push?

    I still think 2x Noctuas in front of the case pulling and 2x Noctuas on the radiator pushing is the best option.
    You need that extra static pressure in order to push air through the radiator.
    Prolimatech are a cheap brand and have very low quality fans, stay away! :o
    The Phanteks fans included with your case are quite good, so use one of those as exhaust at the back of your case and hook them all up to the PWM fan hub as mentioned. Don't throttle them via voltage, control the speed using the popular SpeedFan software. :)
    NEVER do push/pull, not what I was saying! :(
    It just increases the noise of the radiator overall, wastes money and offers no or very minimal thermal improvements.

    Summarizing:
    2x Noctua NF-A14 front (Pull) (facing inwards)
    2x Noctua NF-A14 top radiator (Push) (mounted on the inside of the case facing up)
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP back exhaust (Push) (facing outwards)


    Are the Prolimatech really that bad? They got good airflow at just 18 DB regarding to their website.

    Ok but I read that for case fans its important to have good airflow fans. The Noctua just got a good pressure (1.51mm). Wouldnt it be better to put the Phanteks in front as intake?

    One more question:

    I got a 5th Noctua NF-A14 fan from a friend. Would it be an improvement to put a third fan in the front as INTAKE (at the DVD drive spot with a filter) and then use the last 2 for the radiator on top as exhaust and a phanteks at rear as exhaust?

    Cheap fan brands often give seemingly too good to be true specs on paper, while in action even though they may be producing 18DB of sound, or pushing a certain CFM, the static pressure of the airflow will be quite low, and the sound will be very 'wooshing' or flimsy sounding due to cheap bearings and materials being used. Plastic holds up terribly at higher RPMs, usually resulting in warping in the case of a fan like the Prolimatechs, due to the very thin blades.

    What case are you using? Sounds like the Mastercase 5 Pro.
    Yes, that configuration sounds perfect, should give you great temps.
    Note that airflow fans are mostly poppycock, because all cases will have some form of resistance, whether it be in the form of air vents, mesh or a side panel, there will always be a need for static pressure. Generally the higher the better, as this means that it pushes air through at- well, higher pressure. ;)
    3x 140mm fans in the front should be a show stopper in terms of case airflow.


    I got the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Case ;)

    So you say this is the best solution?:

    3x Noctua NF-A14 front INTAKE
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Phanteks PH-F140SP Rear Exhaust

    OR would it be better:

    2x Phanteks PH-F140SP front INTAKE (or maybe 3)
    2x Nocuta NF-A14 on Corsair H110i GTX as Exhaust
    1x Noctua NF-A14 rear EXHAUST

    The top configuration is best due to, as Karadjgne said, the increasing irrelevance of back exhaust fans due to the natural path that heat takes through your case. Should be perfect.
    Let us know how it helps performance! :)


    Thanks for all your help guys!

    I went a little bit different since i also have 5 beQuiet Silent Wings 2 fans laying around :P and I testet it with all fans at the front as intake today.

    Now i got:

    3x beQuiet Silent Wings 2 front INTAKE
    2x Noctua NF-A14 on Radiator EXHAUST
    1x beQuiet Silent Wings 2 rear EXHAUST

    at a room temperature of 26-27 dagrees I got my GPU to a max of 75 ° after 15 minutes Witcher 3 so that works for me (its summer here and its hot)!
    My CPU never goes above 70 ° even after 30 min of Prime testing.

    What you guys say about this solution? :)

    If the Silent Wings 3 (which will come in august) have much better airflow and pressure I think I will change them all :)

    Final Question:

    I was looking at the Hybrid GPUs. I think my next one will be a Hybrid like MSI Sea Hawk. You guys got some experience with those? Should bring my GPU to a max of 50° I think.

    Regards

    They're not as great as they're made out to be.
    They use a pump like the Corsair H60, meaning that it will be relatively loud, but will get the job done to a decent extent. Unlikely that it will bring it to a max of 50c, i'd say more in the mid 60s under synthetic load, although regular load will probably see temps in the mid-high 50s. The Silent Wings 2 don't have great static pressure due to the fact that they are an airflow fan, but they are still good if your case is relatively open.
    If the airflow pattern is quite tight, stick with the Noctuas, as they will push more air at a higher static pressure, which is optimal in your case. You can however use one of the Silent Wings 2 as an exhaust fan, I see no problem with that.

    Edit: The Be Quiet fans can also be used for the front if you so desire, but I recommend the Noctuas to pull more air through.
  14. Bah. Hogwash. The asetek designed pumps (the round ones) are almost always dead silent. The CoolIt pumps (square ones) can sometimes develop a tick, and the eisberg pumps (tall square) are not good at all. Generally. I have 2 AIO coolers, a corsair h55 and an nzxt Kraken x61, both asetek design pumps, both dead silent. Most of the issue with pump noise is not actually pump noise, its ppl. The only pump they've ever used or had a buddy use is the CoolIt designed pump on a h100 or h100i. Most have never seen a kraken, or a Raijintek or a swiftech AIO and base their entire assumption on 1 pump which is years old and has since seen improvements.
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    Karadjgne said:
    Bah. Hogwash. The asetek designed pumps (the round ones) are almost always dead silent. The CoolIt pumps (square ones) can sometimes develop a tick, and the eisberg pumps (tall square) are not good at all. Generally. I have 2 AIO coolers, a corsair h60 and an nzxt Kraken x61, both asetek design pumps, both dead silent. Most of the issue with pump noise is not actually pump noise, its ppl. The only pump they've ever used or had a buddy use is the CoolIt designed pump on a h100 or h100i. Most have never seen a kraken, or a Raijintek or a swiftech AIO and base their entire assumption on 1 pump which is years old and has since seen improvements.


    True. I actually owned a 980ti Hybrid for a while, but it was definitely the pump noise that was the problem. Temperatures weren't that great either, being in the high 60s under stress testing as I mentioned, not worth the price imo.
    Perhaps they've gotten better with recent revisions, but i'm just putting out my experience on paper.
    I agree with you in the case of the Kraken x61, it is dead silent, but the H60 was quite loud when I used it in an ITX build a while back. Temperatures were in the 60s under gaming load on the CPU, and I could hear the pump going with headphones on through my case, so not great compared to an air cooler for the price when factoring in noise.

    It may well have been vastly improved in this generation, I guess only time will tell! :)
  16. Yeah, the older h60's sucked lol. It's seen at least one decent revision. I've never had any pump issues from the asetek pumps like the h105 or h55 uses or any of its hybrids like nzxt/swiftech uses.
    The bonus to the asetek pumps is they are used by gpu coolers such as the nzxt G-10, so you could ostensibly use a h105 on a gpu, if you chose to.
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