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Old 12-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A few questions about water cooling and fan contollers

I just recently moved to a water cooled 990x and I'm wondering if my setup is ideal. It has one fan behind the radiator pulling the air through. Would I gain much by adding another fan to push? Also right now the fan is controlled manually by the slider on my case, should I change fans to have it controlled automatically by the motherboard?

That leads me to my next question. I would like to get a 5.25 fan controller, do they make them that take temps from the motherboard the way cpuid does or do you need to run leads through the case?
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Default Re: A few questions about water cooling and fan contollers

What radiator are we talking here (what water setup), and what fans?

They make both kinds of fan controllers.
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Canada Computers | Cooling | Corsair Hydro Series H40 CPU Cooler -- for Intel LGA 775, 1155, 1156, and 1366. AMD AM2/AM3/FM1 (CW-9060001-WW)

Here is my cooler, with a corsair (case) fan behind it. Which is controlled by my case

Is there a controller that you would recommend that hooks up to motherboard, not having leads to pick up temps?

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I wouldn't be running a 990x at 4.4 under that little H40.
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I hooked up a second fan to it last night, keeps the temp lower by about 10%. But your probably right, I should back off the overclocked a little bit.

Again, is there a fan controller somebody could recommend?

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I thought you might have been running an actual custom loop with that setup. Just run the fans and pump off your headers. Just make sure the pump is running 100%.
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OK thanks...again a link to a fan controller would be great...

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