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Anonymous
May 22, 2013 1:46:52 PM

Hello again :-)
I have just installed my new Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo onto my i5-2500k and am making sure everything is running smoothly before I plug in my new HD 7970 =D

I have noticed that the fan seems to be 'sucking' air into the heatsink where as I feel it would be best served 'pushing' it towards my case fan (as shown below)

Is the sucking action better?
If not, how do I reverse the fan so that it 'blows'?

Thanks,
Conor

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Anonymous
May 22, 2013 1:57:22 PM

How do I post an image of what I am struggling with?

Basically, I have my heatsink with the fan facing the rear of the case and a second fan at the rear of the case. Currently the case fan is blowing air out of the case while the CPU fan is 'sucking' air into the heatsink, would it be better for both fans to be blowing/sucking in unison, and if so, how do I reverse them?
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May 22, 2013 2:45:26 PM

Mount the fan toward the front of your case and install it so the airflow pushes through the cooler out the back to the exhaust fan. If you do not have room between the cooler and your hdd cage for the fan, mount it to the rear of the cooler so that it pulls air through the cooler toward the exhaust fan.

PUSH
<------- Airflow<---------
Exhaust Cooler Cooler Fan

PULL
<--------Airflow
Exhaust Cooler Fan Cooler
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Anonymous
May 23, 2013 4:29:13 AM

markwp said:
Mount the fan toward the front of your case and install it so the airflow pushes through the cooler out the back to the exhaust fan. If you do not have room between the cooler and your hdd cage for the fan, mount it to the rear of the cooler so that it pulls air through the cooler toward the exhaust fan.

PUSH
<------- Airflow<---------
Exhaust Cooler Cooler Fan

PULL
<--------Airflow
Exhaust Cooler Fan Cooler


Hello mate, thanks for the help - I am still confused though, how do I set the fan to push/pull?

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May 23, 2013 5:26:58 AM

The exhaust fan on the rear of your case is already correct - it is drawing air out (pulling) of the case. Depending on where you want the cpu fan (close to back or close to front), just unclip it from the cooler tower, turn it so the airflow direction goes toward the rear of the case and clip it back on. If you put it nearer the front of the case, it will be "pushing" air through the cooler to be "pulled" out by the exhaust fan. If you put it near the rear of the case, it will "pull" air through the cooler to be "pulled" out by the exhaust fan.

You are not really using push/pull. Push/pull occurs when you have two fans for the cooler - one will push air through and the one on the other side will pull that air through.

Mark
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May 24, 2013 1:13:28 PM

markwp said:
The exhaust fan on the rear of your case is already correct - it is drawing air out (pulling) of the case. Depending on where you want the cpu fan (close to back or close to front), just unclip it from the cooler tower, turn it so the airflow direction goes toward the rear of the case and clip it back on. If you put it nearer the front of the case, it will be "pushing" air through the cooler to be "pulled" out by the exhaust fan. If you put it near the rear of the case, it will "pull" air through the cooler to be "pulled" out by the exhaust fan.

You are not really using push/pull. Push/pull occurs when you have two fans for the cooler - one will push air through and the one on the other side will pull that air through.

Mark


Thanks for the help mate! swapped it around and now down to low 20s when idles ^^

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May 24, 2013 4:33:21 PM

Outstanding - good airflow saves lots of headaches!!
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