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July 28, 2013 11:16:51 AM

Hi all!

I plan on using a Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler on my i5 3570K overclocked at 4.0GHz-4.5GHz...

All reviews on the H60 say its best to have air pulled into the case.. therefore meaning the hot air from the rad' will be pulled into the case?
Surely it would be best to expel the heat from the case.. not bring it in?

Would you say use the H60 in push/pull (aiming the hot air out of the case) with 2 x Bgears B-Blaster 120mm Fans (103CFM)
Surely this would be better..

My cooling set up is;
2 x 140mm fans exhaust on top of case [103CFM per fan]
2 x 120mm fans exhaust on rear of case (with H60 inbetween the fans) [103CFM per fan)
2 x 120mm fans intake on front of case [103CFM per fan)

All help is much appreciated!!
July 28, 2013 11:31:35 AM

If you have top exhaust. then I would probably suck in air from outside the case, and the top fans will exhaust the air that the H60 brings in. Using the H60 as an exhaust would mean all heat built up in other parts of the case could go through the heatsink, making it less efficient.
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July 28, 2013 11:55:07 AM

I have the H60 and I am still using the stock fan (which is part of the SP series from corsair) and I have overclocked my CPU from 3.5 to 4.2

If you have a top panel outlet fan then I recommend you set your H60 to pull/pull so that it is pulling cool air from outside of the case. the warm air inside the case is then sucked out of the system via the outlet .
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July 28, 2013 11:55:17 AM

BeastLeeX said:
If you have top exhaust. then I would probably suck in air from outside the case, and the top fans will exhaust the air that the H60 brings in. Using the H60 as an exhaust would mean all heat built up in other parts of the case could go through the heatsink, making it less efficient.


Yeah i guess that makes sense.. I will be using a fan controller aswell btw..
but will there be enough exhaust if I have 4 fans intake an 2 exhaust?

2 x 140mm exhaust
1|Rad|1 x 120mm intake
2 x 120mm intake...

thats 412CFM intake
206CFM exhaust...
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July 28, 2013 11:57:46 AM

yes, ofcourse. Hot air rises and the slightest suction from the outlet fans will take the air out.
My fan config is as followed and I have a very cool rig.

X2 140mm intake (front)
X2 120mm outlet (top)
x1 120mm intake (back) for my radiator.

Pull/pull is a good fan config
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July 28, 2013 11:58:32 AM

Azrael47 said:
I have the H60 and I am still using the stock fan (which is part of the SP series from corsair) and I have overclocked my CPU from 3.5 to 4.2

If you have a top panel outlet fan then I recommend you set your H60 to pull/pull so that it is pulling cool air from outside of the case. the warm air inside the case is then sucked out of the system via the outlet .


Makes sense but that would mean more intake than exhaust?
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July 28, 2013 12:00:19 PM

yes which means more cool air will be sucked into your system (thus keeping your system cool) when that air gets hotter it goes up where the outlet fans at the top will deal with it. Also the top fans will suck the heat from the northbridge heatsink and RAM.
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July 28, 2013 12:01:28 PM

Azrael47 said:
yes, ofcourse. Hot air rises and the slightest suction from the outlet fans will take the air out.
My fan config is as followed and I have a very cool rig.

X2 140mm intake (front)
X2 120mm outlet (top)
x1 120mm intake (back) for my radiator.

Pull/pull is a good fan config


Can i ask what your temps are, and if youve overclocked?

Also, please explain pull/pull i believe it is as below;
120mm > |RAD| 120mm >
And Pull/Push...
120mm > |RAD| < 120mm
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July 28, 2013 12:03:19 PM

Azrael47 said:
yes which means more cool air will be sucked into your system (thus keeping your system cool) when that air gets hotter it goes up where the outlet fans at the top will deal with it. Also the top fans will suck the heat from the northbridge heatsink and RAM.


But with more air coming in than out.. wont there be loads of hot air inside of the case as the air is being heated up quickly because there isnt much exhaust?
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July 28, 2013 12:04:36 PM

you're exactly right with the fan configs on a radiator.

(Degrees)
my CPU temp when idling is around 35 and when in game 42 (full load it is 49)
Motherboard 28
GPU 29 Idle in-game 45
HDD 23-30
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July 28, 2013 12:06:17 PM

air is very very light so the exhaust fans will be taking it all out. if you took the sideplate of your case off then they would not be as effective but in a closed area with the faceplate on the air can only get out of the case from the exhaust fans or the holes in the sideplate.
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July 28, 2013 12:10:50 PM

Azrael47 said:
you're exactly right with the fan configs on a radiator.

(Degrees)
my CPU temp when idling is around 35 and when in game 42 (full load it is 49)
Motherboard 28
GPU 29 Idle in-game 45
HDD 23-30


Azrael47 said:
air is very very light so the exhaust fans will be taking it all out. if you took the sideplate of your case off then they would not be as effective but in a closed area with the faceplate on the air can only get out of the case from the exhaust fans or the holes in the sideplate.


In that case, the fan config you've recommended sounds awesome, so excited to try this out!
Many thanks for your help
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