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NZXT Kraken X60 CPU Cooler Question. Please HELP

Am I getting an excellent cooling on my CPU if the Cooler Fans were in the top exhausting air while under it is the radiator or is it supposed to be radiator at the top then cooler fans under it? Thanks
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  1. You should put the fan under it and use it to pull air about of the radiator and out the case. Or you can always get another one and put it in a push pull config.
  2. realchaos said:
    You should put the fan under it and use it to pull air about of the radiator and out the case. Or you can always get another one and put it in a push pull config.


    Thanks for your fast reply realchaos, My rig's setup as of now, is the Fans in the top exhausting air (I think, as I can feel the air blowing at the top so I assume it's exhaust) and under it is the radiator, is it bad? Thanks
  3. Wait...can you post a picture of it?
    I'm kind of confused now. Did you mount your radiator on the top or the back?
  4. realchaos said:
    Wait...can you post a picture of it?
    I'm kind of confused now. Did you mount your radiator on the top or the back?


    Here's what it looks like,

    http://i.imgur.com/yLPCJtn.jpg
  5. Oh yeah, that's how it's suppose to be like.

    For some reason, I thought the Kraken was a 120mm rad lmao.
  6. realchaos said:
    Oh yeah, that's how it's suppose to be like.

    For some reason, I thought the Kraken was a 120mm rad lmao.


    So no problems, whatsoever? The Fan is blowing air out of the case from what I feel when I put my hand at the top. So what does my radiator do then? I've seen other builds with the same cooler as mine where they put the rad at the top then fans at the bottom of the RAD, what's the difference in cooling performance between mine and that? Thanks
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    The heat from the cpu will go to the water, making the water hot. It then goes back to the radiator and then the fan pulls the heat away from the water and outside the case.

    The other people are probably using a push-pull config, where they have two fans on the top and two fans on the bottom. The bottom fans push the cool air inside the case into the radiator to help cool the water, and then the top fans pull the heat outside. It lowers temps by 3-5c I believe.
  8. realchaos said:
    The heat from the cpu will go to the water, making the water hot. It then goes back to the radiator and then the fan pulls the heat away from the water and outside the case.

    The other people are probably using a push-pull config, where they have two fans on the top and two fans on the bottom. The bottom fans push the cool air inside the case into the radiator to help cool the water, and then the top fans pull the heat outside. It lowers temps by 3-5c I believe.


    Thanks a lot for your answer, that really clears things up! :)
  9. Hi sorry for posting again after you found your answer.

    I have the same watercooler but what I've done is attach the 2 fans under the radiator and attach the radiator to the top. There is only 200mm fan at the very top of the case pulling air out. I still believe I can improve the cooling performance.

    I am using the kraken stock fans which are loud enough at minimum speed, temps are idle 28, haven't checked temps at load yet. If yo have further ideas please let me know.
  10. I have mine at bottom of case. thermaltake xaser vi soo sad they gave up on the series. I have fans on bottom inside of case pulling air in then rad. delivers great temps. I am usually 5-8 degrees cooler then everyone else I see. compared against similar room temps.

    IMO I would try a few diff setups and see if u get diff results.
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