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September 11, 2013 6:40:32 PM

So I just bought a CPU liquid cooler, I have one fan on the radiator in the push position (I have it like this because my case didn't have enough room for a push/pull) My question is, for the top case fan, should it be in exhaust or intake. I have it as intake figuring that the cool air will be sucked by the fan on the radiator.
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September 11, 2013 6:50:55 PM

KeepThoseEyesOpen said:
So I just bought a CPU liquid cooler, I have one fan on the radiator in the push position (I have it like this because my case didn't have enough room for a push/pull) My question is, for the top case fan, should it be in exhaust or intake. I have it as intake figuring that the cool air will be sucked by the fan on the radiator.


Whats the fan situation with the rest of your case? How many intake and how many exhaust? Where are they located? I have my H100i fans setup as exhaust but only because I've got 2 intake in the front, an intake on the bottom and one more exhaust at the back. The being said, if your case has good airflow it shouldn't matter which direction you orient the fans as long as you are getting enough cool air in and the warm air out!
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September 11, 2013 7:03:57 PM

Zero Cool said:
KeepThoseEyesOpen said:
So I just bought a CPU liquid cooler, I have one fan on the radiator in the push position (I have it like this because my case didn't have enough room for a push/pull) My question is, for the top case fan, should it be in exhaust or intake. I have it as intake figuring that the cool air will be sucked by the fan on the radiator.


Whats the fan situation with the rest of your case? How many intake and how many exhaust? Where are they located? I have my H100i fans setup as exhaust but only because I've got 2 intake in the front, an intake on the bottom and one more exhaust at the back. The being said, if your case has good airflow it shouldn't matter which direction you orient the fans as long as you are getting enough cool air in and the warm air out!


I have two intake, one on the front and another on the side panel. This is the case I have off of google. http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7372/h50thermaltakev...
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September 11, 2013 7:08:22 PM

Top case fan should alway be an exhaust. Air rises through your case and out the top. If you were to make the top intake, it will just be working against itself, much less efficient. Water Cooling or air cooling, the top case fan/fans are always exhaust.

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September 11, 2013 7:14:07 PM

KeepThoseEyesOpen said:
Zero Cool said:
KeepThoseEyesOpen said:
So I just bought a CPU liquid cooler, I have one fan on the radiator in the push position (I have it like this because my case didn't have enough room for a push/pull) My question is, for the top case fan, should it be in exhaust or intake. I have it as intake figuring that the cool air will be sucked by the fan on the radiator.


Whats the fan situation with the rest of your case? How many intake and how many exhaust? Where are they located? I have my H100i fans setup as exhaust but only because I've got 2 intake in the front, an intake on the bottom and one more exhaust at the back. The being said, if your case has good airflow it shouldn't matter which direction you orient the fans as long as you are getting enough cool air in and the warm air out!


I have two intake, one on the front and another on the side panel. This is the case I have off of google. http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7372/h50thermaltakev...


Definitely make those 2 fans on your radiator exhaust!
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September 11, 2013 7:49:31 PM

Zero Cool said:
KeepThoseEyesOpen said:
Zero Cool said:
KeepThoseEyesOpen said:
So I just bought a CPU liquid cooler, I have one fan on the radiator in the push position (I have it like this because my case didn't have enough room for a push/pull) My question is, for the top case fan, should it be in exhaust or intake. I have it as intake figuring that the cool air will be sucked by the fan on the radiator.


Whats the fan situation with the rest of your case? How many intake and how many exhaust? Where are they located? I have my H100i fans setup as exhaust but only because I've got 2 intake in the front, an intake on the bottom and one more exhaust at the back. The being said, if your case has good airflow it shouldn't matter which direction you orient the fans as long as you are getting enough cool air in and the warm air out!


I have two intake, one on the front and another on the side panel. This is the case I have off of google. http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/7372/h50thermaltakev...


Definitely make those 2 fans on your radiator exhaust!

Well I only have room for 1 fan for the top, so I'm switching it to exhaust. Thanks for all the replies, i appreciate it.
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