Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Stupid question about intake/exit case fan

Last response: in Overclocking
Share
January 31, 2011 2:41:50 AM

I'm building my PC and am going to have 3 intake fans, 2 120mm in front 1 140mm on side. and 3 120mm exit fans, 2 on top 1 in back. My question is because I haven't fired it up yet cause I'm waiting on the processor and GPU, which way do the fans face for intake/exit?


Is this fan going to blowing air "towards" you if looking at it or sucking the air away from you?

Sorry if it doesn't make sense if I need to elaborate let me know! I feel dumb for asking this but I wanna make sure I got em right before I fire it up. Haven't built a PC in about 8 years >.< thanks!!

Best solution

January 31, 2011 4:28:28 AM

That will suck air away from you.

A general rule is the air will blow out the direction the concave side of the fins point.
Share
Related resources
a b K Overclocking
January 31, 2011 5:43:17 AM

Yes ^^ C _ for -
Also --
Here it is- Lower fans [bottom] they should be installed as to inhale air as air in the bottom is cold , as for upper, they should exhale, as upper part contains hot air. Hope it helps
m
0
l
a c 324 K Overclocking
January 31, 2011 1:07:54 PM

Cold/in/front/bottom

Exhaust/out/back/top
m
0
l
January 31, 2011 1:10:33 PM

Best answer selected by akromam90.
m
0
l
February 1, 2011 7:25:05 PM

... Almost every fan has two arrows on the side frame showing the direction of blade rotation and the direction of air flow...

They're subtle, but they should be there I would think.
m
0
l
!