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Air cooling question(side panel graphics card fan pushing or pulling)

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November 11, 2011 11:28:03 PM

I have a Antec one hundred case which has a top 140mm fan, a back 120mm fan which are both exhaust fans. I also installed to 120mm's in the front of the case. I also would like to install one on the side panel to help out the graphics card. I have a 120mm fan already. So my question is what is the best way to face it? Ive heard both ways. Some people said that you want it to blow cool air on the card while others were saying you want it to suck the hot air out that the card is kicking off in the case. I have a Geforce 560 that is not overclocked.

What are your opinions?

Thanks.

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November 12, 2011 1:17:00 AM

I am not a big fan of side fans. I think they tend to disrupt the natural flow in the case. That is intake front and bottom, exhaust rear and top.

If I had to pick, I would have a side fan as intake.

Why don't you try all three options(in/out/none) and measure the results?
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November 27, 2011 10:18:53 PM

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