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May 11, 2012 12:25:42 AM

Im building a new rig, case im using is the Haf X

I will have two 200mm top fans as exhaust. The side , front , and bottom fans as intake.

Normally i would have put the rear fan as an exhaust but I am going to be using the H80 which is push pull.. so my quesiton is....



I purchased the H80 Push/Pull , Where should I mount this on the case for optimal air flow ?



Thanks in advance

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a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 12:48:08 AM

i have my push pull in the rear as exhaust just as you described with a similar fan setup myself. works great
a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 2:28:07 AM

Hello !

I don't agree with kelthic. I would put it as an intake. Yes it will warm your case a little bit, but the HAF X is very airy.

Also, placing it as intake will create a positive pressure in your case, which is a good thing : it means less dust in your case.

I have a HAF X and I used to have a negative pressure inside my case, which was always very dusty. Then I changed my fan setup to have a positive pressure and since then I have almost no dust in my case.

Good luck,
al360ex
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May 11, 2012 2:35:06 AM

My H80 is mounted on my HAF-X as an exhaust with 2 GTX 580's and the temps are pretty good, even with an overclock. Was going to change the fans on em though. They're amazingly loud at start up.
a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 2:39:30 AM

I don't see how neg/pos pressure affects dust - air still comes in the case (maybe less with neg pressure) - filters will help with dust. To get max efficiency out of your H80 - should be an intake. If you want to keep the case temp down (gpu cooling), exhaust may still work for you if the cpu temps are ok. I had my cooler as intake and changed it when I added another gpu.
-Bruce
a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 2:44:48 AM

dish_moose said:
I don't see how neg/pos pressure affects dust - air still comes in the case - filters will help with dust.


You should read this article on Tom's Hardware. It explains very well the pros and cons of negative vs positive air pressure.

Normally, I'd recommend having a negative air pressure for a case, but the HAF series from Cooler Master have lots of holes in them, so air can get in from almost everywhere. With a negative pressure in the case, air from the outside will be sucked in from those holes.

However, if you have a positive air pressure, it will be repelled. So if less air comes in, there will be less dust. As for temps, I've seen no discernible difference between positive and negative air pressure.

EDIT : also, since you have an H80, which is a radiator, the internal temperature of your case is of no import if you put it as an intake, since it will take its air from outside the case.
a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 2:51:29 AM

It will take cool air from outside and the heated air goes in the case. \

Edit:I think that article over simplifies neg/pos pressure. If you have 2 fans at 60 m3/hr and one exhaust at 120m3/hr in an air tight case - that 120 fan will actually be pushing much more air than rated. The total amount of unfiltered air flow will determine how much dust there is.
-Bruce
a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 2:56:50 AM

dish_moose said:
It will take cool air from outside and the heated air goes in the case.


Which will be almost immediately sucked up by the 2 giant 200mm top fans placed as exhaust. So it's not really a problem.
However, if you didn't have those 2 big fans, then it might have affected the internal temperature of your case and thus caused a small increase in GPU temp.
May 11, 2012 3:43:33 AM

Rear Case Fan placement, as exhaust, 'nough said.

The HAF won't have negative/postive pressure, it's too airy! And we are only talked a few degrees.

My Antec H20 is is push/pull also, out the rear of the case.
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