Positioning a case fan for intake/exhuast Tags: Cases Fan Components Last response: March 16, 2010 9:47 PM in Components Share booseek March 15, 2010 3:49:02 PM How do I position a fan for intake and exhaust? I know that you flip it to the other side, but what side is intake and what side is exhaust? (Noob question, I know.) More about : positioning case fan intake exhuast delluser1 March 15, 2010 4:02:17 PM Most fans will have arrows on the casing that show the rotation and direction of airflow. I've yet to see a fan where the "frame" side wasn't the exhaust. EXT64 March 15, 2010 4:47:11 PM ^ that's the easiest way, or if it doesn't have that, careful inspection of the fan blades may show one side concave shaped. That side will be the exhaust. Or think of it like a scoop. Related resources Need help with case fan positioning - Forum Fan positioning for hyper 212+ - Forum Case fan positioning /PSU queries - Forum New build / fan positioning / airflow tips? - Forum Roughly $1200 - $1500 Cdn budget for a gaming system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer booseek March 15, 2010 7:01:09 PM Thank you. By "frame side," you mean the part where the fan is somewhat obstructed by the frame? Typically, the part with the sticker? das_stig March 15, 2010 7:30:59 PM You should always position fans for negative pressure to suck heat out, ie. more exhaust fans than intake. Fans normally have an orientation arrow on the casing. EXT64 March 15, 2010 7:36:55 PM Yep, "frame side" means the side with the supporting pillars. delluser1 March 15, 2010 7:38:17 PM ^+1 booseek March 16, 2010 9:47:45 PM Thank you. I got it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumFan positioning ForumFan positioning and positive pressure. ForumFan positioning in Antec 300 ForumCorsair H60 fan positioning ForumPositioning of the PS fan on newer PS ForumPositioning ForumTop Mounted PSU Positioning ForumCase Airflow: Positive or Negative Pressure? ForumLooking for sound card suggestion ForumBriefly Study Case - Intel CPU trend (2004 – Q2, 2010) Forum[Solved] Which best case ForumLookin' for a good pc case ForumLiquid cooling for Small case. Forum[Solved] Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower Case ForumI7 case More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !