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Question regarding reverse air/cooling flow in case...

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September 29, 2012 7:55:37 AM

I have a HAF X computer case and am using an H100 cpu cooler made by corsair. Ive heard that if possible using the corsair hydro series to pull air into the case is much better than using it for exhausting air.

So im wondering what exactly would happen and how the air flow and cooling of my computer altogether would change if i reversed the air flow. How would the whole heat rises effect come into play when doing this?

Air flow is currently:
230mm front fan intake
200mm side fan intake
140mm rear fan exhaust
200mm fan exhaust top
and my h100 with a push pull config exhausting air next to the previously mentioned top fan.

I also have a 120mm fan in between the GPUs and HDDs helping pull the air from the front fan through the HDDs and directly to the GPUs. If i reverse the air flow of all the other fans, i dont know if i should do the same with this one.

Not sure if profiles on this site have a section for your build but if it does, you can read about it there.
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October 11, 2012 1:47:59 AM

nobody has any input? like that this might be a dumb idea...? or that it could improve temps... or that it wont really make a noticeable difference, itll just be...?
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