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Placement of rad critical?

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a b K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 7:22:57 PM

Got myself a 2013 H60, mainly because I got a Phantom 410 case and couldn't bear to look at a stock Intel heatsink through the window. I know Corsair reccomend having it as an intake, but I'm using a locked i5 so no OCing, could I get away with having it in the roof, with the fan exhausting out the case?

Also something I was curious about since this is new to me, if a fan on a watercooling setup die, does it have any ability to cool passively like a heatsink could?

Thanks.

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a c 78 K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 9:04:29 PM

chcek my AMS build log, first post shows what I have now. You'll understand how the fans are oriented.
a b K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 9:59:33 PM

Yea thanks that helps. I think I'll have my fan in a push configuration though, since I like to be able to see stuff working, and it might help with noise a tiny bit since the fan has a bit more distance from an opening in the case.
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a c 92 K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 10:22:02 PM

cookybiscuit said:
... if a fan on a watercooling setup die, does it have any ability to cool passively like a heatsink could?

Thanks.

There would be some passive cooling but how the rest of your case airflow is oriented would determine whether it is sufficient to keep your CPU cool enough. I wouldn't count on passive cooling from even my 360 rad if the fan(s) fail.
a c 190 K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 10:28:44 PM

I have two EX360's and an Rx240 and if I switch the fans off the delta rises pretty fast, I advise you to have Two fans on the tiny rad, if you must have that cooler then maximise its cooling as much as you possibly can
Moto
a b K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 10:44:07 PM

Thanks. I know the Corsair kits don't have the best reputation and something like the Noctua NHD14 would destroy it but I'm on an matx motherboard at the minute so my options are limited.
a c 92 K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 11:51:49 PM

I think Moto's point was that you will benefit some by using a two fan push/pull configuration which helps with temps and can also provide some redundancy in case of fan failure
a c 78 K Overclocking
December 2, 2012 11:55:08 PM

yeah, two fans would mean one is in push on a rad and the other is in pull on the rad. I've covered the CLC's pretty thoroughly in the watercooling sticky. We shouldn't be seeing a question like this....
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