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What exactly is a push/pull air system?

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May 16, 2012 7:14:04 PM

Hi,

I am building another PC and naturally I want to make it better than my last build. Ideally, I want better air flow so that I can do some overclocking to my processor (i5-2500k). I plan to purchase the cooler master hyper 212 evo fan for this cooling solution. I've done some reading, and I am trying to understand the idea of a push pull air system better. Is it through case fans? The processor's fan? If anyone can offer details I would really appreciate it. It will be in the cooler master storm scout case also, and if anyone knows what I ought to do to optimize this case for push/pull cooling that would also be really awesome.

Thanks

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May 16, 2012 7:50:47 PM

Push/pull is a simple configuration. You just add another fan to the hyper 212 in a way that it forms an air current. like this:
cold air comes in----->(hyper 212 here)---->hot air comes out
Ok I suck at drawing. Did you get it tho?
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May 16, 2012 9:13:01 PM

Haha, I think I get it. I didn't know if it needed to be a case-wide coordination or just via the processor heatsink fans.
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May 17, 2012 12:13:33 AM

Here's a HSF with push/pull arrangement in stock configuration.

Thermaltake 130mm Frio Advanced CPU Cooler



The Hyper 212 Evo you mentioned has a 2nd fan bracket in the accessory pack if you do decide to add a 2nd fan.

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May 17, 2012 12:24:23 AM

Basically a push pull configuration is a heatsink with 2 fans.

One fan is facing the front of the case pushing air INTO the heatsink. On the opposite side, there is a fan facing the back of the case PULLING air from the heatsink out to the back of the case.

Basically -- Front Fan -->> (cool air) [[[[heatsink fins]]]]] Back Fan ---> (hot air) [[[[case fan]]]]] --->> (hot air) --> outside of case
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May 17, 2012 12:27:26 AM

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May 17, 2012 2:49:09 AM

You guys all had great responses, but I have to give it to the guy with the picture.
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May 17, 2012 2:49:15 AM

Best answer selected by kfactor1119.
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