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Intake or exhaust on radiator?

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January 31, 2013 8:25:03 PM

I have an NZXT Phantom 410 and I will be getting a 3570k i5 and the new H60 to cool it. I will be having two intake fans on the front of the case and two exhaust fans on the top of the case. I was just wondering whats the best setup to have on the radiator at the back, sucking cold air in or exhausting air out, I'll be running two Noctua NF-F12 fans on it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated :) 
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January 31, 2013 8:42:17 PM

Common sense dictates that drawing in fresh air would be best. However the data Ive seen says that exhausting internal temp air out through a rad results in minimal if any change in delta temps . That being said I'm sure there are extreme situations ( ie. a case that runs absurdly hot ) that would . Also this like many questions put forth in this forumn will certainly be contested . Best of luck
January 31, 2013 8:55:51 PM

Thanks for the advice, I think I'm going to test it with exhausting air as I don't want blow warm air straight back into the case.
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January 31, 2013 9:50:28 PM

Sounds good !
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January 31, 2013 10:16:45 PM

Go with exhaust, both work perfectly fine, but the thing is, running it with intake fans cause an ANNOYING dust build up in the fins over time.
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February 1, 2013 12:22:17 AM

Agreed
February 1, 2013 6:07:01 PM

Thanks guys :) 
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February 1, 2013 7:54:14 PM

np
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