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August 10, 2012 12:50:25 PM

Which is better for cooling? The blower style which expels all of the heat out the back of the case or 2-3 fans?

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August 10, 2012 6:26:31 PM

for your case to have good cooling u should have one intake fan on the lower front of your case and u should have exhaust Fans on the top and the back and if u have room on the side u can eater make them intake or exhaust
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 6:41:52 PM

If you're looking to optimize the airflow in your case, this article by Tom's is really in-depth (and has lots of pictures, which is always a plus).
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a c 216 U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 7:19:07 PM
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I believe you guys misunderstand his question.

He's talking about the typical reference design graphics cards which send air out the back of the case, never heating up the inside of your case vs. the video cards which expel heat into the case.

Both have advantages, but generally, the ones that expel heat into the case cool the card better, but you should have good air flow in the case to prevent heating up other components.
a b U Graphics card
August 10, 2012 7:28:02 PM

bystander said:
I believe you guys misunderstand his question.

You're right, ha, it makes a lot more sense to me now (in the context of video card fans). I feel silly.

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Both have advantages, but generally, the ones that expel heat into the case cool the card better, but you should have good air flow in the case to prevent heating up other components.

They (axial fans) also tend to be a bit quieter than the other (centrifugal) type. This is the reason board partners like Gigabyte employ coolers like their Windforce (or MSI's Twin Frozr) as opposed to the reference cooler (which is often, but not always, a centrifugal cooler).
August 10, 2012 8:32:20 PM

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