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Old 13-08-14, 06:12 PM
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with a heat sink i like mostly intake. I used to try and go ballanced, and i tried to put more exhaust.

What i have noticed though (the only thing i really noticed)
the rear 120mm fan..
if you have a old case with the psu above the rear fan i found that it was better to use that as a intake as it helped the psu run cooler.
effectively with the older design your psu is an exhaust fan, and all that hot air from your cpu ends up being sucked in to it.

i used to have heat sinks set up in push pull and it would push from the front pull at the back nearest the rear fan and the rear fan was exhausting.
but the Highest ammount of heat would come out of my psu which was above the heatsink/rear fan.
so i flipped that round made the rear exhaust a intake then the fan nearest that on the hat sink push. and obviously the one furthest away pull...
this had a small improvment on cpu temps. due to the cold air directly supplied to it. but it had the biggest effect on the ammount of heat exhausting from my psu.
I then added some fans at my 5.2 bays at the top to exhaust from the front.
the bottom of the case had 120mm intake at the bottom..


all this changes when i have water cooling.
And all my rads exhaust. and i have 1x 120 fan as an intake.
so with water cooling i have atleast 3times asmany exhausts as i do intakes. But the fan speeds are different.
the intake moves the higest amount of air possible in to my case. so it could be some what more balanced than i expect.

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more intake. always
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Old 13-08-14, 06:14 PM
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I guess you could always switch your fans up to see if it makes any difference in temps.
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PSU with that structure pull air in from inside the case.
thats why some people prefere to have psu fan facing up than down so that it does not struggle to pull air in from the bottom of some cases
now with 4 intakes and two exhaust won't that be cool air? the only hot air is from cpu and gpu?
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Old 13-08-14, 06:16 PM
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now with 4 intakes and two exhaust won't that be cool air? the only hot air is from cpu and gpu?
Your gpu Hasn't got a blower style cooler. Instead it has a custom cooler that exhausts all the hot air inside the case so thats another reason i think you need more exhaust
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This is my ideal setup



PSU not interfering; front and bottom as filtered intakes; back and top as exhaust.
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Your gpu hasn't got a blower style cooler, instead it exhausts all the hot air inside the case so thats another reason i think you need more exhaust
Did n't someone say in my threat that that fans (gpu fans) push air out?
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PSU not interfering; front and bottom as filtered intakes; back and top as exhaust.
Good setup in your case
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Did n't someone say in my threat that that fans (gpu fans) push air out?
They were probably mistaken. Unless its a reference card, all air is dumped into the case.
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Did n't someone say in my threat that that fans (gpu fans) push air out?
Your gpu fans heat out out inside the case,
stock factory gpu blower cooler pushes air out outside the case
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