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Poll Results: Corsair H60 Airflow Direction

 
  • 53% (15)
    Intake (cooler CPU, warmer case)
  • 46% (13)
    Exhaust (hotter CPU, cooler case)
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post #1 of 8
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Just picked up a corsair H60 from newegg for 47 after rebate / discount. Im putting this over an overclocked q6600 in a Centurion 5 case. I plan on using the existing case fan to add to the H60 radiator in a push / pull config.

The big question, do have the H60 airflow directed inwards for maximum CPU cooling? Or do I have it blow outward to keep my internal temps cooler, and help keep air flowing past my 6 hard drives? My motherboard temps are around 35* now while encoding h.264.

Any suggestions by those who are running an h60?
    
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post #2 of 8
With my h70 it made little difference for the CPU temp but putting it on intake made everything much hotter. You'd have to put it somewhere else or completely replan the airflow to put it as a rear intake.
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post #3 of 8
Well, i have the antec 620, so not too much difference-i have tried it both ways and get better temps with it blowing outward, and other post i have read on the h50 and h70 most agree outward, but i also have mine mounted in the top of my case and got an extra 1c on idle and 2c on full load stress testing.
    
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post #4 of 8
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Great, thanks for the info guys. If its only a difference of a degree or two, then Ill just keep it as an exhaust fan. I might open up the side panel vents which had previously been taped over to increase airflow in the front of the case past the hard drives.
    
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post #5 of 8
Tried my H50 both ways, and yes, changing from intake to exhaust makes my cpu run 3-5c degrees hotter, but i'm not venting all that heat into my case with 2 video cards, 4 HDD's, all closed and bad air circulation thanks to my failcase.

I'd advise you to add a couple fans at the bottom of the case just to keep air circulating and keep temps low. lower tems inside case, lower temps of air getting through the rad.
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post #6 of 8
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Wow, this thing works great. Running prime95 at 48-51c, running at 3.2 GHz, at 1.32v after vdroop. Motherboard temps at 28c. Nearly silent. Im very impressed. Sadly my motherboard has some hellacious vdrop so I cant push much further than 3.2 without going past 1.45v in the bios. Maybe ill dial it in another night.
    
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post #7 of 8
If your case has a top exhaust fan, it's the best idea to set it as intake.
If your case doesn't have a top exhaust fan...then as much as I would hate to do so, it would be a better idea for it to be set on exhaust.

It's always a good idea to draw cool air over your components
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;13358336 
If your case has a top exhaust fan, it's the best idea to set it as intake.
If your case doesn't have a top exhaust fan...then as much as I would hate to do so, it would be a better idea for it to be set on exhaust.

It's always a good idea to draw cool air over your components

yaa... you are right.

off topic---

dosent anybody feels that if the ambient temp is +35 Celsius, Then even the best coolers will fail???

pls help me as i will also be buying a h60 and room temp is +35, even onece measured 40!biggrin.gif
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