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Bought brand new case, but case fans are blowing air outwards not inwards?

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Hi there as the title states i bought a new case a Inwin maelstrom upon opening the case i checked the fans spun them and with my other hand below it to feel any air but i noticed the air was blowing outwards and not inwards as in the fans were blowing air out not in..? this will be my first own build so i have no knowledge of this. Is this normal for fans to be blowing air outwards? my guess is that the fans should most def blow inwards towards the motherboard tho please correct me if i am wrong. Anyway the fans are both 120mm, 1 is on top the other is on the back panel of the computer as usual in most cases and obviously these are stock fans which i intend to keep.
post #2 of 29
if they are on the top and at the back, they must be blowing air out, that's a normal configuration. one thing to keep in mind for future reference, the side of the fan blowing air is always the one with the wires showing
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post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by peacepcf View Post
if they are on the top and at the back, they must be blowing air out, that's a normal configuration. one thing to keep in mind for future reference, the side of the fan blowing air is always the one with the wires showing
oh ok so you're saying that its completely normal for the side and top fan to be blowing air outwards? i just checked the current computer im using and its doing the same thing, i just assumed it should be blowing air inwards.
post #4 of 29
for most cases...front and side fans are intakes, rear and tops are exhaust. worst case scenario is if they screwed up the fan install you can just flip them around.Inwin wouldnt have been my first case choice, but everyone has their reasons for buying what they buy.
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post #5 of 29
Agree, just remove the 4 screws and flip them the correct way. And then you are all set.
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Agree, just remove the 4 screws and flip them the correct way. And then you are all set.
ehhh thats what i was thinking.. but the previous poster says its normal for them to be blowing air out? im new to this stuff so i have no real idea..
post #7 of 29
Well we all know hot air rises. So the back and top fan should be blowing the hot air out. While the front takes air in. And the side you will have a hot running video card, so you know you want cool air blowing on them.
post #8 of 29
You need fans blowing in and out in order to get airflow,

Ideally bring cold in the front and sides and hot out the top and back.

It all fans blow in, no hot air can leave...
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post #9 of 29
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ah i see it all makes sense now i never relised you needed air blowing out like that i guess we all learn something new everyday haha.
post #10 of 29
thats how almost all cases come configured, dont worry about it
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