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Heya everybody,

This will be a quick hastly made post because I have work in 3 minutes, but here it goes.

I'm looking to get an Antec Kuhler 620 for in my Elite 341 case.

Will the radiator block a substantial amount of airflow from being exhausted in the case? Also, will positive air pressure help the exhaust air faster through the rad?

I was going to have 3 intakes, 1 blocked exhaust due to the Kuhler 620, then the 120mm on my PSU sucking air out. There are some vents near the rear of the case and next to the PCI slots but all of the actual pci slots are full.

Thanks!
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Heya everybody,

This will be a quick hastly made post because I have work in 3 minutes, but here it goes.

I'm looking to get an Antec Kuhler 620 for in my Elite 341 case.

Will the radiator block a substantial amount of airflow from being exhausted in the case? Also, will positive air pressure help the exhaust air faster through the rad?

I was going to have 3 intakes, 1 blocked exhaust due to the Kuhler 620, then the 120mm on my PSU sucking air out. There are some vents near the rear of the case and next to the PCI slots but all of the actual pci slots are full.

Thanks!
It might impede airflow a little bit, but it shouldn't be too bad. Positive air pressure will definitely help your radiator a bit, but I'm not sure whether it will have a substantial impact.

Are you going to use Push/Pull on your rad?
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It might impede airflow a little bit, but it shouldn't be too bad. Positive air pressure will definitely help your radiator a bit, but I'm not sure whether it will have a substantial impact.

Are you going to use Push/Pull on your rad?
No, just push. I want there to be enough room so my side fans can blow onto the mosfets, and I don't want to mount anything externally.
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No, just push. I want there to be enough room so my side fans can blow onto the mosfets, and I don't want to mount anything externally.
To answer your two questions:

1. Your internal case temp might increase a tad. As you said, you only have one exhaust, and that's being blocked by the radiator.

2. Positive air pressure will help a little bit, but the great volume of air inside compared to outside may increase temps a little

(Don't quote me on that. I'm not 100% sure)
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Originally Posted by Swift Castiel View Post
To answer your two questions:

1. Your internal case temp might increase a tad. As you said, you only have one exhaust, and that's being blocked by the radiator.

2. Positive air pressure will help a little bit, but the great volume of air inside compared to outside may increase temps a little

(Don't quote me on that. I'm not 100% sure)
OK, thank you I may add a PCI exhaust fan if I can get my onboard LAN to work, but so far only my NIC has been cooperative =/

I may mount the 620 on the intake fan instead in the front as opposed to exhaust in the back.
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