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Hello,

I have just installed 2 side fans to my Storm Scout which i currently both have drawing air into the case. I have the H50 which means my rear gfan also sucks air in. Therefore my only exhaust is the fan on the top. Is this sufficient? Should i swap the top side window round so i have 1 exhaust and 1 drawing air in? Or can I turn round the rear fan to exhaust hot air?

Here is what i have now:



My new graphics card, 6950 also pushes air inside the case so it might get a little toasty
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post #2 of 12
I would reverse the H50 fans and make it push/pull if you haven't already. This keeps the original airflow design of the case and will be a net drop in CPU load temps opposed to one fan intaking air.

I had arranged my fans the same as you have them now but it wasn't my video card that was getting hot it was my north bridge. Flipping the H50 air flow (H60 in my case) dropped temps on my NB 10 degrees.
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post #3 of 12
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so do i want the h50 fans to exhaust air out the case or inside?? I have 2 fans on the h50 radiator already pulling air in. This means i have a total of 5 fans sucking air in but only 1 exhaust...can't be good.
Edited by Darylrese - 5/8/11 at 12:29pm
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This is how i have it at the moment...good or bad?



My Radiator is stone cold and idle temp is 30 degrees.
Edited by Darylrese - 5/8/11 at 3:46pm
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post #5 of 12
If you're comfortable with the temps. you're getting than it's fine. Personally I'd make both side fans intake and reverse the H50 fans so the lower fans are in-taking cool air and the higher exhaust fans are blowing the hot air out. This way you get one flow of air throughout your case instead of two that might interfere with each other. If doing this makes your CPU temps higher than you would like, turn the H50 fans back around.

Again, it's all about the temps. you're getting, if they're nice then there's no reason to mess with it. Check the northbridge, mine was running a bit hot with the H60 push/pull in-taking but EVGA has an issue with hot NB's.
Edited by pjstp20 - 5/9/11 at 1:11am
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post #6 of 12
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Morning,

I was thinking about doing this but then wouldnt hot air from inside the case go through the radiator?

Would you say idle temps of 30 - 34degrees is warm for a 1090t on a H50 cooler? Its running cool and quiet aswell so idle is 800mhz on the CPU
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I don't have much experience with AMD chips but that sounds fine. You really should be more concerned with your load temps though. Doing an H50 push/pull as exhaust will only increase your CPU temps about 2-5 degrees at load but it may drop the temps of your other components by a more significant margin. If you're only concerned with maxing the cooling on your CPU than doing an H50 push/pull intake would do that but personally, I think making sure that everything runs at good temperatures should be the main priority.

It's really something you need to experiment with. Check the temps of your cpu/video card(s) and other motherboard chips with your setup as is and then compare them with the H50 fans exhausting air. I gave you the setup that best works for me but you may find something else works better for you. It's just like everything else with min/maxing PC components and cooling, trial and error is the best method.
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post #8 of 12
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Thanks mate.

Motherboard Temperature is 29 degrees
Graphic Card 35 degrees

Those are idle temperatures though. Will post back with load temps later on. Everything is running cool, CPU temps are just slightly higher than they were in my Antec 900 which i dont really understand as nothing has changed with the CPU cooler. The pump is also making an annoying high pitch buzzing sound which it wasnt doing before. I have reseated the pump and reapplied Artic Silver 5 TIM.
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ok so idle temps are fine but i have just played crysis 2 for about half an hour and CPU temp was about 51 degrees. Bit too close to the upper limit of 60 for my liking. Not to mention my leg has almost got a free tan from all the heat being push out the side case!!

Any other ideas?
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post #10 of 12
Have H50 Exhaust out the back, 2 side fans intake, front intake, top exhaust. The top is not a very efficient exhaust fan if it is the stock fan
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