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Corsair H60 - Intake or Exhaust?

post #1 of 13
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I currently have the fan as exhaust, drawing air through the rad. Would intake be better? Just the single fan at the moment but I want the best temperatures as possible. It's mounted on the rear of the case, in place of the Scout's 120mm LED fan.

Also: Does push-pull help with the H60? If it does I'll be buying some AP-15's smile.gif
post #2 of 13
corsair found the best results when using it as an intake on push/pull
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Okay, but where was it mounted? Rear fan or drive bays, or elsewhere? I'm running pull/exhaust at the moment. It just seems strange to mount the rear fan as intake wth.gif as I'd prefer to mount the rad on the drive bays for push-pull.
post #4 of 13
Intake with give you slightly better CPU temps. I wouldn't have an intake in that spot though. A push/pull setup will yield better temps but it won't be huge difference.
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push is what you want wit 1 fan
push/pull with 2 fans
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post #6 of 13
Get 2 AP-15's and shrouds. That will get the best performance.
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post #7 of 13
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Well I've just flipped the stock fan around and plugged the pump into a different header (so I can control it separately) and load temps are 3-4c cooler. Not bad I guess. I suppose I'll be ordering some AP-15's next week. I don't have any shrouds though.
post #8 of 13
Any cheap or broken 120mm fan can be turned into a shroud.
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post #9 of 13
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I don't have any, and I don't think the mounting screws are long enough for that anyway.
post #10 of 13
If colder air is being pulled through the radiator, you will get better temps.
Intake air is always colder than exhaust air.
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