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If I mount a rad on the top of my case, should I have the fans blowing the air out of the case?
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If I mount a rad on the top of my case, should I have the fans blowing the air out of the case?
Ideally you'd want them blowing cooler Outside Air through the RAD into the case, which should then be pulled out the back via another Fan mounted by the I/O Slot, pulling air from within the case and sending it out the rear of the case.

We'd need a diagram of your Case and Fan orientation to give you the best way to mount/use your fans for maximum cooling.
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Ideally you'd want them blowing cooler Outside Air through the RAD into the case, which should then be pulled out the back via another Fan mounted by the I/O Slot, pulling air from within the case and sending it out the rear of the case.

We'd need a diagram of your Case and Fan orientation to give you the best way to mount/use your fans for maximum cooling.
Well I don't have a diagram, but I can tell you I have the Case Labs TH-10, and I'm going to mount my 240 rad on the bottom, blowing air into the case, and a 360 rad mounted on top, blowing air in which ever direction is best. I'll mount a fan on the I/O slot and another in the front blowing on the HDD's
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You have to balance case and radiator cooling. Ideally you don't want warm air flowing through your radiator or through your case (from the radiator). Also, running air through one radiator and then another isn't very efficient, either. If there's any way to get fresh air for both that would be best. If not, just try to keep the air moving in one general direction through the case and you should get good results.
Edited by t-ramp - 7/30/11 at 12:22pm
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No, you should do the other way round and hope the heat kills the cpu
Seriously, shimmering air is a wonder for me and I would also like to ask a question: Is there any computational software OCN community could suggest we use to simulate optimizations of pc case air flow?
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If I mount a rad on the top of my case, should I have the fans blowing the air out of the case?
Blowing out.

Make sure you have plenty cool air going into your case to help the rads out.
    
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