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Puget dissects vertical vs. horizontal chassis cooling

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This got posted in the Hardware section, but since it gets brought up very often here I hope people read this. Essentially, they are argue that there is no difference between standard orientation and the rotated orientation seen in such cases as the Silverstone Raven and Fortress lines. They also argue that convection plays an insignificant role in the cooling of a case because fans impose such a greater force on the air than convection.

They continue that cases like the RV02 have better cooling because the airflow is unrestricted. Where other cases have HDD cages and 5.25" drives in the way, the RV02 has nothing between the fan and motherboard. Lian Li cases like the old PC-X2000 had this same idea in a standard orientation and gained the same benefit.

So again, I beseech you. Read this, and the next time you say "top fans have to be exhaust because heat rises", think twice. Or better yet, stop for a second and test it out and realize it really is a YMMV deal depending on the specific situation.
Edited by a pet rock - 8/10/11 at 9:33pm
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Finally....i always knew that Raven and stuff was a gimmick! cool case though

but as the op says, YMMV, i need to try out some other fan setups
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Yeah I've noticed that my 2 top fans work better as intakes
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