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Poll Results: Which was to use H80 as?

 
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    exhaust (drawing air through radiator from inside case)
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    intake(drawing air through radiator from outside case)
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post #21 of 31
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Shouldnt it always be exhaust? Especially if you have an H100 in the top of your case.... it would be really dumb to make those intake fans because hot air rises.

well then your h100 thats at the top is going to suck all that hot air through the radiator if it's exhaust. How do you think that will do?
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post #22 of 31
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You guys think one if those fan controllers are worth it? Much less then the 100, dollar link coming out (even though it's a cool setup via software)

I could put one of those temp sensors on the heat sink in the corner, and let it control the rad fans that way. Also nice to know other temps and control fans .
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post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by razorseal View Post
well then your h100 thats at the top is going to suck all that hot air through the radiator if it's exhaust. How do you think that will do?
its going to be blowing through, i think it will do just fine. its not like the air will be stuck there lol
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post #24 of 31
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Shouldnt it always be exhaust? Especially if you have an H100 in the top of your case.... it would be really dumb to make those intake fans because hot air rises.
it really depends on the case and how much airflow you're gonna give it, but if theres ****ty airflow and you use it as an exhaust, instead of cooling the water by moving cold air throw the rad fins you're most likely going to warm up the water even more by moving hot air through the fins
    
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post #25 of 31
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its going to be blowing through, i think it will do just fine. its not like the air will be stuck there lol
I'm gonna try both. I really wish there was a solid answer, but I knew that wasn't going to happen. LOL

well, what i'm gonna do is run it few days both ways with temp sensors in the case, along with the cpu core sensor. see what happens to the numbers.

It's going to primarily depend on the case temp vs room temp I think
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post #26 of 31
I ran mine as intake initially, but it completely through out my case flow.

Now it's set as exhaust and I didn't notice a single change in temps.
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post #27 of 31
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I ran mine as intake initially, but it completely through out my case flow.

Now it's set as exhaust and I didn't notice a single change in temps.
then you must have excellent circulation in your case
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post #28 of 31
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I have a kestrel 2000 that I use for shooting. it's a very expensive wind meter for reading the wind and the tempature.

I'm gonna set the case as exhaust and get the mph value of the wind exhausting, and the temp of the air blowing through, then I'm going to flip the stuff, and read the temp of it blowing inside. see what happens...
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post #29 of 31
If your gpu runs cool and you want to push your cpu further i'd do intake. But I wouldn't do intake on anything other than the h100... I just wouldnt want the back fan doing anything other than exhaust... and right now i just don't have a back fan. lol
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post #30 of 31
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If your gpu runs cool and you want to push your cpu further i'd do intake. But I wouldn't do intake on anything other than the h100... I just wouldnt want the back fan doing anything other than exhaust... and right now i just don't have a back fan. lol
well I have a top fan even better
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