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How do I create a push-pull configuration?

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I have an H80 right now and have both as exhaust fans but I heard about the push-pull config. How is this setup and does the way the fan spins makes a difference (clockwise or counterclockwise)?

Also, would you recommend plugging in the 3-pin connector on the H80 to the motherboard or not?
post #2 of 7
One fan blows in and one blows out.

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post #3 of 7
Yep, one pushes air in from the front and the second pulls it out the back. Any heatsink with the ability to mount 2 fans can be in push/pull.

And yes, just hook the 3 pins to the mobo; one in the spot listed cpu fan, and then the other in one of the 3 pin case fan spots nearby.
post #4 of 7
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So they should be the facing the same direction? So both fans should be exhaust fans.
Edited by hour1702 - 10/8/11 at 9:53am
post #5 of 7
yes, essentially.
post #6 of 7
You should try to have the same fans at the same speed. If one fan is slower than the other, the higher rpm fan will wear on the lower. If this cannot be avoided, set your weaker fan as push.
post #7 of 7
diagrams on google man
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