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So I am buying a Caselabs M8 and it has a place for 2 360 radiators and the top and 2 360's at the bottom. I was wondering where you guys think I should put 2 360 radiators? I am looking at getting a SR1 and possibly a BICX but I am not positive. I will only being doing push or pull not both. I heard thicker radiators like pull? and thinner like push? is this true?
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Congrats on your case thumb.gif this may be a good read about rads and fans LINK

P.S. I nicked this link from Greenback biggrin.gif
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I put my single rad on the PSU side at the top as exhaust. I have 6 AP15s on it, plus another 6 AP15s as case fans on the front and bottom of that section. When I swap graphics cards and get a new rad for them, my plan was to put the new rad at the top of the mobo area as exhaust. If you have every fan slot filled, the sheer volume of air moving through shouldn't result in any noticeable temperature differences between different rad spots.
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I put my single rad on the PSU side at the top as exhaust. I have 6 AP15s on it, plus another 6 AP15s as case fans on the front and bottom of that section. When I swap graphics cards and get a new rad for them, my plan was to put the new rad at the top of the mobo area as exhaust. If you have every fan slot filled, the sheer volume of air moving through shouldn't result in any noticeable temperature differences between different rad spots.

Sounds like a good Idea... I was thinking of mounting both 360's on top and has the bottom just be straight intake fans so there is just a straight line of air moving through the case..... what are your thoughts on that? +rep for everyone.
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Sounds like a good Idea... I was thinking of mounting both 360's on top and has the bottom just be straight intake fans so there is just a straight line of air moving through the case..... what are your thoughts on that? +rep for everyone.

I see no reason for any other configuration to do better. You should be able to work out fairly balanced air flow as well. With all my fan slots filled I'm running slightly positive pressure (all front fans intake, all bottom fans intake, rear fan exhaust, all top fans exhaust).
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I'm very familiar with Case Labs, you never want to exhaust warm air into any case! You don't want to exhaust warm air into your M8 case, rather have them up top were they can send the warm air out through the top! Not sure about push/pull, I never felt the need to do both.
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