Originally Posted by Sprkd1
Is it better to setup the fans so that they pull air from the top of the case or exhaust air out the top of the case?
Pull air from outside the case. Exhausting air is pointless as you are just using the heated air from your HDD's and GPU to cool your CPU, not the best idea.
Set it up so that the fans suck in air from the top and exhaust out the rear fan. I strongly recommend 4 fans. Use 2 powerful fans on the top and use slightly underpowered fans on the inside of the case. Since the pull fans dont do half as much work as the push fans.
Plus, cuts down on noise.
Originally Posted by BMorrisSly
I'm thinking after Christmas I might upgrade my H50 to H100, I'm guessing this is worth it to what I'm reading? I'm only just stable on 4.0GHz in the winter with my H50 and push/pull. So the H100 should do a lot better I guess?
I had my 2500K on a Zalman 10X Extreme air cooler (Similar to Noctua D14), could only reach 4.6Ghz before it became too hot. With the H100 I'm stable at 5Ghz with max temps of 61'C and lowest is 22'C. Completely worth changing from a H50. Build yourself a HTPC and stick the H50 in that.
Originally Posted by Simplynicko
Incorrect, makes zero sense to cool the CPU radiator with warmer air than cooler air from outside the case. Unless of course you're concerned about dust getting in, well, get a cleaner room. Edited by PathOfTheRighteousMan - 12/8/11 at 8:37am