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well that was kind of the point in my thread, it was to show if there was much of a difference as people always debating whether or not a certain orientation was the best, but keep in mind each case is different, the case i tested with had a top psu, bottom psus might be different. but for the most part I know that having a pull fan or a push pull with no rear grill is the way to go overall
   
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post

well that was kind of the point in my thread, it was to show if there was much of a difference as people always debating whether or not a certain orientation was the best, but keep in mind each case is different, the case i tested with had a top psu, bottom psus might be different. but for the most part I know that having a pull fan or a push pull with no rear grill is the way to go overall

Excellent. Just checking to see if I missed the point. wink.gif

Thanks again! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Scuba Steve in VA View Post

First off, fantastic post. Reps to you!
That said, my view of all of this (as an admitted noob) is that the testing shows that there isn't a heck of a difference no matter what you do. Is a 2 or 3 degree variance really worth caring about? I suppose if one is really trying to milk every last bit of performance out of their CPU, it may be, but for a mild overclocker, it seems like almost any config is fairly decent...unless I am missing something.
BTW, I am fairly close to buying the 212 Evo and have been considering adding a second fan, so this data is awesome. Thanks again.

Go for the 212+ if you can grab it from newegg! wink.gif
It's better! Also if you're wanting a decent overclock on the 2600k maybe you'd be better off with a Thermalright Macho or similar?
 
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i used the 212+ as the testing cooler, it works pretty much however you put it
   
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sorry for the lack of updates on my part. i've been busy with work, errands, etc. i should be able to do something on the weekend. I hope.
    
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thats okay, take your time lol
   
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went to do the test today, but ambients were too unstable for any consistent readings. I'll try again tomorrow.
    
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awesome, looking forward to the tests
   
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I find it interesting that push/pull with a rear fan (three fans in the loop total) did so poorly. I assume that the rear fan is restricting airflow in this configuration. Of course, these results seem very dependent on fan model and RPM. For example, if I had push/pull on fairly low RPM and a rear exhaust fan on fairly high RPM, would the results indicate that the rear fan actually helps?

At the moment, I have push and a rear fan. I was planning on adding a pull...to ensure that I can keep the EVO fans running fairly slowly (900 or so RPM)...to keep noise down. My case fans are fairly quiet so I run them full speed...and I have the standard rear and top-rear mounted Fractal Design config. I suppose that I should grab some measurements...but you guys set a high bar for testing. thumb.gif
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push with rear fan should do decent, i wouldn't advise a push pull with a rear fan because the pull fan would clash with the rear fan, push/pull with no rear grill or rear fan or a push with rear fan would be my suggestion, or pull with no rear grill or rear fan
   
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