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I am building a modded xion II case i had laying around from years back and I am putting a dual 120 rad on the front of the case behind the faceplate. I want to do push pull on the rad but dont know if i should push into the the case or out the front. please help me
post #2 of 7
You'll want to pull fresh air from outside the case in.
post #3 of 7
<-- Fan-pull (air in) |Rad|Fan-push (air from outside)|Case <-- Air (that's if everything is internal, you can move parts around with some things on the other side of the case but that's pretty much how you want to orient your components you can insert the case anywhere you want, it wouldn't change a thing)

Always have the rad getting fresh cool air, not mumbo jumbo about heat rising this heat rising that, doesn't matter if you have fans.
post #4 of 7
You'll get the best performance by having the rad pull in air from outside the case. But if you are going internal only you might run out of spots to mount the rad's that will draw in air from outside, if that happens it isn't the end of the world just know that it won't be optimal.
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thanks for all the info but can you guys help me find some close to silent but efficient fans for said rad. I have a few thermaltake led fans laying around but want to do this build right and hella efficient
post #6 of 7
Been hearing a lot of talk about Gentle Typhoon fans. Not sure on just how quite they are but I've been hearing good things about them.
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2nd GT ap-15 fans. They have great high static psi at low rpm's I under volt mine to about 700 rpm's and still get good cooling with very little noise
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