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Is it better to have a higher CFM fan doing the pushing or the pulling of air?

Or is it better to have the same airflow on both sides of a HSF?
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I would say keep it the same. If it is difficult to balance, then make it positive air pressure (more push than pull).

You might not even need two fans. I took one of mine off as the temps were no different. I did have 3 x 120mm (rear exhaust + 2 on the HS) fans all blowing in the same direction within 7 inches of eachother. It was a waste of power.
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