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post #11 of 18
As with most things, YMMV smile.gif

Personally, I have my H100 as intake and have found with my system, this works best in cooling my CPU.

Id suggest you experiment and see which setup works best with your system. Since its just a matter of flipping the fans, it shouldnt take you long to decide.

If you have good rear exhaust, internal temps are negated.

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post #12 of 18
Intake from the top, exhaust to the back. Also depends on your GPU cooling.

If anything you can test both scenarios and see which is best for you. I personally gained better results with cool air coming from the outside and quickly getting exhausted through the back (in my case that would be intake from the back, exhaust up (hot air rises)) tongue.gif
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post #13 of 18
IIRC the rad is just too thin for p/p to be effective. And I doubt you'll see much gains from being intake. Keep it exhaust and keep you gpu a bit cooler.

EDIT: Don't really worry about heat going up if you have fans in your case...
Edited by BlackVenom - 4/9/12 at 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by BlackVenom View Post

EDIT: Don't really worry about heat going up if you have fans in your case...
post #15 of 18
Personnel preference really? Push/Pull coldest, Push (Extract) Mid-Cool Pull (Fresh Air In) Coolish. To be fair I assume you wont be wanting to OC as you would of ventured into a proper watercooling loop. So any of the 3 configs will be fine. Just all about what you want to achieve. Hence the loads of different personnel opinions.

Enjoy smile.gifsmile.gif
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Originally Posted by LynxGB View Post

Personnel preference really? Push/Pull coldest, Push (Extract) Mid-Cool Pull (Fresh Air In) Coolish. To be fair I assume you wont be wanting to OC as you would of ventured into a proper watercooling loop. So any of the 3 configs will be fine. Just all about what you want to achieve. Hence the loads of different personnel opinions.

Enjoy smile.gifsmile.gif

Why would a custom loop be needed to oc? In the i7-3820 thread people many people are getting 4.6-5ghz with a H100. I don't need a custom loop, it would be nice, but not required.
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Why would a custom loop be needed to oc? In the i7-3820 thread people many people are getting 4.6-5ghz with a H100. I don't need a custom loop, it would be nice, but not required.

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I run an i7-960 @ >4 GHz using a H70, no need for anything more complicated. That's 144W of heater for my office !

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post #18 of 18
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Short answer: Exhaust

Taking in cold air just for it to be heated by the radiator is just pain dumb, yes it may cool the cpu better but at the cost of heating your other components just does not seem worth it.

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