Originally Posted by Leudast
Okay, just so you know I have NO experience with this, but it seems like you'd want your h100 to be intake only. This would guarantee that the coldest air is being blown through the radiator first. With one intake and one exhaust, it seems like hot air could possibly be heating the liquid going to the cpu. I dunno. I'm putting together my H100 rig this weekend and have thought WAY too much about it.
Not that I speak for Yoshi ... and I dunno that we've ever directly discussed the subject ... but we're generally like-minded so I'm gonna do it anyways. Hope he doesn't mind
FIrst off, a 'push/pull' configuration is not 'one intake/one exhaust' in terms of the relation of the cooler to the case. It is always either 'intake' or 'exhaust'. In our cases, all our CPU cooler fans are working as exhaust fans. Just so that's clear
The strategy that me and Yoshi are deploying involves purposefully pumping so much fresh, cool air into the case that the temp of the air hitting the intake of the CPU cooler isn't really much warmer than what it would be drawing in actual fresh air from outside it.
Furthermore, our rads are at the top of our cases, and it's generally not a good idea to blow warm air down from a physics standpoint.
Lastly, we are just as concerned about our GPU temps as we are about CPU temps, thus we'd prefer to never be purposefully blowing ANY hot air INTO our cases. We are willing to sacrifice perhaps a couple of degrees of CPU temps in order to not heat up other components by having our rad fans be set up as intakes.
Does it all make sense now?