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post #1 of 17
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Hey there,

I've got the 600T from Corsair and it originally came with one big fan as exhaust.

I've since replaced it for 2XCM fans in Intake. My H60 is set up as exhaust at the end of the case.

Should I continue this way? Or invert the fans to exhaust?

What setup are you guys running?


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post #2 of 17
It's usually recommended that the top is an exhaust unless you have a specific cooling setup. I haven't seen much on the 600t, are their intakes on the bottom?
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post #3 of 17
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No intakes on the bottom or side for me.
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post #4 of 17
Experiment. Try either way, and keep an eye on other temps as MB/VRM temps on HardwareMonitor or OpenHardwareMonitor. The airflow there is mainly for other components since you have WC for CPU.
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post #5 of 17
Top fans I use for exhaust smile.gif
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Catscratch View Post

Experiment. Try either way, and keep an eye on other temps as MB/VRM temps on HardwareMonitor or OpenHardwareMonitor. The airflow there is mainly for other components since you have WC for CPU.

Yeah, I read somewhere that by keeping them as intake it'll cool the VRM's and all.

I'll keep them as intake then.
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post #7 of 17
Intake will not only help cool the VRMs, it will also provide fresh air to your CLCS. The whole "heat rises" thing really is not applicable in a forced air cooling situation such as inside a computer case, unless you have just one slow fan or something.
   
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post #8 of 17
Considering your fan configuration in that case I would leave all fans besides your H60 as intake to keep the air going through the rad as cool as possible from the start. As nleksan said, in a closed environment like a computer case the air pressure caused by fans will be the cause of where the hot air moves rather then natural thermal dynamics.
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post #9 of 17
Well. Hot air tend to go up. Don't fight this. Try to work with (not against) natural convection. Therefore, exhaust goes up top.
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post #10 of 17
I would set the H60 in the rare as intake and put the top fans as exhaust. If you want to keep the H60 as exhaust then set the top fans as intake.
    
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