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Hi Guys,

I'm currently cramming two 240mm rads into an Arc Mini and I'm trying to work out the best way to run these rads as far as air flow goes..

I was going to suck air in from the front and use the top radiator as an exhaust, but I'm wondering if I'd end up with better temps just having both as intakes...

I'll be running push/pull on both so there will be a fair bit of airflow so I doubt the second rad will pickup that much heat..

Whats your thoughts guys?

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I've always been a fan (no pun) of the positive air pressure theory and generally have everything on the top, front, and bottom all pushing into the case with the back exhausting out, especially when there are radiators involved. However, I don't think you will see a very big difference, as I saw only a few degrees improvement when switching my top radiator from exhaust to intake. Are you water cooling your GPUs as well as your CPU? I have found that it makes a difference when you have card(s) dumping a lot of heat into your case if they are air cooled versus having them on water. Not sure what other people's experience has been, though.
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