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Hi

I got a heatsink for a broken one. It is all aluminum and I know its not that great so I put a 80mm 4200rpm fan on it. I am not sure if I should put the fan on tht cooler as exhaust of intake. The 80mm fan on the back of my case with my psu takes the air out and it seems inefficient to have air being taken in to places. I also have a 120mm intake but I was wondering if I should switch that with the 80mm fan. The 120mm fan is ok but the 80mm is an antec tricool.

What to do ?
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fans on heatsinks work better when the fans blowing air on it
    
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thanks

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I'd test all possible configurations myself.

Of course, I like to tinker. My girlfriend thinks there's something terribly wrong with me (and my computer) since, when she calls, I'm always working on something on it.

GF: "Your computer's opened up again?"
Me: "Yep."
GF: "What's wrong now?"
Me: "Nothing's wrong. Just testing a push-pull fan set-up on my CPU cooler."
GF: <grumbles>

This conversation actually happened last night.
    
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I'd test all possible configurations myself.

Of course, I like to tinker. My girlfriend thinks there's something terribly wrong with me (and my computer) since, when she calls, I'm always working on something on it.

GF: "Your computer's opened up again?"
Me: "Yep."
GF: "What's wrong now?"
Me: "Nothing's wrong. Just testing a push-pull fan set-up on my CPU cooler."
GF: <grumbles>

This conversation actually happened last night.
You need to get rid of her if that's the way she acts. LOL My wife would be right in there with me saying "oh baby, its that the way you want it to work"? ROFLMAO!
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You need to get rid of her if that's the way she acts. LOL My wife would be right in there with me saying "oh baby, its that the way you want it to work"? ROFLMAO!


Well, if my PC is just my mistress, then I think she can live with that.
    
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post #7 of 19
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alright back on topic

I have tried both but am not sure.

Thats why I asked

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post #8 of 19
Blowing of course. it's more effective than sucking IMO
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post #9 of 19
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Well In my case in front of the CPU I have an airvent. Will that change it?
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post #10 of 19
The more ventilation the better, but you might get more dust. That's probably the only con.
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