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Ok so which is better? More intake than exhaust? Or More exhaust than intake? Or equal?
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More exhaust is better. If you have too much intake and not enough exhaust the air sits around and gets hotter.
    
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post #3 of 14
Depends on your case and other factors
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post #4 of 14
i say slightly more intake as this will cause positive pressure and cause air to only be sucked via the fans which if you have filters on them cuts down the amount of dust in your case, the other way is negative presure (more exhaust) which causes air to be sucked in any and all cracks in you case bypassing the filters
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i would say to have the equal amount if possible. if you dont have an even amount of fans, i would say its better to have more intake.
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post #6 of 14
Nope. You want more exhuast. You see, more intake would mean you are sucking in cool air, but are not expelling the hot air. Which does no good. Eventually there is a buildup of hot air that cannot be exhuasted.

With more exhuast, you suck the hot air outwards, and because you are creating negative pressure inside the case, more air is drawn inward from the vents towards the front/sides.
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Nope. You want more exhuast. You see, more intake would mean you are sucking in cool air, but are not expelling the hot air. Which does no good. Eventually there is a buildup of hot air that cannot be exhuasted.

With more exhuast, you suck the hot air outwards, and because you are creating negative pressure inside the case, more air is drawn inward from the vents towards the front/sides.
i agree 100%
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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
Nope. You want more exhuast. You see, more intake would mean you are sucking in cool air, but are not expelling the hot air. Which does no good. Eventually there is a buildup of hot air that cannot be exhuasted.

With more exhuast, you suck the hot air outwards, and because you are creating negative pressure inside the case, more air is drawn inward from the vents towards the front/sides.
I agree too
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post #9 of 14
i think it really depens on what kind of person are you!!
if you are lazy a little bit of more intake will be good (cause the dust will but build all around your case)
if you always takecare of your system and cleaning it all the time! than more exhuast!! (dust will build up all around your ase (in between those little gap)) but your system will run cooler
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post #10 of 14
Turbulence, is what you want, unfortunately turbulence = noise.

As long as you cpu & gpu are getting enough fresh air I would not worry too much.
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