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A TRUE is positioned horizontally on a mobo. The case is an Antec Nine Hundred. You attach a 120mm fan to it. Should the fan blow air out into the video card or should it be flipped 180 degrees so that the fan blows into the TRUE?


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post #2 of 13
id say not towards video card, so I guess that means "up"
do you have top exhaust fans?
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I think you should have the fan pulling air through the TRUE and exhausting it into one of the exhaust fans. Either the case fan on the back or the top 200mm on the A900.
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isn't pushing the air through better? or pull air through is better?
    
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isn't pushing the air through better? or pull air through is better?
I'm not sure on it, I've seen guys do both, wait for a more experienced air cooler to post back on that. But definitely have it blowing into one of the exhaust fans
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post #6 of 13
Pushing or pulling only differs about 1-2c at MAX so its not that important. I would have it push air upwards as hot air rises, and the air can be taken out by the PSU.

Ideally, it would be positioned vertically and exhausted through the rear 120mm port.
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Pushing or pulling only differs about 1-2c at MAX so its not that important. I would have it push air upwards as hot air rises, and the air can be taken out by the PSU.

Ideally, it would be positioned vertically and exhausted through the rear 120mm port.
He's using an A900, the PSU is at the bottom.
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post #8 of 13
Using fans in PULL is the best way to go.

also shrouding works well - eliminates deadspots on the heatsink due to motor size.

I say have a fan on the TRUE120 Pull up into the 200mm antec fan
    
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post #9 of 13
Exhaust to 120mm fan. I use tuniq, but it really doesn't matter. This fan work with the CPU cooler well.
    
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post #10 of 13
In your setup, have the fan pull air through the true upwards.
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