You should probably pick a level and stick with it and check your temps as you go. If you're above 43c @ idle then 1700 may be the way to go. This also depends on how much racket you're willing to put up with. So if nothing else run it @ 1700 for a bit and see if it's too loud for you to live with. If so adjust accordingly.
Honestly you should try a few different ways to see what works the Antec 1200. I've never owned that Case so I can't say whether Intake or Exhaust. I run exhaust cause I have a high enough Airflow in my case.
Yours probably does too, but I can't speak to that.
Now if you're running 1 fan in either configuration the best bet more likely is Case/fan/Rad Some people mount their Rad first but then you need short enough 6-32 toggle bolts to bolt the Rad into place and then you can use the supplied bolts to mount the fan. Remember, whichever way you go to be careful cause you could bugger the fins on the Rad if you overthread the bolts. Possibly even penetrate the core.
Hope I was helpful to you.
Edited by Ceadderman - 7/1/10 at 1:55am
Originally Posted by method526
hey guys i have a(nother) question about the fan placement. corsair recommends a fan blowing the outside air into the radiator (i shouldn't have trouble flipping one of my antec 1200 exhaust fans to do that). so my question is, what direction should i put the other fan in? should i have it blowing air in the same direction as the intake, or should i have it blowing air into the radiator from my case. so in other words, do i do (outside)-->/-->(inside) or (outside)-->/<--(inside)? or should i just save me the trouble and do (outside)<--/<--(inside) by not changing the direction of my exhaust fan? thanks.