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post #11 of 19
It needs to be an intake mate for best airflow.
post #12 of 19
usually you would have front and side as intakes, back and top as exhaust.
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IMO it really does depend on your case, trial and error etc
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post #14 of 19
sorry if this is off topic but was exactly dose IMO stand fore?
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in my opinion
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post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
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IMO it really does depend on your case, trial and error etc

in my opinion
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by es-squared
been bothering me for a while lol, should the fan on the side of my case blow in our suck air out?
For instance--most HS fans blow air onto the HS--therefore the side panel fan should provide the CPU with fresh cooler air.

TAC (Thermally Adnataged Chassis) usually have a duct from the side or rear directly to the CPU--regardless of whether the HS sucks or blows the duct keeps the case temps lower--and may keep the CPU temps lower depending on the HS.

On my last air cooled build I made a hole directly over the Zalman 700 AlCu and mounted a 92mm and a duct in such manner I was able to force air into the Zalman--it lowered the CPU temps.
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post #18 of 19
Also, if you ran a rear intake, it could suck in hot exhaust air from the power supply.
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post #19 of 19
all good points i was just curious, thx, saved me a lot of time of trying it myself. Ill try to get some pics of my rig up in my profile or somwthng soon..
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