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Hold a sheet of paper up next to the fan. It the paper sticks to it, the fan is sucking air in, if the paper blows away from the fan, the fan is pushing air out.

Front intake, rear/top exhaust is usually the way to go unless you have a case with unique thermal separation compartments.

EDIT: Good lord man! Upgrade to a SATA optical drive already...
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post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
Hold a sheet of paper up next to the fan. It the paper sticks to it, the fan is sucking air in, if the paper blows away from the fan, the fan is pushing air out.

Front intake, rear/top exhaust is usually the way to go unless you have a case with unique thermal separation compartments.

EDIT: Good lord man! Upgrade to a SATA optical drive already...
I had 2 in my old computer but I sold it and I had this laying around so instead of spending money I just hooked it up.

Although if you feel like donating one for a good cause I wouldn't turn it down
    
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post #13 of 14
It's recommended to suck in air from the front, bottom, and side, and blow hot air out the top and back.

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post #14 of 14
I have tried #1 but reverse the direction and use top 140mm fan as intake AND #2 but reverse the direction and use the back 120mm as intake. They work almost the same.
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