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Please let me know what you think is the best. Thanks!
some people may say different, but im going to say that using the case air is better, because then you won't have the front of the radiator caked with so much dust as you would to use it as an intake. and i tried to mount a fan out side of the case, but i couldn't with my haf x because the fan screw holes are inset and the screws won't reach. so i'd have to get new screws. and the idea that i've seen shrouds to make the air hit the radiator more evenly makes a lot of sense, i just don't have any other fans to do that with. also the only reason i'd mount a fan outside is to relieve some stress on the tubes, because they are pretty strong tubes, and i worry about them sometimes, other than that, i'd just mount it the way that corsair says, but backwards, so that it uses it as an exhaust, because then you won't have to work as hard to clean the radiator out.
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i have it mounted at my rear as an exhaust...with push pull config with gt-ap15 fans ...with one fan mounted on the outside of the case to save room and other fan and rad on the inside..
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and the idea that i've seen shrouds to make the air hit the radiator more evenly makes a lot of sense, i just don't have any other fans to do that with.
I'm a pretty big novice so bear with me on this... But what are shrouds and how do they make the air hit the radiator more evenly?

Thanks for the input
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i have it mounted at my rear as an exhaust...
Does that mean that you are also drawing the air from the inside rather than the outside?

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When I had my h50, I used it as an intake at the rear in push/pull, and added an air filter on the outside of the case so a lot less dust got in. I tried it as exhaust in push/pull, temps were roughly the same at idle, but were lower during load using them as intake.
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When I had my h50, I used it as an intake at the rear in push/pull, and added an air filter on the outside of the case so a lot less dust got in. I tried it as exhaust in push/pull, temps were roughly the same at idle, but were lower during load using them as intake.
Where can I buy a quality air filter? That seems like a good way to go.
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mmm you could search "120mm fan filter" on Newegg or Xoxide, seems like they have a few.

The aluminum mesh fan filter doesn't look too bad. I used the same length bolts that came with the h50. You could also just put it on the most inside fan if you don't like the look of it on the outside. Only reason I put mine on the outside is so the dust didn't even go through the radiator much.

Some people also use pantyhose, i've never done it though.

Edit: There are also magnetic ones that wouldn't even require you to screw em on (if you placed it on the outside of the case, obviously wouldn't work directly attached to a fan), although I don't know where they can be found off hand, i'm sure google knows
Edited by sivarthcaz - 12/19/10 at 10:01pm
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mmm you could search "120mm fan filter" on Newegg or Xoxide, seems like they have a few.

The aluminum mesh fan filter doesn't look too bad. I used the same length bolts that came with the h50. You could also just put it on the most inside fan if you don't like the look of it on the outside. Only reason I put mine on the outside is so the dust didn't even go through the radiator much.

Some people also use pantyhose, i've never done it though.
Yea I saw about the pantyhose thing. What do you think of these? I came across them while browsing other threads: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/88...c_Chassis.html
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Pull in cooler exterior air from the back and exhaust out the top.That is by far the best configuration for my case.As long as you have top exhaust use outside air for the rad.
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