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post #21 of 31
if you have top fans that are OUT, then side fan IN

if no top fans, my vote is OUT but others might disagree... up to you to see what works best by monitoring your temps.
    
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post #22 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smokiez View Post
if you have top fans that are OUT, then side fan IN

if no top fans, my vote is OUT but others might disagree... up to you to see what works best by monitoring your temps.
No top fans.
post #23 of 31
then take the guess work out... run a fan IN for a day and monitor temps. The next day run it OUT and monitor temps.
    
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post #24 of 31
I still say in. If you have front fans pulling air in and the back fan pushing air out, it should pretty much flow from the front to the back of your case and exhaust. But, test both.
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post #25 of 31
if your room has a high ambient temperature, it does not matter how "cold" the outside air is... you will basically be blowing warm air all around. If that's the case you want to do your best to expel the hot air from your system. Your system can also heat up that air real quick.

If you're in a basement or something with low ambient temps, then it might make sense to suck in as much cold air as possible, but the idea is to, in my worthless opinion, expel as much hot air out of your case as possible.

So again, try both and see what happens.
    
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post #26 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by smokiez View Post
blowing out of the case/sucking air out, not in.
Not even...there's very little amount of heat that a side-fan would efficiently move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
it should deffinatly blow in onto the gpu, if it is not pointed towards the gpu however, out
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post
Generally you use front and side fans for intake and top and rear fans for exhaust.
These.
    
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post #27 of 31
Wow, it's really not that difficult.

Front/side are intake.
Back/top are exhaust.

Don't listen to smokiez.

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post #28 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by hawkeeyee View Post
what?

you have fan in the side of the case and you are asking if it should suck air out from case or push the air to the case?
I don't see anything wrong with that.

@OP, if the side fan is located at GPU level, have it intake fresh air.

If not, exhaust.
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post #29 of 31
Quote:
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Wow, it's really not that difficult.

Front/side are intake.
Back/top are exhaust.

Don't listen to smokiez.

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I did say to just eliminate all the fans

It was my most valuable advice.
    
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post #30 of 31
& I also said that instead of ... really... simply listening to anyone here on such a simple question, he should test out both methods and see what works best for himself.
    
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