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Advice : Should I turn my fans around?

post #1 of 10
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I currently have a Thermochil PA 120.3 in the roof of my Cosmos S with 6 fans in push/pull.

The fans pull air through the case and expel it through the top, Temps are quite high with the air that's being expelled through the top of the case is quite warm compared to air being pulled in from the front of the case.

Would it be better for me to have the fans pushing air from outside into the case?
post #2 of 10
Personally, I'd run them in Push/Pull intaking cool air from outside the case. But have case fans being able to blow the heat out of the case.
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Personally, I'd run them in Push/Pull intaking cool air from outside the case. But have case fans being able to blow the heat out of the case.
At the moment I have

- 3 fans in front of the case blowing cool air in.
- 1 fan on the bottom of the case blowing cool air in.
- 1 fan on the back of the case blowing hot air out.
- 6 fans on the radiator in push/pull blowing hot air out.

How's best to set my fans up?

My fans are these :

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Xi...e-LED_353.html
post #4 of 10
I have my top mounted 360 rad pulling in cool air in.
It seems silly to pull hot air from in the case through your rad doesnt it.

Just remember the "hot air rises" idea does not work in this situation. Its about getting cool air through your rad to cool the parts in your loop.
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i liked having my fans on the rad on top as intake, but the other case fans coun't just keep up at expelling the air so i had to change it back to exhuast
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post #6 of 10
Flip some of your intake fans to exhaust fans, use your rad to intake some air. You want the cool air from outside to cool it, not the warm air from inside the case.
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I know it's sucking in hot air but my graphics cards are water cooled so there's nothing in the case that can generate a lot of heat
post #8 of 10
You still want your motherboard, HDD, RAM to be cooled with some air circulation.

Just make your bottom fan exhaust. Switch your radiator fans as intake. You should be able to get away with it.
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Hmm.... got the side panel off and the top section of my case off and the air now is loverly and cool but still high temps
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How high is high?
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