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I have a cooler master elite case and unfortunately i dont know which model it is. I have one front case fan which pushes air in the case and one at the rear which pulls the air outside. I have a thermalright 120 heatsink and with the fan pulling the air from the front of the case, through the heatsink, onto the other fan at the back of the case that sends it out of my computer.

1) should the second fan that i add on the other side of the heatsink blow air to the heatsink to minimize temps or blow the same direction as the airflow.

2) i have 2 places to place 2 120mm fans on the top of the case which is located right over my heatsink. Should those fans blow air in the case onto the heatsink or should those fans pull the air outside.

3) i want to add a small fan which blows cool air. Is it a good idea to have it blow cool air under the heatpipes of my heatsink (directly towards my cpu) or not?

I like reasons to answers.
Thanks for anyone to help me out and give me tips and ideas.

P.s. The air inside my case is always cold (which is a good thing) but my cpu temps on stress with LinX raise close to 90c.
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You should have the fans on the heatsink in push pull so they both blow the same way as this moves more air through the heatsink.

The fans at the top of the case should be exaust because hot air rises and if they are blowing in there will be nowhere for the case to exaust the warm air except out the back.

if you were to use a spot cool fan i wouldnt place it on the CPU id cool the mosfets with it IMHO as it wont help CPU temps that much if at all.
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1. Is there currently a fan on the Thermalright 120? You always want your CPU heatsink fans to push or pull air in the direction of the case airflow.

2. Generally you want fans on the top of the case to pull air OUT of the case. Hot air rises, so why not use "ceiling" fans to pull that hot air out of the case?

3. The heatpipes of your cooler are essentially highways for heat. Nearly all of the heat from your CPU is going through those pipes to the fins of the heatsink. For this reason any fans you have should be blowing air through your heatsink fins, not over the heatpipes.

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