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i just acquired a noctua nh-p12 (120mm) fan and i was wondering wheter to use that as my second fan for the push pull config on my hyper 212+ or to take the rear exhaust fan from my haf 922(which is the same as the stock fan supplied with the hyper 212+) and pair them up to get the same amount of air flow and drop the noctua on the rear or to just put one noctua on the cooler and take one of the 120mm fans and put it on the side panel to cool my gfx card a bit more.
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I would say use the matching rear fan on your 212+. If you have two different fans in a pull/push configuration, the difference in speeds would lower the life expectancy of the fans.

Unless your graphics cards are getting too hot for your liking, then you can toss the Noctua on the cooler, and use the old fan on the side panel. I would just do the pull/push if you have a front intake already.
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my 570 never goes over 65 even under the most load ive put it under so im gonna do the push/pull and drop the noctua on the back intake of the case.

thank for the help +REP
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Match the pair on your 212+. Then remove your rear grill. You might not need a rear exhaust, especially if you put that P12 somewhere as an intake fan.

If you do decide to use the P12 as an exhaust fan, well, it can really suck. I had an Antec case once (gave it away; I'll never buy Antec junk cases again) and I put a P12 as a case exhaust then swapped my side panels so I had no grill on the main side of the case. You could hear hissing everywhere! What a fan!

Look at item 2 of my sig. You'll see why I believe you won't a case exhaust fan.
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Match the pair on your 212+. Then remove your rear grill. You might not need a rear exhaust, especially if you put that P12 somewhere as an intake fan.

If you do decide to use the P12 as an exhaust fan, well, it can really suck. I had an Antec case once (gave it away; I'll never buy Antec junk cases again) and I put a P12 as a case exhaust then swapped my side panels so I had no grill on the main side of the case. You could hear hissing everywhere! What a fan!

Look at item 2 of my sig. You'll see why I believe you won't a case exhaust fan.
DUDE ITEM 2 IS AMAZING! Ive NEVER seen that kind of cooling, EVER.
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