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So h50 exhaust????? How about bottom fans? as in Do I need bottom fans? tongue.gif
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Side pane should be intake if you have dust filter available.

I have my side panel installed as exhaust on my CM690 II Advanced though! This is due to the fact that my case will be ugly if dust filter will be installed on the side panel fan.
    
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;13248287 
Why do you have the H50 as intake? I have one as an exhaust, and it works fine, especially in your case... Who cares what the manual says. rolleyes.gif

I have my H50 on top of my CM690 II Advanced with FAN installed as Exhaust. CPU idles at 33 and 53 at load.
    
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So h50 exhaust????? How about bottom fans? as in Do I need bottom fans? tongue.gif

Bottom fans should be intake but make sure you have dust filters. The reason why top is always exhaust is because of the physics of air "Hot Air tends to go up! lol
    
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Originally Posted by JessyCuh;13247920 
There are two areas for 140mm fans on the left side. The bottom one is adjacent to the VGA, but the top one isn't. Both intake?

Dont use the top intake side pannel intake fan. UNLESS your CPU cooler's fan is pointed AT the CPU chip. if you have a tower based cooler block it off, on my case i used sticky foam to block it. better temps.
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Originally Posted by rheicel;13248433 
Bottom fans should be intake but make sure you have dust filters. The reason why top is always exhaust is because of the physics of air "Hot Air tends to go up! lol

yes hot air goes up if left un attended. Under fan power the hot air goes where its told. Play with a hair dryer for proof:)
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My front and side fans are intake, and my top and back fans are exhaust.
    
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When I first got my rig (craigslist) the side fan was exhaust...I turned it around to intake and making this change alone dropped my temps around 5 degrees. Definately intake on the side.
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post #19 of 36
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making my H50 exhaust pushpull made my temps rise around 4-5 degrees...

And it took all my musclepower and like... 30 minutes to change it around T_T
post #20 of 36
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K well I changed my h50 to intake again. I'm going to replace my top 120mm with 140mm so both are 140mm. Going to use bottom of the two side panel for 120mm intake and block off the one ontop. I think one intake on the bottom is enough smile.gif
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