I have an HAF 932 Advanced case, 230mm intake on front and side, and 140mm exhaust on rear. My CPU runs 30-40 degrees with it this way depending on load, but I have noticed that it greatly helps my GPU stay much cooler. The rear exhaust fan will receive the front intake from the radiator and exhaust its slightly warmed air, leaving the GPU to intake from the lower front fan. Hi, Ive bought a NZXT kraken x63 and I have a Corsair Carbide Series 275Q chassis and Gigabyte Aorus Master X570 motherboard (links to specs are at the bottom). Push or pull makes no difference for the radiator. If you had an AIO radiator mounted on top of the case, would you: Draw outside air through the radiator and into the case at an increased temperature as intake with other fans as exhaust or Draw cold air through other fans into the case then have slightly warmer air pass through the radiator and out as an exhaust Last edited by 1096bimu on Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:34 pm It also pushes the VRM + RAM heat away from the radiator and then out versus the inevitable warming effect when top exhaust. I have a 200mm intake fan and a bottom mounted 120mm intake fan on bottom, with two 120mm fans on the liquid cooler exhaust to the top and one 120mm fan exhausting to the back. This is plenty of exhaust power and won't need much speed. Plus it's got no radiator mount for exhaust, you'll have to mount the radiator at the intake, making this design pointless. meaning, i want to mount the rad to the case, and the fan to the rad. Exhausting air form inside the case through a radiator may give you a few degrees higher CPU temp in games because GPU makes a lot of hot air. That works -- if you put your case on 3" double-braked-caster wheels as I did. My question is, is it better to have them set for exhaust or intake? I have 5 filtered intakes and three exhausts not including the PSU which is a separate air path, though its intake is also filtered. what screw length do i need for a pull intake (or push exhuast). Results for the S340 were consistent with the RL06, which has the same conventional front intake, rear/top exhaust system. Using radiator as intake on the other hand hardly effects GPU temps in game. You have to move the heated air out of the case. Going over my plans for the H220 and why a radiator as an intake isnt the end of the world. Cs342, I suggest you turn the side fan to exhaust, add a rear fan to exhaust. Two stock 140 mm fans intake in the front and a stock 140 mm fan in the back for the moment, will stick some pretty ones in later, and I guess the top mount PSU (SeaSonic 650 Plus Focus) will exhaust a little too. The heated air is removed and the cycle continues. Unless I'm wrong. Could easily take out 550W from my two radiators without heating up the case. I have it as an exhaust with 3 intake fans. (Optional) An additional, bottom-mounted intake fan to pull cool air from the underside (the case must be mounted on wheels or blocks). I assume it is in taking air from the PCIE slots at the bottom rear of the PC or from within the case or from small holes in the case. Short answer is yes. Bitwit did a good video on this here on why placement matters. 28 Apr 2020 at 15:50 #11. But, where does it exhaust the hot air? The internal case temperature goes up as you dump CPU waste heat in and the H115i water temperature (and everything else) will be warmer than if you exhausted it directly. So, if you want optimal overall temps, you should give your radiator fresh air. In my new rig I had to front mount my rad for an intake. Mostly depends on a few things but for me when I had a top mounted radiator I had it set in a pull configuration exhausting air out. After much extensive testing on UTube (Jay's Two Cents & Linus Tech Tips are 2 good channels to watch) It really does not matter. Basically one of those things where it's just personal preference. This is a single fan GTX 960. In my old setup I had a 360 rad up top and a 240 rad on the bottom both as intake for positive pressure because I hate dust. Overclockers UK Forums. The real advantage with the vertical GPU mount is the opening up of all that space at the bottom for a really thick radiator with fans. The front only has room for the 1x200mm fan at the bottom. It's located at the bottom facing down. So i will have a 900D, with 3 AF120 performance as intake, a single AF140 quiet as exhaust in the rear. Heat rises, so its best on the front or side as intake. the screws i have are long, they are meant to go through the fan and case into the rad. The build I'm working on right now has a bottom mounted radiator with exhaust out the bottom. I think the way I have my fans set up my GPU is slightly cooler. Unfortunately, that effect is small and will only last a few minutes with a top mount radiator as intake. As for their differences, it’s very simple: Intake fans brings fresh air into the PC, while exhaust fans kick stagnant air out. my three exhausts are my top mounted 360mm rad. That's my problem because using it on top is the only option for this case. Have a Corsair H110i AIO cooler which will go in the bottom. My inlet fan at the bottom blows in nice cool air for the video card, RAM and motherboard VRMs and the heat goes out the rear exhaust fan as well as out of the radiator on top. If you do mount it on top then exhaust is better but not for cooling reasons but so it does not suck in so much dust. This fan works as an intake fan for the PSU that sucks in air and blows it on the components inside the PSU, where then it exits from the rear vents of the power supply. if i did that with my current screws they would pierce my rad fins. Works well. I have a top mounted radiator, XSPC RX360, and will have push pull fans. The way mine is installed the hose crosses at the bottom and lays on the 'floor' out of the way. In my case, right now running two rads(360mm and 240mm), bottom rad is 240mm which is set as intake and top radiator is set as exhaust, temps are lot better than previously I've tried set top rad as intake, this has only heated interior of the case and my interior temps went up by 6-8°C and water started to raise in alarming rate Top would be exhaust then, since intake would just blow the hot air right back down. i want to screw my rad to my case, directly. As always, comment below or … Top mounted you could run top/bottom intake, front/rear exhaust. If you have you bottom rad as intake sucking fresh air from the outside, you might want to get some taller replacement feet as well. Currently, the 140 mm fan in the back of the PC would remain as exhaust, and I was thinking about mounting the two 140 mm front intake fans on the bottom of the case to intake air from underneath the case while using the two 120 mm fans included with the cooler as exhaust through the front. 1--Using the radiator as intake, which will take cool air from the outside (needed for this cpu running hot) , blow it hot into the case and use the top and rear fans as exhaust. Does it exhaust the air out the back, or does air escape into the case from the sides of the heat Sink? The coolant absorbs the heat, the radiator provides an increased surface area for the liquid to be cooled by air flow. With smooth contours in the duct work, the air clings to and is directed by the surfaces rather than tumble off it and create a vortex that hampers good air flow. 2 front and 1 back. 2--Using the rear and top fans as intake and radiator will be exhaust to the front of the case. Buy Rosewill PRISM T ATX Mid Tower Gaming PC Computer Case with Tempered Glass, 4 Pre-Installed 120mm Fans, 420mm / 360mm / 240mm Radiator Support, EATX Support, Bottom Mount PSU Shroud and HDD / SSD with fast shipping and … So my question is, should i flip the top fan to be an intake and leave the one on the back as an exhaust? I was watching some youtubers put the radiator in front and have it serve as an intake instead of exhaust. The key, therefore, is to add fans that either get rid of this ambient heat or bring in fresh, cooler air to be used. Almost all the modern-day standard ATX power supplies come with a 120mm fan that is mounted on the top/bottom side. The ebay listed radiator that I posted has intake and outlet in the perfect position for the Elan. CPU temperatures were predictably lower when the radiator was placed in the path of unwarmed in-flowing air, while GPU temperatures were lower when inflowing air was not warmed by the CPU. There is no catch 22. I have a NZXT H500 case, it has 1exhaust on the back and 1 on the top aswell and i have a NZXT kraken x62 for cpu liquid cooling and the radiator is mounted at the front with 2 intake fans. Without a lot of detail -- and someone inquired for me to produce pictures which I'll do eventually -- I'd built a huge case back in '07 with dual-140 bottom intake fans and plenty of room for a radiator with dual front-panel 120's. My current setup has a front mounted radiator as an exhaust and one 120mm fan in the back as intake and two 120mm fans on top as intake. Do not intake into the case, that's adding temperature to the ambient case temps and defeats the purpose of water cooling. ... 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