The front only has room for the 1x200mm fan at the bottom. So my question is, should i flip the top fan to be an intake and leave the one on the back as an exhaust? if i were to add a 240/280mm front rad I would keep them as intakes even though this would warm the air as it entered the case. (Optional) An additional, bottom-mounted intake fan to pull cool air from the underside (the case must be mounted on wheels or blocks). Unless I'm wrong. 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. The coolant absorbs the heat, the radiator provides an increased surface area for the liquid to be cooled by air flow. The ebay listed radiator that I posted has intake and outlet in the perfect position for the Elan. Cs342, I suggest you turn the side fan to exhaust, add a rear fan to exhaust. 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. 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. As always, comment below or … Bitwit did a good video on this here on why placement matters. I thought that Gary Anderson's installation was too untidy looking with the hose crossing in front of the engine. Short answer is yes. A skilled fabricator, Smith built an air intake for the radiator, and mounted it at the bottom of the front bumper fascia, above the splitter. Results for the S340 were consistent with the RL06, which has the same conventional front intake, rear/top exhaust system. 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. You have to move the heated air out of the case. 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. I have 5 filtered intakes and three exhausts not including the PSU which is a separate air path, though its intake is also filtered. 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. The heated air is removed and the cycle continues. I have a top mounted radiator, XSPC RX360, and will have push pull fans. Plus it's got no radiator mount for exhaust, you'll have to mount the radiator at the intake, making this design pointless. So i will have a 900D, with 3 AF120 performance as intake, a single AF140 quiet as exhaust in the rear. 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. 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. 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 ... Few degrees difference from intake on cpu temps but does get more warm air Out the case Trust. I think the way I have my fans set up my GPU is slightly cooler. i want to screw my rad to my case, directly. 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. 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. 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. Unfortunately, that effect is small and will only last a few minutes with a top mount radiator as intake. That's my problem because using it on top is the only option for this case. if i did that with my current screws they would pierce my rad fins. I have it as an exhaust with 3 intake fans. 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. Does it exhaust the air out the back, or does air escape into the case from the sides of the heat Sink? 28 Apr 2020 at 15:50 #11. Overclockers UK Forums. Have a Corsair H110i AIO cooler which will go in the bottom. The way mine is installed the hose crosses at the bottom and lays on the 'floor' out of the way. what screw length do i need for a pull intake (or push exhuast). But I … It also pushes the VRM + RAM heat away from the radiator and then out versus the inevitable warming effect when top exhaust. Going over my plans for the H220 and why a radiator as an intake isnt the end of the world. This is the role of intake and exhaust fans. My question is, is it better to have them set for exhaust or intake? 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). I have an HAF 932 Advanced case, 230mm intake on front and side, and 140mm exhaust on rear. As for their differences, it’s very simple: Intake fans brings fresh air into the PC, while exhaust fans kick stagnant air out. I've been told that if you front mount an AIO that the radiator should be positioned so the hoses/tubes are coming from the bottom and not the top as... Log in or Sign up. 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