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Windows 7: Case Fan Question

03 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Case Fan Question

im gonna put an extra fan in my case to vent out the back. out of experience what do u guys recommend for better cooling push or pull?(air intake or exhaust)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2010   #2


What case do you have?

The more fans the better. I personally try to have positive air pressure in my chassis which means that I will have more intake than exhaust.

You might fill out your system specs which will give us a better idea for recommendations for you.
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03 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

You want at least one intake and exhaust.

I always thought negative pressure was the best route.
Meaning you want slightly more exhaust than intake.
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03 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

my case is oem but i switched psu added cpu and gpu. my psu has a nice 135mm fan intake so i think im gonna put a 120mm on outtake to push out any warm air that may build. im not having any heat issues but its always best to run cooler
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03 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64

Have to take it on a case to case basis. I have heard folks having best results with negative pressure, others positive pressure. My Lian Li case I have two 140s in front pulling, one 120 directly behind my Megahalems heat-sink with it's 120, pushing out back. Last two are 140s on top, pushing out and getting rid of any residue heat left in the case.

I might install a smaller side fan to supply cooler air to my GTX 470, still working on that aspect.
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03 Jun 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I think it depends on your case. best case scenerio (no pun intended) would be intake fans low on the front, and exhaust fan higher on the back/top. For your general discription, I'd say exhaust for sure. A Guy
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03 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

yea i think exhaust seems the best thanks for the replys
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