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Are my fans blowing in the right direction?

Hello community of T'sH. I'm back with another first timer question.

I recently just got my 2 fans from the mail, they will be placed in the top and rear of my case. I want them both to be exhaust since the case came with a fan on the front.

How will I know if one of my fans are blowing out the case instead of inside? Or how do I determine of where they are blowing air?

I set them up so that the sticker with the watts and other things are facing the motherboard and the rosewill logo facing out the case, is that right or not? I do have arrows on the side of the fans if they are facing towards the back of the case is that where they blow out air? Is it an exhaust position for a fan if they are like that? Thanks in advance!
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    Front and side (and bottom) fans usually suck cool air into the case. Rear and top fans exhaust hot air out of the case.

    Most fans have small arrow indicators on them that show the airflow direction, typically the side with the label is the exhaust side.

    If I understand your description correctly, both of the fans you referred to are oriented properly.
  2. If no arrows put you hand in front of it or look at the orientation of the blades.
  3. COLGeek said:
    Front and side (and bottom) fans usually suck cool air into the case. Rear and top fans exhaust hot air out of the case.

    Most fans have small arrow indicators on them that show the airflow direction, typically the side with the label is the exhaust side.

    If I understand your description correctly, both of the fans you referred to are oriented properly.


    So if the arrow is pointing out of the case that fan is an exhaust fan right?
  4. yes, and you should be able to feel it
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