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Determining exhaust set-up on a custom case and AIO cooler

Hello all. I've been working tirelessly on designing my own case for a while now. It's all been pretty smooth, except for my AIO Cooler, which has been the bane of this design and my existence for weeks. I'm posting this because this morning I was replacing the fans on my AIO Cooler and noticed they faced out (exhaust). I figured they should face in, but I'm not sure, and figured I would just ask for any input in general for fan management, since the build hasn't yet begun.

This is my current design, and the one I'm planning on going with: http://i.imgur.com/3yVEAGt.png
So the fans, as they are now, will be pulling in from the left, and pushing out from the top (radiator fans) and the right (HDD bay fans)
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  1. Does this linus video help you decide?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyC3lZ5WFMk
  2. clutchc said:
    Does this linus video help you decide?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyC3lZ5WFMk


    So push vs pull doesn't really matter, your overall airflow is what's important. With that in mind, I ended up with this:

    http://i.imgur.com/311GGdu.png

    Better?
  3. Justin_nitsuJ said:
    clutchc said:
    Does this linus video help you decide?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyC3lZ5WFMk


    So push vs pull doesn't really matter, your overall airflow is what's important. With that in mind, I ended up with this:

    http://i.imgur.com/311GGdu.png

    Better?


    Hard to say. I've never seen a case like that before.
  4. Best answer
    With lower RPM/CFM fans, pull is generally better, especially on high FPI rads like on AIOs. Higher RPM, like 1200-1500+ are generally better in push, especially on both low and high FPI rads, but do work almost as well in pull, as well.
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