Question Exhaust question?

Zangetzo

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May 23, 2016
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I was wondering does CPU coolers such as 212 evo works as exhaust fan, or i still need to put exhaust fan with 212 evo ?
 

Karadjgne

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Depends entirely on the case and it's layout. For instance in the BitFenix Prodigy it was very common to mount a Noctua NH-D14 and have no rear exhaust fan at all because the cooler to case clearance was about 10mm. The cooler itself acting as a rear exhaust fan.

With some layouts, especially amd, the cooler often faced straight up, not to the rear, so a rear fan was useless and top fans far better suited.

But generally with any tower type cooler, yes, you'll want it facing the rear and have a rear exhaust.
 

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