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Question Noctua nh d15 which way to place?

Grayy_

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Whats the best way to have my noctua fan blowing the air in a coolermaster h500 case? going up or going trough the back?
 

Phaaze88

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H500P Mesh here.
If you're not adding to the 3x preinstalled fans, then the D15 should be front-to back.

If you are adding fans, I'd say experiment a little.
Scenario 1 - NH-D15(front to back)
Front intake: 2x 200mm
Rear exhaust: 1x 120mm
Top exhaust: 2x 120mm, 1x 140mm, or 1x 140 and 1x 120

Scenario 2 - NH-D15(bottom to top)
Front intake: 2x 200mm
Rear exhaust: 1x 120mm
Top exhaust: 2x 120mm or 2x 140mm

I could go on, but I'll stop there for now.
 

Grayy_

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H500P Mesh here.
If you're not adding to the 3x preinstalled fans, then the D15 should be front-to back.

If you are adding fans, I'd say experiment a little.
Scenario 1 - NH-D15(front to back)
Front intake: 2x 200mm
Rear exhaust: 1x 120mm
Top exhaust: 2x 120mm, 1x 140mm, or 1x 140 and 1x 120

Scenario 2 - NH-D15(bottom to top)
Front intake: 2x 200mm
Rear exhaust: 1x 120mm
Top exhaust: 2x 120mm or 2x 140mm

I could go on, but I'll stop there for now.
Wont be adding any fans as of now. so will go front to back! cheeers
 
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Grayy_

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Feb 22, 2015
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H500P Mesh here.
If you're not adding to the 3x preinstalled fans, then the D15 should be front-to back.

If you are adding fans, I'd say experiment a little.
Scenario 1 - NH-D15(front to back)
Front intake: 2x 200mm
Rear exhaust: 1x 120mm
Top exhaust: 2x 120mm, 1x 140mm, or 1x 140 and 1x 120

Scenario 2 - NH-D15(bottom to top)
Front intake: 2x 200mm
Rear exhaust: 1x 120mm
Top exhaust: 2x 120mm or 2x 140mm

I could go on, but I'll stop there for now.
Im going to be building soon, how do I know if its going back front to back? lol
 

Phaaze88

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Im going to be building soon, how do I know if its going back front to back? lol
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The case fans are preinstalled as such:
2x 200mm front intake
1x 120mm rear exhaust

Mounting the D15 vertically won't be as efficient without some top exhaust fans - also, you'd have to move the gpu to the 2nd PCIE slot, or you'll have to remove the front fan to make it fit.
 

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