Question Optimal fan orientation for my case and radiator?

Seamus McGinley

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Hi all,

I want to know the optimal fan orientation in my Aerocool 800 ATX case.

My fan setup is as follows;
1x Corsair 120mm at the top rear (exhaust)
2x Corsair 120mm at the front grill
2x NZXT 120mm fans on my top mounted radiator


Biggest question however is: I’ve a 240mm Kraken x52 Top Mounted Radiator in my build and I want to know what the optimal fan orientation is for that. (Above radiator blowing into case or beneath radiator blowing up out of case)

Thanks to whoever takes time to help me on this I’ll appreciate it very much.

Specs
i7-8700K
RTX2070
32GB DDR4 3200Mhz

Seamus
 
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Phaaze88

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There is no 'best'; there's a minor tradeoff regardless of which you do.
A)Hybrid, front intake: slightly better cpu thermals, slightly worse gpu.
B)Hybrid, top exhaust: slightly worse cpu thermals, slightly better gpu.

Radiator fans: It matters little to the point that you can set it up however you wish... fans set to pull up and out of the chassis may have a slight advantage over push... one you likely won't notice.
Top intake: Don't. That one works best with hybrid, custom liquid, or turbo/blower gpus.
 

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