Question Radiator fan orientation question

May 28, 2022
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So before i begin, this is my build:

Case; LianLi Mesh II
Radiator: White Corsair AiO with 2 fans as intake ( Pulling air through the rad into the case.)
RAM: 4 x 8 Basallisk DDR4 RAm
GPU: MSI 3060 TI 32gb vram (just a guess I can't find it XD)
Processor: 3900x
Power: EVGA 850 or 1200W

So my question is this. I have 3 frontal fans that are pulling air in and one Arctic Air fan in the back as exhaust. So would you rather me have the Rad fans as intake or outtake? I've had them as intake for a while now, but would that be hurting my pc?
 

GoofyOne

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If you want to find out details of your video card (gpu) you can use a utility program called GPU-Z, some info about it here: GPU-Z Utility

It sounds like you have the radiator mounted on top? You already have 3 fans pulling air in, it would make sense to have the radiator fans helping to extract the warm air. Of course that is just my opionion.


{GoofyOne's 2c worth .... which may or may not be actually worth 2c}
 

Phaaze88

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It's still up to you.

Look at:
-what you use your hardware for regularly.
-how much power the 2 biggest power users(cpu & gpu) use in daily tasks. You can use HWINFO to monitor power use.
-the type of cooler on those 2 components and how it functions.
With that info, you should know whether radiator position makes a practical difference in your PC or not.
 

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