- Oct 31, 2017
Most cases on the market have fans in the front of the case to suck air in. But how far can a Corsair HD120mm RGB High static pressure fan suck air into a case, if the fan is not at the front/bottom?
I have a 280 aio with one fan at the back end of the 5.25 bay to suspend it mid-case and I can always feel it pulling fresh air in the front( I covered the bays in steel mesh). but that is due to the drive bay acting as a shroud. without a shroud I'd say keep it within an inch or so and it will still suck in outside air. try it and see.
its much better than most low-mid grade heatsinks. I haven't had any leaks from the three I have/use BUT I did have a really old h60 that got a clog and stopped flowing. so I tore it apart and unclogged it and it still works fine, no leaks.Thanks for the reply but my case is the tower 900 if the fans can't draw up the air I will change it,
BTW you got a AIO are they better than air? also do they leak!
An exhaust fan will draw air from all the openings in the case (relative to how open they are and how unobstructed the air path is from them to the fan) to the fan and out the case. An intake fan will suck air in from where ever it's located and send it out all the openings in the same proportions as the other way around except that there will be a blown area behind it where most of the airs pushed before slowing down and spreading out.
An intake fan in the front bottom and the main outflow opening at the top will generally have a breeze at the bottom in front of the fan itself and air being pushed out the top. Since hot air rises that will generally work to get all the residual heat out of your case and have some level of airflow through the entire volume. If you have specific hot spots you might want additional cooling in that area; this's more likely to be an issue with water cooling and lower total airflow since conventional CPU coolers tend to generate breezes on the mobo to cool the ram/VRMs/etc.
its much better than most low-mid grade heatsinks. I haven't had any leaks from the three I have/use BUT I did have a really old h60 that got a clog and stopped flowing. so I tore it apart and unclogged it and it still works fine, no leaks.
yup h110i gt. its on a firstname.lastname@example.org keeps it ~70c with only 60% fan under a full load.
Yar I'm on the fence about installing one of those watercooling kits. I like the expansion possibilities over an aio.
Currently use a h115 aio and I do find it a bit loud but I haven't tried replacing the stock fans.With that said I like the look of a massive heatsink versus a waterblock. Something very muscle car about it. It's case compatibility that's made me move to an aio. On a side note, it's too bad they didn't make pc heatsinks bigger, your case could easily swallow up a heatsink the size of a newborn baby!