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Old 04-29-2008, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which direction should the fan blow?

Which direction should a fan on the side of a case blow?
In or out?
I have a 900 if that matters.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Which direction should the fan blow?

Most side fans should be intake.
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Thanks, that's what I was thinking. Should I try to get equal air in and out?
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Default Re: Which direction should the fan blow?

That would be ideal. And that's usually what I do. If I have two fans going in, I make sure there are two fans pushing out.
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Heat rises so you also want your top case fans blowing out (exhausting) through the top.
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