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Old 07-12-2009, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i seached it but cant find it. on a fan, does the fain blow to the side with the cross supports? or away from it
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Normaly you want your fans to blow in from the front and out of the back. Keeping in mind that you will want to remember that hot air does rise too

Keep in mind, your 2 big sorces of hot air in your PC are CPU and Video Card.
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Umm, I think its sticker is the front.
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i meant like on the fan itself, yea patron answered. i think sticker is side with cross support
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Stick your finger in the fan and find out. If it does not hurt that much, then that is the side that is blowing out air. It's it hurts alot or slices your finger off, then that is the side that is that sucking air in.

On a serious note, if you look closely at the fan, you should have some sort of arrow indicating fan direction and air flow direction. The cooler master fans that i use have this.
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If I am ever confused by a fans direction i get a piece of paper or tissue. If it gets sucked in that is the intake side. and vice versa.
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If I am ever confused by a fans direction i get a piece of paper or tissue. If it gets sucked in that is the intake side. and vice versa.
But where is the fun and amputated body parts in that method? :P
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Very true. I would find a Zombie to properly test the fans.
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Very true. I would find a Zombie to properly test the fans.
Or someone you're just not too fond of :P
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There's an embossed arrow on the side.. the open side of the fan blade is the exhaust side.
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