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Old 01-10-2009, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Fan direction on a ThrermalTake rad

I'll be getting to installing a rad on my 8800, with 2 90mm Tricools.

My plan is to hook 1 at full speed to the card, and the other on low to the MB fan plug.

Would both fans blow onto the card, or would a blow suck combo?

My case i'll be setting up sucks, but will have a 90mm side panel blowing onto it. 1 badly front fan,. and another back side.

Any thoughts would be nice.
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Default Re: Fan direction on a ThrermalTake rad

Wouldn't the term be heatsink? A radiator is generally used for watercooling setups?

Anyways... I'd personally say push the air onto the card... unless you'll have direct forms of intake which will push air onto the card from directions perpendicular to the heatsink's fans.

I dunno though... I never use aftermarket GPU cooling
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Oh.. Rad is the model name.....
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Default Re: Fan direction on a ThrermalTake rad

I would put the side intake to exhaust and then have the fans suck air off the heatsink.
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I was gonna say

"Thermaltake Rad"

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Default Re: Fan direction on a ThrermalTake rad

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No prob....

The thing is sweet... My 8800gt is folding at 60C, with fans barely on
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I'd probably have the fans blowing toward the card.
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wHO KNOws yet... I don't have case side on yet, so plenty of time to decide..
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Then try it both ways and post back with temp results thats one sexy vga heatsink.
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