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How should I set up my case fans with a H110 rad on the side?

By childofthetao
Dec 31, 2013
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  1. Hi, I have a Corsair 550D and was going to get a h100i because I didn't realize I could put the H110 radiator on the side panel and have it exhausting air.

    So let's say that's what I do, I have the H110 rad on the side panel exhausting air. That leaves me with the rear fan, the two top fans, the two front fans and the bottom fan. What configuration would give the best cooling with the H110 rad on the side exhausting air?

    Thanks
  2. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,181   +512

    Well, mounting it on the side is an interesting choice but could work just fine. You have to remember though, hot air rises so you must keep that in mind when building your system.

    If I was doing this, here is what I would do:

    Front Fans Intake
    Bottom fans Intake
    Rear Fan Intake
    Top fans Exhaust
    Radiator Exhaust

    That will keep a steady flow of cool air over your components. That in my opinion will be the best setup.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,825   +1,436

    Most definitely make sure your radiator is setup as exhaust. No one wants heat from the radiator in their case.


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