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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Also if your CPU fan is in pull, you basically end up with your case's rear exhaust and CPU fan right next to each other (which isn't achieving much).
    I don't even know if my fan is pushing or pulling. How do i know?

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    Your fan should come with some arrows on it, pointing towards the fan is directing the air (so to speak).
    If those arrows point towards the heatsink you are pushing, otherway around is pulling. Or so i assume

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    I guess i need to open it up for a second time and reinstall it again then -_-

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    ...arrows indication the fan direction? Pfffft no need lol.

    Here is the easiest way to remember it.

    The "smooth and clean" side of the fan is where air gets pulled in from (intake):
    http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/imag...er-350x350.gif

    The "framed and wired" side of the fan is where air gets pushed out from (exhaust):
    http://www.cooltechpc.com/ctpc/images/tricool.jpg

    So you can either have the fan "pushing" air onto the heatsink (like the image I showed earlier, the ideal setup) or you can have the fan "pulling" air through the heatsink.

    With 2 fans you can have a "push/pull" setup like this:
    http://i4memory.com/reviewimages/mot...8_T3EH8_12.jpg
    Last edited by Xuvial; 2012-09-03 at 04:05 PM.

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    That's a horribly busy motherboard you've found there, Xuvial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    That's a horribly busy motherboard you've found there, Xuvial...
    Haha yeah I realized it looks so chunky with all that heatsinking and filled RAM slots.

    But who cares, motherfucking 3000rpm ultra kazes! 38mm thick and loud enough to wake up everyone's mothers.
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    Haha

    So yeah, it was definitely pulling air in then. So it was actually pulling air in, where 5cm next to it the rear exhaust fan was pushing air out of the case. I'm such a genious.

    Fixed it now though.

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    Pull means it was still sending air towards the back, ie, takes it through the heatsink to reach the fan.
    Push is when it takes it from the open and you know, pushes it through the heatsink.

    So if you had it in push, it'd be bad.

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    http://imgur.com/S0fLA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saehon View Post
    http://imgur.com/S0fLA
    http://i.imgur.com/sf42j.jpg
    http://imgur.com/X7VCJ

    Specc:

    CPU: Intel i7-2600k (not overclocked yet)
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb 1600Mhz (black)
    MoBo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 TI Power Edition
    Cooling: Corsair H100
    Case: Corsair 650D with 3 Corsair high Profromance SP120 install (2 on H100, and 1 at the back - 200m at the front)
    HDD1: Intel SSD 330, 60bg
    HDD2: 1TB Normal drive
    PSU: Corsair HX1050 (for future SLI - "may still be overkill" :-P )

    Out side the PC:

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    Fix your cable management! No excuse in a 650D! Plenty of space to tuck em away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    Pull means it was still sending air towards the back, ie, takes it through the heatsink to reach the fan.
    Push is when it takes it from the open and you know, pushes it through the heatsink.

    So if you had it in push, it'd be bad.
    I know. The thing is that the pull fan was facing the rear exhaust fan. Kinda pointless don't you think?

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    Not as bad as it had been pushing at that place. :P

    It feeding the rear-exhaust, doesn't matter much whether pushing or pulling, imho D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by protput View Post
    Fix your cable management! No excuse in a 650D! Plenty of space to tuck em away!

    Nice build
    Aw don't be mean, it's alright he's got most of the stuff tucked away :P
    Cable management is more of a preference thing after you've made sure that nothing is severely blocking airflow.

    @Saehon if you bought your fans individually you should've used an AF120 on your rear exhaust, SP120's are aimed at radiators and AF at case airflow

    But otherwise your fan setup looks freakishly like mine, blue rings and all!


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    Did you try using the white rings? I think they'd look better in your rig. However, if you sleeved your cables you may find red more preferable for both sleeve and rings. :P
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    Are the AF fans much better as case fans than the SP series? What is the real difference, just noise level and air flow or is there some other factor in why AF are better for case fans?

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    LinusTechTips found that they were pretty even as case fans, but the SP fans were hugely better at meeting static pressure demands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Aw don't be mean, it's alright he's got most of the stuff tucked away :P
    Cable management is more of a preference thing after you've made sure that nothing is severely blocking airflow.

    @Saehon if you bought your fans individually you should've used an AF120 on your rear exhaust, SP120's are aimed at radiators and AF at case airflow

    But otherwise your fan setup looks freakishly like mine, blue rings and all!
    about the Cable management, i didnt put my rig together my self, had a friend to do it for me, never done it my self, so i was cheerleader on the side :-D
    i did mention the cable for him, but he could'nt do it better :-(

    i bought the SP120 as Twin package, i did a mistake, buying a AF140, which dont fit in the 650D case

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Did you try using the white rings? I think they'd look better in your rig. However, if you sleeved your cables you may find red more preferable for both sleeve and rings. :P
    Hmm white rings.

    Ok.





    Not bad, I'll stick with 'em.

    As for cable sleeving, not until waaaaaay later when I switch to water (and waaay later as in GTX780).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    LinusTechTips found that they were pretty even as case fans, but the SP fans were hugely better at meeting static pressure demands.
    thats the reason i bought them, i've also heard about them, from LinusTechTips :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Etc
    Looks good.
    What powersupply you got again?

    EDIT: Ah, the Seasonic X-760.
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