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Case fans, intake or outtake/exhuast?


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#1 Jayson201

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:21 PM

So I've been thinking about a build I EVENTUALLY want to start. I'm definitely going to want an extra case fan, but I'm highly confused as to what determines the direction of the fan. Do you simply mount it the opposite direction, or is it more complicated than that? It's been attacking my mind for half an hour now, and I'd like to think about more productive things. Thanks :D

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:03 PM

The direction the fan is mounted, will determine if it's an intake, or exhaust fan.
Blowing outside air into the case = intake
Blowing inside air out of the case = exhaust

Usually, bottom and front mounted fans are set up as intake, while back and top mounted fans are set up as exhaust.
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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:13 PM

Thank you soo much XD I knew it was as simple as that, but I'm kinda OCD'ish over KNOWING instead of THINKING, which is why the internet is my favorite place to be.
Thanks again for the help ;)

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:40 PM

You're quite welcome, Jayson.
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