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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I put in a front mounted radiator and using the fans on it for intake.

 

As of now I have it as case | radiator | fans

 

or should it be:

 

case | fans | radiator

 

Thanks!

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So having had the same question and doing tons of research on it previously, what I learned was best practice is case | radiator | fans but in the end you'll only see a couple degrees of a difference if any. 

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You want it like this:

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Spaceman_Wil said:

So having had the same question and doing tons of research on it previously, what I learned was best practice is case | radiator | fans but in the end you'll only see a couple degrees of a difference if any. 

Awesome, thank you!

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Case, radiator, fans.  For 1 simple reason.  The fans intake from the front, so any dust gets stuck on the other side of the radiator so all you have to do to clean it is take off the front panel and dust it.  If it's Case, Fans, Rad, you'll have to remove the fans to get to the dust trapped between the fan and rad.


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16 hours ago, Samfisher said:

Case, radiator, fans.  For 1 simple reason.  The fans intake from the front, so any dust gets stuck on the other side of the radiator so all you have to do to clean it is take off the front panel and dust it.  If it's Case, Fans, Rad, you'll have to remove the fans to get to the dust trapped between the fan and rad.

Also. When using setup 1. The radiator is acting as a shroud, allowing the fans to get more air for intake. Overall improving airflow to the case.


CPU: Intel i7 9700K@5.3GHz SC/DC, 5.1GHz QC, 5.0Ghz All core, AVX offset 0| Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero | RAM: Patriot Viper Steel 2x8gb@3600Mhz 14-14-14-29, 1N, 1.45V| 

PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750 G3 | Mon: Samsung C27HG70 27" 144Hz Freesync - G-Sync compatible(ish) | GPU: EVGA 1080ti SC Black Edition w/ G12 bracket | Sound: Odac + Fiio E09K | 

Case: Fractal Design R6 TG Blackout | Storage: Corsair MP510 960gb | Cooling: CPU: Kraken X62 - GPU: Kraken X42 - both with Noctua NF-A14's |

Ryzen rig for LAN/Backup

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