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Intake/outtake?

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I have the NZXT h500 with two exhaust fans on the back. Soon I will be getting the NZXT Kraken x62 which also has outtake fans on the front. I'm just really confused about what fans are meant to take air in and which expel it. Which way do the fans go?

 

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Air in front, out back is the basic config for most.

 

Set the Kraken as intake fans on the front if you can.

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The basic positive pressure setup is intake in front, and expel out the back.

To get positive pressure, you need more fans sucking in than blowing out, and then put filters on the intakes. the filters block most of the dust, and the positive pressure means air is forced out through nooks and crannys that arent filtered

 

it doesnt really matter whether your rad is an intake or exhaust, the air flow matters more than the slight temp change in the air from the rad. Most cases have the most room to mount a rad on the front or top, so pick whichever works, just make sure you have more intake fans than exhaust. 

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Thanks. I'll put it on the front. Was just a bit confused about pulling hot air in from the rad into the case but as you said, that doesn't matter.

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18 hours ago, techaddict_12 said:

Thanks. I'll put it on the front. Was just a bit confused about pulling hot air in from the rad into the case but as you said, that doesn't matter.

Your GPU will have slightly higher temps, but nothing to be worried about.

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