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mr.ducnguyen1806
  • 39 months ago

I have Fractal Design Define Nano S case. My current fan setup is exhaust fan on the rear, liquid cooling (Corsair H100i v2) intake on the front. I have GTX 1080 Founder's Edition so I have a question should I install a bottom fan as an intake?

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would personally have an exhaust fan at the top. Heat rises, might as well make it easier for heat to escape. The coldest air is at the bottom, so definitely install fans at the bottom for intake.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I leave the exhaust fan on the rear or put it on the top? Also if I put the bottom fan as intake is it ok if it goes directly to the GPU? Oh and also should I go with pull or push configuration for my cooler?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Simple laws of thermodynamics states that heat rises. So, to make it a little easier for heat to escape, I would put the exhaust fan on top. And if it's on the bottom, it should be fine, so long as there's room for air to move around the GPU. As far as your water cooler goes I am not entirely sure. Some say it doesn't matter, others say go for push. A lot say try to go with Push/pull if you can. I would personally go with pull if I couldn't Push/pull, in the end it may not even matter.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. Is it ok if I just leave those fans and just add one on top and bottom? Will it affect anything?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's best to achieve positive airflow for maximum cooling capability. If it were me, I would do this configuration:

Front: 1 fan, intake Top, 1 fan, exhaust Back, none Bottom, 1 fan intake

Since you have more intake than exhaust, you are achieving positive air flow. Negative airflow is bad because it can allow more dust to get into your PC. Static airflow is okay.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. Thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yea if I put the fan on the botton as an intake should I raise my PC for like 30-40mm using a stand? (My PC is on my table)

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