Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by douglatins, Apr 18, 2009.
Since the 295 blows some hot air inside the case and in the direction of the fan i was wondering
Side should always be intake IMHO.
You can try it, log more than just GTX295 temps, do CPU and MB temps also for comparison. I'd say you'd be better off as intake as it will provided airflow to the NB/memory/sb area also along with cooling the top of the card which has a lot of heatsink there. I noticed a temp decrease adding the side fan to my 900 with my GTX260, but when I decided to use a 120x35mm Scythe Ultra Kaze on my Xig S1283 I had to ditch the side-fan to fit the side panel back on lol.
I just thought because it would have a conflicting flow
Well you don't need a hi-cfm side panel fan, that would cause some conflict in flow, but at the end of the day in that case with all the primary intake and exhaust fans all the sidefan will truly do is provide more air movement in areas I described in my first post, which can be helpful while overclocking and cooling things down. That sidepanel has a filter on it right? That shows antec's intentions of airflow direction, many cases these days use the side panel as the primary intake as it will disperse heat more since it's blowing right at the face of the MB, that causes a lot more air movement around hot spots than fans in the front can.
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