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Optimal NZXT H440 Airflow w/ 140mm Radiator

BlazinMYST

67 months ago

Hey guys,

I have a build ready to go which I will be starting in a few days. The last question I have (that I am stuck on) is how I should set up my NZXT Kraken X60 radiator in the H440 chassis. Here's what I'm thinking: http://i.imgur.com/kEU2M6g.jpg, but I'm not sure whether or not I should use the radiator fans as intake or exhaust. Is there any performance drop from using warm air (red) vs fresh (blue)? I would much rather use the rad fans to exhaust, as that's what I would do to get maximum airflow.

NOTE: Red arrow in the diagram indicates air from the system. Blue indicates air from outside. (Should be pretty obvious.)

Thank you!

Comments

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Use the top radiator for exhaust and the front for intake and the rear for exhaust.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Will that impact my cooling performance? That's what I would like to do, though - exhaust from radiator.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

common pratise is to exhaust from the top anyway since hot air rises

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