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Originally Posted by Gareth HalfacreeThe one exception I've found is if you use filters on your fans. Set the case up with negative pressure, and you'll find every little hole in your case gets furry over time. Use positive pressure and the filters catch the muck.
Originally Posted by MaterialThis is of course very true, and for the sake of a few degrees, you may well be better off using positive pressure. It all comes down to what is important to you really.
Originally Posted by maverik-sg1So which is more efficient for cooling a case with positive pressure or a case with a negative pressure?
Also, with all these high end air coolers around (efficient and quiet) the question has to be asked....is water cooling dead?
As we said, were confident these principles will hold true for the majority of you but, as ever, the best thing to do is experiment and see what works for you, your fans and your case. Now, if you dont mind, were off for a well earned beer.
Originally Posted by dunxI just bought an Antec P280 ! And my third GTX 460 started to fry ( even with a fan on a rope aimed at it ! ).
I put the card into my HTPC and it's fine ( 59 C @ 98% load ).
So how large an effect does the orientation of the graphics card make to cooling ?
I am wondering if "raising" the centre card with a PCI-E cable will allow more air to circulate.
Thanks for a great article, I have all six fans as exhaust, leaving air to enter the rear grilles as needed.
P.S. Four NMB 120x38 server rack fans to play with today !
Originally Posted by do_it_anyway...My only problem is that on my Antec 902 with a titan fenrir cooler, fitting a side fan causes it to hit the CPU cooler...
Originally Posted by PingCrosbyEnjoyed that, I'm a fan.
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