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Sketch

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Dec 26, 2000
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Tulsa, OK
I just put my system into a new antec case. I'm running a water cooling setup. I have the radiator in the front of the case with 3-80mm fans blowing out the front and 2-80mm fans sucking air in the back. My temps at load (prime95&3dmark2000 at the same time) are 43C for the cpu and 32C for the case temp both measured with a thermocouple. Cpu temp seems to be the same as before, but the system temp is about 5C-7C higher than before. I wanted the front fans to blow out through the radiator so as not to dump the hotter air in the case, but did I restrict the air flow by doing so? Any tips would be great. I had always ran my radiator outside the case prior to this install. Just want to know if this is normal. Thanks
 
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William

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yeah, it does blow some hotter air in. Could you add a fan or two in another spot of the case. Also, place your radiator before the cpu to have the coolest water going into the block.
 

Thelemac

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Mar 15, 2001
You might consider ducting the radiator fans so that they just suck air from outside the case and spit it back outside. Also, I believe you should have the fans pulling the air through the radiator as opposed to pushing it cause pushing it causes more turbulence.