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dillinja666

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on cpu coolers, do you have the fan push the air into the heat sink or pull it through it. im useing the xigmatek dark knight cooler. sorry for the stupid question lol
 

Bobnova

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Pumps (including fans) are always better at pushing then pulling.
Hence, it should push, unless there is a good reason otherwise.

Not a dumb question at all, IMO.
 
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dillinja666

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ok, thanks! thats the way i had it..but then i started thinking about it, confused myself and then got into an arguement in my head...
 

Bobnova

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You can always try it the other way and see what the temps are like, you won't hurt anything.
 

the_cultie

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Push is generally better but as Bobnova try a pull setup and see what happens. You could always get a second fan and have a push/pull configuration. Is some cases this can work better than either Push or Pull.
 

deadlysyn

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Push is generally better but as Bobnova try a pull setup and see what happens. You could always get a second fan and have a push/pull configuration. Is some cases this can work better than either Push or Pull.

On a CPU cooler, in most cases, the push/pull setup will help get the best performance out of most tower style coolers. The coolers that I know of for sure that have shown a large benefit from push/pull are the TRU120, TRUE, and the Megahalems.

Also, the only stupid question is the one that goes unasked. Even if you think it might be stupid, feel free to post up and ask. You will find that we are a friendly bunch, and are more willing to answer your questions than you may think.