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H55 - Should my radiator fan should be blowing out the back?


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According to the Manual http://www.corsair.com/~/media/corsair/download-files/manuals/49-000182_rev_ab_h55_qsg_web.pdf the fan is suggested to be blowing through the radiator and into the Case.

 

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But my case:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353056&ignorebbr=1 has a front intake fan... The result is that the air is coming into the case from both ends.

 

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/ADDMan1010/Z170M%20PLUS%20Computer%20Build/Cooling%20Question_zps3blrfuq5.jpg

 

Maybe this is ok since my power supply is above the radiator, and is probably sucking up and blowing out the back. But it seems wrong to me since with my case I got to replace the existing exhaust fan with the radiator. I've been wondering if maybe my radiator fan should be blowing out the back?

 

Another issue is the manual says that there is more detailed information at corsair.com/H55 If there ever was, that link is dead! I mention this because maybe if there was a more detailed manual available I may not of had to create this post or try to contact product support.

 

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/ADDMan1010/Z170M%20PLUS%20Computer%20Build/Dead%20Link%2001_zpsgnahpqhz.png

 

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/ADDMan1010/Z170M%20PLUS%20Computer%20Build/Dead%20Link%2002_zpstugl9ybr.png

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For your configuration, you want the H55 fan to exhaust air out the back. Right now you have no exhaust. That never works. That silly disclaimer about using exterior 'cool air' causes a lot grief. Generally, the differences are small and situational. A 2-3C difference in CPU temp is a poor trade for a +5-10C difference in ambient case temps, which is what happens when you dump a lot of exhaust heat into the case from the radiator. In this situation, you would also dump some of the heat into your PSU. It has enough heat of its own.

 

Specifically for you, with no current discrete GPU, you are not going to have a lot waste heat originating in the case. This is normally something to consider when using a single frame cooler in the rear exhaust, but you can do this with virtually no penalty. This is definitely the way to go. Keep in mind, since the H55 is now your rear exhaust port, you may need to consider a fan speed with more than CPU temperature in mind. If the case ambient temperatures are higher than you like, you will need more fan speed on the cooler to exhaust the air. This probably will not be a concern, but just something to be aware of.

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For your configuration, you want the H55 fan to exhaust air out the back. Right now you have no exhaust. That never works. That silly disclaimer about using exterior 'cool air' causes a lot grief. Generally, the differences are small and situational. A 2-3C difference in CPU temp is a poor trade for a +5-10C difference in ambient case temps, which is what happens when you dump a lot of exhaust heat into the case from the radiator. In this situation, you would also dump some of the heat into your PSU. It has enough heat of its own.

 

Specifically for you, with no current discrete GPU, you are not going to have a lot waste heat originating in the case. This is normally something to consider when using a single frame cooler in the rear exhaust, but you can do this with virtually no penalty. This is definitely the way to go. Keep in mind, since the H55 is now your rear exhaust port, you may need to consider a fan speed with more than CPU temperature in mind. If the case ambient temperatures are higher than you like, you will need more fan speed on the cooler to exhaust the air. This probably will not be a concern, but just something to be aware of.

 

Ok I changed the fan. It's blowing out now. Is the pump in the picture mounted ok? The instructions show the words on the pump horizontal. Mine ended up on an angle. It seems like it should be that way so that the water hoses aren't too bent down and putting extra pressure on the fittings to the radiator and the pump. But I don't understand how these pumps work.

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It really doesn't matter how you position the hoses and you can tinker with logo as you see fit. I can't quite see the ends, but I assume those are the same fittings as the H90/H110 models. They are durable and I have shaped the hoses on my H110 repeatedly for 2 years without retaliation.
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