Tony Koryban Mail Bag Archives: Which is a better fan thermal management strategy? Push air into your chassis or pull it out?

Our readers know of Tony Koryban. He always has an interesting take or two on thermal engineering and on the topic of fans in thermal management he’s not silent. Tony received this question in his mailbag on fan use and it’s an age old question:

Dear Tony,

Which is better, mounting a fan at the inlet of my chassis so it pushes the air in, or at the outlet, so it draws the air out?

Hobson
from Quandary, Minnesota

What’s your guess? Or what’s your standard practice? Let’s give Tony a chance to answer by clicking to his answer at this link here: Tony Koryban Mailbag Archives

…. and don’t forget, you can see Tony in person, at Cooling Zone 2010

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