My current setup looks like the following:
- Rear fan <—– Heatsink Fan <—– Heatsink
- Case: Arc Midi R2
- Heatsink: Scythe Ashura with stock fan
I've placed the fan so it sucks the air out of the heatsink and blows it towards the rear fan. However, on several review sites, I've seen the fan face the opposite direction (and quite a lot of googled images):
The fan in the second image (same heatsink, same fan) blows towards the front of the case,
so it goes:
Heatsink —–> Heatsink Fan —–> Front of case
Why is that so? From what I have read about the airflow, the goal is to redirect air towards the rear and the top. So why don't I simply direct it towards the rear fan instead of pushing it back to the front?
If I place my fan like this, will it improve airflow?