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    Where should I place my fans??

    So I got this new case and I also bought 2x120mm 130cfm fans. I have the 3x140mm fans it came with as well, but they maybe push 30-40cfm at best which isn't that great. I also have 2x120mm 110cfm fans that are currently on my H50. There is one of the three 140mm fans in the door (not pictured)

    Now here is a photo of where fans are currently in my case (complete with half ass descriptions on the photo).
    I think the case gets a bit hot considering how much air is being pushed through the case, so any help would be awesome! (bit hot to me is 40C)


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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    IMHO, the one on the bottom is messing everything up and should be on the top next to its brethren.

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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    Would it be ok to put the h50 on top and have one of the 130cfm fans behind it pushing the air out?

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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    Maybe could leave the H50 where it is at, and then take that exhaust off the radiator and channel that through the nearest fan on top. That way the rad is intaking cold air and send the exhaust out of the case instead of inside the case.

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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    Quote Originally posted by red_dog007 View Post
    Maybe could leave the H50 where it is at, and then take that exhaust off the radiator and channel that through the nearest fan on top. That way the rad is intaking cold air and send the exhaust out of the case instead of inside the case.
    I'm not totally sure if we are on the same page here. I had the H50 in push/pull and it's pushing hot air out of the case. The top fan is also pushing out hot air.
    For instance:

    Last edited by FoodStampz; May 6, 2012 at 00:26.

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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    Im just giving you an idea of what you could do. pull/push H50 and then tunnel the exhaust straight into a top exhaust fan. That way the H50 gets colder air, and the hot air does not go into the case.

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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    Quote Originally posted by red_dog007 View Post
    Im just giving you an idea of what you could do. pull/push H50 and then tunnel the exhaust straight into a top exhaust fan. That way the H50 gets colder air, and the hot air does not go into the case.
    So are you suggesting that I bring air in from the back and push it out the top?

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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    Quote Originally posted by FoodStampz View Post
    So I got this new case and I also bought 2x120mm 130cfm fans. I have the 3x140mm fans it came with as well, but they maybe push 30-40cfm at best which isn't that great. I also have 2x120mm 110cfm fans that are currently on my H50. There is one of the three 140mm fans in the door (not pictured)

    Now here is a photo of where fans are currently in my case (complete with half ass descriptions on the photo).
    I think the case gets a bit hot considering how much air is being pushed through the case, so any help would be awesome! (bit hot to me is 40C)

    Remove that fan on the bottom of the case. It sounds like you're creating some sort of dead spot. (Possibly not the correct word to use here....how about ball of warm air? )

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    Re: Where should I place my fans??

    Remove the fan at the bottom and "ghetto rig" a fan where the black block is in the picture, then your forcing air across the graphics card and across the board, it should fit with a little bit of foam packing etc that will keep it snug and tight and reduce vibration etc.



    If you wanted to be really @nal about it you could have a piece of ducting from the front fan to it, thereby increasing the flow of cold air to it.

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