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Case fans always need exhaust way more than intake.
I can't agree with that. Took the top two fans on my K62 and turned them around to intake. Dropped my CPU and mobo temps by ~5C. ehume will also talk about how good his rig with no exhaust fans was (is?).
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post #12 of 15
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Would it work if i had the top-side of the case -> fan->mobo,
and the lower side of the case -> exhaust->gpu,
if i went and bought another? or would that just make no bloody sense? lol
You should try running the front and both sides as intake. This will leave the rear and PSU acting as exhausts. This should give you more intake than exhaust and generally should give you the best temps. Again though each case/fan config is different, so the best thing to do is test it out.
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post #13 of 15
I think intake is more important than exhaust. I know my case is a different design than most but my FT02 has three 180mm intakes and 1 120mm exhaust. I recently removed the 120mm exhaust and saw no change in temperatures. I'm now running 3 intakes only and probably have better internal case temperatures than almost people here...

I think exhaust is only important if the fan is specifically exhausting hot air from a targeted area like the top of a case or directly by a hot component.
    
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post #14 of 15
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Again though each case/fan config is different, so the best thing to do is test it out.
This. Just test it out. Things will change case to case and fan to fan. Not to mention different setups for enclosures/desks or walls blocking exhaust.
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Thanks fellas, found two more 120 mm fans from an old case and ima see if i can macgyver them on somehow, when im rebuilding my sig rig next week, +1 to all for the good advice
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