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What way should I have my fans facing if I have these two RX240 set in the picture below?



right side of the case is the front and the left side of the case is the back

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Move the front rad so it is inside the case no the outside. Put fans on the rads as well so for the front one it air is being pulled in through it and into the case, then the top one air is being pulled through it as well and out of the case.

Bottom fan is intake, rear is exhaust, Hot air rises so go with the flow.
 
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Move the front rad so it is inside the case no the outside. Put fans on the rads as well so for the front one it air is being pulled in through it and into the case, then the top one air is being pulled through it as well and out of the case.

Bottom fan is intake, rear is exhaust, Hot air rises so go with the flow.
well the front rad is going to be inside the case. idk why i didnt draw it that way. I tho having fans on the rad are a given so I didnt draw them either. If I do this set up. I will be using hot air to cool the top rad. wouldnt that be bad? I was thinking of using the rear fan as intake to, to bring in "fresh" air
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well the front rad is going to be inside the case. idk why i didnt draw it that way. I tho having fans on the rad are a given so I didnt draw them either. If I do this set up. I will be using hot air to cool the top rad. wouldnt that be bad? I was thinking of using the rear fan as intake to, to bring in "fresh" air
Are your GPU's to be included in this WC loop? If not, the heat exhausted out the rear of these cards will get sucked into the case by the rear case fan if you orient that as an intake.

If the GPU's are included in the WC loop, it shouldn't be much of an issue as you'll be introducing fresh air from the back and bottom of the case (assuming that is an intake as well) which should help mitigate the warm air that comes from the front mounted rad. It won't be ideal, but it will be much better than if you had the front rad as your only intake.

Play around with your fan configurations to see what yields the best loop temps, a little trial and error never hurts in this scenario
    
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