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How would airflow work in this Gateway E-4100 Case?

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Ok, so I know I already posted a thread here about fans awhile ago, but I didn't really want to revive that thread cause it wasn't the same topic as I'm posting now. I just want to know how I should put my fans in on this case.

Here are some pictures of the case and the side panel:

The Exhaust? I've been googling and it showed in some diagrams, an exhaust or something around those names where air comes in, and it's in the front of the case, so I don't know what it is, so I'm assuming that it's this.



The back of the case, I'm going to be cutting out the part of the panel where the ports fit through and attach the panel that comes with the motherboard that I am going to be purchasing. The fan slot is an 80mm.



The side of the case.



One side of the side panel:



The other side of the side panel:



I was just wondering how I would be able to accomplish airflow through this case for a gaming pc. Please don't tell me to get a new case, because my aunt gave this to me and she would probably be mad if I didn't use her case...

I was thinking of cutting a few slots in the side of the case and throwing a few fans in there, but I read online that it would stop airflow or something.

So basically, I don't know which fans should be "exhaust" and which fans should be the fans that have air entering the case, so if someone could please explain the basics to me, that'd be awesome! Thanks in advance!
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Airflow is generally front to back.

So you could cut out the fan grate from the back for one thing, and take out all the panels from the front of the case, and put another fan in there.
You can also put another fan in the pcieslots if you have any free slots after you put all your stuff in.

Something like this (look in the back of the case)
    
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Airflow is generally front to back.

So you could cut out the fan grate from the back for one thing, and take out all the panels from the front of the case, and put another fan in there.
You can also put another fan in the pcieslots if you have any free slots after you put all your stuff in.

Something like this (look in the back of the case)
Alright. So the fan in the back should be sucking out air? Like blowing it out of the case? And then any fan I put in that front slot should be blowing air into the case?

What would happen if I did add a fan on the side? Would it just stop airflow?
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well the side fan could help as an intake but its not really necessary.
And yes back = suck air out, front = suck air in. that will work just fine.
    
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well the side fan could help as an intake but its not really necessary.
And yes back = suck air out, front = suck air in. that will work just fine.
Alright thanks for the great help!

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No problem
    
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