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I have an NZXT gamma case with 2-140mm fans at the top sucking air out, 1-120mm fan on the back sucking air out, 1-120mm fan on the front bringing air in, 1-120mm fan on the side bringing air in.

(I still don't know if the thermaltake frio will fit with those 2-140mm fans at the top...) But if it does fit with those in... Should I have the 140mm fan closest to the front of the case pulling air in, so the Frio will have that air? I Want to mount the Frio sucking air from the front, blowing to the back. Not sucking from the bottom blowing to the top, because my 480gtx runs rull hot, lol.

If you have ANY suggestions, please feel free to lemme know! This was my old cpu cooler that i'm removing. It worked great! until I got the 480 gtx cuz it pulls that hot air from the card.

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Have you tried it out in both ways? Based off your sig rig, you already have it so why not just try it?
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Not my current rig, but it is an NZXT Beta Evo. You can see that the front top 140mm is set to intake, while the rear top 140mm fan position is blocked.

Use that 140mm fan you just freed from the top of your case. Put it on your side panel: it uses most of the 120mm window, where a 120mm fan wastes a lot:

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Not my current rig, but it is an NZXT Beta Evo. You can see that the front top 140mm is set to intake, while the rear top 140mm fan position is blocked.

Use that 140mm fan you just freed from the top of your case. Put it on your side panel: it uses most of the 120mm window, where a 120mm fan wastes a lot:

THX! I'm gonna use some of the suggestions you made with a little modding of my own

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edit: I've removed the hard drive bay at the bottom so more air could be pulled from the front. Almost everything else I have the same. WORKS GREAT!!
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If I may ask why use the top fan to get more air in? I mean hot air goes up naturally. I'm no expert but I would automaticly use the rear and top fans to get the hot air out and the front, lower and side fans to get air in. I'm interested in knowing why you used the top one to add air.
 
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