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4 Case Fans - 2 Top - 2 Side - How to Configure Them?

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2 140mm at the top of the case (on the roof)
2 120mm side panel case fans.

Which should be intake and which should be exhaust?
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side panel intake.

top side exhaust.
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Thank you.
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I disagree. I put all my fans as intake, except the rear fan. People think top exhaust because "hot air rises" but actually, hot air goes where you push it. By filling your case with cool air you build up good pressure which is then pushed out the back.

This is what works best for me

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I disagree. I put all my fans as intake, except the rear fan. People think top exhaust because "hot air rises" but actually, hot air goes where you push it. By filling your case with cool air you build up good pressure which is then pushed out the back.

This is what works best for me

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I second this. When I switched my top fans from exhaust to intake, it dropped my CPU temp by 5C. Really and truly though, just try both setups and see which works best. How hard is it to just turn the fans around?
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