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I know there are some threads about this already but I wanted to see if anyone had experience with my case in particular. I have a CoolerMaster HAF-X and H70 and I was wondering if I should do intake or exhaust on the rear 120mm fan port. I feel like there is plenty of exhaust from the top 2 200mm fans so I should be fine doing intake on the back for cooler air to the radiator. I also am putting 2 noctua 120mm fans on the H70 to reduce the noise a bit. Any thoughts are much appreciated.
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easiest way to find out is try it both ways and compare CPU temps.
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Blow OUT!!
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I know there are some threads about this already but I wanted to see if anyone had experience with my case in particular. I have a CoolerMaster HAF-X and H70 and I was wondering if I should do intake or exhaust on the rear 120mm fan port. I feel like there is plenty of exhaust from the top 2 200mm fans so I should be fine doing intake on the back for cooler air to the radiator. I also am putting 2 noctua 120mm fans on the H70 to reduce the noise a bit. Any thoughts are much appreciated.
It should be good intake, but i always do outtake even though its not recommended, it doesn't yeild much lower temps to do intake and the dust is horrendous
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It should be good intake, but i always do outtake even though its not recommended, it doesn't yeild much lower temps to do intake and the dust is horrendous
I feel like the HAF-X is dust prone as well. So a HAF-X and an intake fan? Better clean often.
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I had it set up as an intake when I ran an H50 with modded fans in my HAF-X. The temps were good, and I didn't notice the dust. That being said, I only ran it for about 30 days before I went to a full custom watercoolng setup.

If dust is a concern, you can (maybe even should) invest in a simple dust filter to go on the outside of the case where the fan is attached (or even just use tape or something to tape up a piece of used dryer sheet material to catch dust)
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There will be almost no difference in temps.
I went exhaust after seeing all the dust it brought in, but if you really want intake then I suggest the same go with a filter.
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thanks for your help guys I think I might go exhaust, I want my computer clean
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I feel like the HAF-X is dust prone as well. So a HAF-X and an intake fan? Better clean often.
Well, its called HAF for a reason (High Air Flow), it does get a LOT of dust, but i use mine as out-take and it doesn't get clogged up that much. and it stays relitivly cool, for an i7 that is, not sure about anything else.

NOTE: The H70 doesn't get much cooler temps than an H50 in the first place if anyone came here looking for that answer.

i bought an h70 when i had an h50 and i wasn't impressed, atleast over what i was already getting.
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I set it up as intake. ram, HDs, and GPU in the mail, I'll let you know how everything works out when I get it up and running. I figure air will flow in from the front and in from h70 fans and vent out through the 2 200mm fans in the top.
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