Originally Posted by spaceballsrules
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i had a setup similar to this in my CM690II with negative results.
everything was intake, including the side door fans, and the exaust was in the rear and PSU.
my temps were HORRID! my CPU overheated causing EXTREMELY annoying BSODs. socket temps were in the high 50C's-low 60C's load and idled at about 52C!
also my already hot XFX card got even hotter and got to the 90C's. do not want.
i was too afraid to fold because my ambient case temp was soooo hot. everything would overheat!
my fan controller started beeping because it got to 120F+ in my case! my motherboard is already a toasty board, and all that extra heat just cant be healthy :/
then i put the two top radiator fans as exhaust and what a difference!
XFX card is at the 80C's now, and CPU loads at around 53C and idles at 42C
from my experiences, having the rad fans as exhaust REALLY helps.
trust me. you dont want to go against physics! heat rises, so help it along by adding exhaust fans at the top.