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I just got my system all built and right now I am using stock fans, my next step is to upgrade them. The define has a 140 rear exhaust and a 180 top exhaust, 2x140 and 1x120 front as intakes.

My plans are to buy the following fans for each position.
180: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835220035
140: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608017
120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185060

As this case has been made as a silent case there isn't much airflow currently, and it seems the intake areas are simple slots in the side of the case. I found this image on google.
fractal-design-xl-1.jpg


My question is will this setup be useless because of the lack of available airflow in the front? Would I be better off waiting down the line and switching to water cooling?
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Remove one of the HDD cages and you'll be okay with the stock fans wink.gif
   
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Thank you for the reply, the hard drive cages have been removed on mine and I'm idling at around 40c on both cores. The case temp is fairly high (no sensor) to my hand. I took a break from pc building (about 4 years or so) but I know it's too hot.

EDIT: also the stock fans only include the top 140 in that picture (top to bottom: 120->140->140)

CFM on fans:
180mm = 63.2CFM
140mm = 44.6CFM
Edited by Crim427 - 6/6/11 at 1:34am
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