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I just got a 2600K with a Z77 ASRock Extreme 4 and I have a Rosewill Ranger Case. So I just wanted to ask what the best way would be to run the fans ?
Current Idle temps:
CPU - 37 C
MB - 34 C
GPU - 47 C
HDD - 30 C

Assuming you only have stock fans, I would leave your front fan in place, and move your rear exhaust to intake in your 5.25" drive bay. Then make sure your top 140mm fan is in the front slot and intaking, and block off the top back slot. If you're willing to spend more on fans, you could add some side panel fans and mid-case fans as well.

A few other things to note, what heatsink are you using? And idle temps mean almost nothing. The only time they might be important is in comparison to your load temps. To get load temps of CPU run something like Prime95 or Intel Burn Test. To get load temps of GPU run Furmark or OCCT.
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LIES!!! your PSU and GPU fans are exhaust tongue.gif

My PSU fan is facing the bottom of my case pulling air in. So only one exhaust on the GPU for me. thumb.gif Wait, what about the mid-case fan I'll be installing this weekend? What is that considered? tongue.gif
 

The fan on a psu is an intake fan -- for the psu. As long as it's facing the outside, it is not pulling air from the inside of the case, and is thus not exhausting it.

 

He's got you with your gpu fan, at least part of it. The rest goes everywhere.

 

On my case, the intake fan is an intake.

 

 

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I just got a 2600K with a Z77 ASRock Extreme 4 and I have a Rosewill Ranger Case. So I just wanted to ask what the best way would be to run the fans ?
Current Idle temps:
CPU - 37 C
MB - 34 C
GPU - 47 C
HDD - 30 C

Assuming you only have stock fans, I would leave your front fan in place, and move your rear exhaust to intake in your 5.25" drive bay. Then make sure your top 140mm fan is in the front slot and intaking, and block off the top back slot. If you're willing to spend more on fans, you could add some side panel fans and mid-case fans as well.

A few other things to note, what heatsink are you using? And idle temps mean almost nothing. The only time they might be important is in comparison to your load temps. To get load temps of CPU run something like Prime95 or Intel Burn Test. To get load temps of GPU run Furmark or OCCT.

 

Good advice.

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So what would my mid-case fan be considered? Inside push? tongue.gif
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I just got it set up so everything is still stock but it seems like its running hot for idle. I have replaced all the fans that came with it with Kingwin CF-012LB 120mm, I have like 10 more of them so I want the best cooling for a nice OC on my 2600K. There is room for 2 120mm on the side and 2 120mm on the top one in front and one in back. I have a Hyper 212+ cooler, My room temp is 76 F and I have fans setup like this picture right now >
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I just got it set up so everything is still stock but it seems like its running hot for idle. I have replaced all the fans that came with it with Kingwin CF-012LB 120mm, I have like 10 more of them so I want the best cooling for a nice OC on my 2600K. There is room for 2 120mm on the side and 2 120mm on the top one in front and one in back. I have a Hyper 212+ cooler, My room temp is 76 F and I have fans setup like this picture right now >

37C with an active heatsink is a touch high if you have low ambients. If you're in a 28C room, you're doing pretty well. But again, load temps are more important. I already gave my recommendation about case fans.
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Good advice.

This always gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.
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Move top fan to front intake, block off rear top fan slot, add two side intakes and add a second pull fan to your 212+ or replace it with a real CPU cooler. thumb.gif
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Prime95 temps are 60 and thanks guys I am going to do another fan on my 212 and do what you said.
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Ah. Remember, you're talking to a bunch of positive flow folks here. All of our fans are intake. We don't use top fans for exhaust.

My top fan is an intake. I've read about your idea with positive pressure which I've adopted. I just wanted to block off the rear top vent so the front one is a more concentrated intake.
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Hi guys, great thread, read all 28 pages and its full of good advice. I love reading the way you work ehume (+others) , you guys show that all the little things added up end up making a big difference. I changed my 690II to follow your principles and am just wondering if there is anything else you would advise. I am waiting for my nibblers to come to take out the rear fan grill. Already I've got the same temps as I did before with everything set to be negative pressure, but only at around 1000rpm instead of 2000. Thanks a lot.

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Looks good and glad to hear it worked out so well for you! thumb.gif Only thing you can do now is beef up your CPU heatsink to something with more heatpipes. That's only if you're having trouble hitting the OC/temps you're after. Love that wall of intake fans up front. thumb.gif
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