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Assembled everything yesterday @ idle CPU is 28c ambient were 24-25c so not bad so far.

I plan on moving the rear exhaust to the front drive bays should I block the rear grille?

What about side intake? I have room for 2 120s or one large 200 .

This is what I'm working with I know I need to work on cable management today.

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Assembled everything yesterday @ idle CPU is 28c ambient were 24-25c so not bad so far.
I plan on moving the rear exhaust to the front drive bays should I block the rear grille?
What about side intake? I have room for 2 120s or one large 200 .
This is what I'm working with I know I need to work on cable management today.
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We need more information to help you out. wink.gif What case and components do you have? How many fans? Got any pics you can post? Also you can use the links in my sig to update yours with your system info. It will help other on OCN answer you questions/ thumb.gif

Here's a couple shots of the Phanteks itself and running in my case. biggrin.gif
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Hello guys...
i will be upgrading my case from cm elite 430 to corsair 400r/500r (still can't decide)..
i wanna ask..what is the best recommended FAN position for my new case 400/500r...
i need enough air flow because gonna put 2 gtx 460 inside and 4.8ghz 2700K with hyper 212+..
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Hello guys...
i will be upgrading my case from cm elite 430 to corsair 400r/500r (still can't decide)..
i wanna ask..what is the best recommended FAN position for my new case 400/500r...
i need enough air flow because gonna put 2 gtx 460 inside and 4.8ghz 2700K with hyper 212+..

I'd say the 500R. You can use a number of fan configs on the side panel, two top fans, two front intake, fan mounts on the rear of both HDD cages, etc. You have the most options with this case. thumb.gif

For fan config here's what I would do:

Two front intake
One top intake in the front position with rear position blocked off
Remove rear fan, cut out rear mesh and use that fan on the back of the top HDD cage
If you only have a couple HDD keep them in the bottom so more air can flow through the top cage
Side 200mm should be fine

You should see how two top intakes effects temps as well. That Hyper 212+ can only do so much. A couple intake 120's or 140's on the side may be better for GPU temps. The stock 200mm may be just fine though. wink.gif
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I'd say the 500R. You can use a number of fan configs on the side panel, two top fans, two front intake, fan mounts on the rear of both HDD cages, etc. You have the most options with this case. thumb.gif
so in that case..
will be 2 front intake,
1x 200mm side intake
2x 140mm top intake
1x 140mm rear exhaust is alright..??
or this set up put too much air inside...
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Sounds good to me. If you have a way to remove the rear mesh that would be even better. Don't forget you can mount fans on the other side of the HDD cages like so...

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For the top fans, I would think one in the front slot and the back slot blocked off would be best if you have a good fan on your heatsink. You might still try both fans up top to see if it works best.
As for the front fan, it depends on how much GPU cooling you need and how many 3.5" and 5.25" drives you have. I would suggest a fan in your 5.25" drive bay that you can mount with styrofoam and wedge it in there or use velcro strips. A 140mm takes up four slots, but you might get it to fit if you're lucky. A 120 will fit in 3 slots, so if you don't have any drives it can work.
As for the bottom of the front, if you only have one or two drives keep them in the bottom drive bay. That way you can put a single 140 in the upper spot and it should be unobstructed all the way to your GPUs. The key point of 140mm fans is that they can run at a lower RPM and still push the same amount of air as smaller fans. The drawback to that is that they lose some static pressure because of the slower speed, so comparative cfm doesn't necessarily mean better temps with rads or obstructions like drive bays.

Well I will only have a 2tb HDD and a 120gb SSD in the bottom racks and i planon taking the middle rack out, the part in red, to provide more airflow. I will prolly go with 2 120mm in the front that push a lot of hair and 2 140mm on top top hooked to CPU mobo fan connection using a PWM splitter
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or leave the middle cage in and put a 120mm on it which it has an option to do so, you can even angle it thumb.gif
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Sounds good to me. If you have a way to remove the rear mesh that would be even better. Don't forget you can mount fans on the other side of the HDD cages like so...
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is that OK when there are so many intake fans while only 1 way hot air gonna be taken out that will be on the rear fans..will the hot air getting trapped inside as too much intake and only 1 exhaust available..??
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is that OK when there are so many intake fans while only 1 way hot air gonna be taken out that will be on the rear fans..will the hot air getting trapped inside as too much intake and only 1 exhaust available..??

When going for positive pressure/positive flow you want more intake than exhaust. Air is pushed out from every opening vs being sucked in when you have too much exhaust. The result is less dust and in my experience a cooler, quieter case.

Removing the rear mesh will greatly increase the amount of air that can escape. So much so that you may not even need the rear fan! Several of us in this thread run our systems that way. biggrin.gif The fan has to work hard when pushing through mesh. Also keep in mind air will be pushed out the rear vented slot covers as well. What GPUs are you going to use and how do they exhaust?
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When going for positive pressure/positive flow you want more intake than exhaust. Air is pushed out from every opening vs being sucked in when you have too much exhaust. The result is less dust and in my experience a cooler, quieter case.
Removing the rear mesh will greatly increase the amount of air that can escape. So much so that you may not even need the rear fan! Several of us in this thread run our systems that way. biggrin.gif The fan has to work hard when pushing through mesh. Also keep in mind air will be pushed out the rear vented slot covers as well. What GPUs are you going to use and how do they exhaust?

So the exhaust would be on the rear fan position and the gpu it self right..??
the only think that problem right know is one of my gtx 460 is the msi cyclone version which it cooler dissipated heat inside the case not like my other gtx 460 which the reference design that exhaust hot air out..

i think on put the reference gtx 460 on top and msi on below..
then all the heat come from the msi card will be suck out by the reference gtx 460..
will this method helpful in managing hot air out..??
this how my gtx 460 look..

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