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Ehume gave you some solid advice.
I use a top down cooler, and personally, I find the top intake too disruptive to my front to back flow, so I use 2 front intakes (one in the 5.25 bays and the regular front position fan) and a mid case fan. I've removed the rear exhaust fan and grill, and the pci slot covers too.
Having a bigger 140mm fan with big cfm helps as a mid case fan, perhaps a top intake wouldn't hurt if you have 4 fans but I currently have 3 at my disposal.
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Don't think twice! tongue.gif
Ehume gave you some solid advice.
I use a top down cooler, and personally, I find the top intake too disruptive to my front to back flow, so I use 2 front intakes (one in the 5.25 bays and the regular front position fan) and a mid case fan. I've removed the rear exhaust fan and grill, and the pci slot covers too.
Having a bigger 140mm fan with big cfm helps as a mid case fan, perhaps a top intake wouldn't hurt if you have 4 fans but I currently have 3 at my disposal.
k thanks ill see what i can do
i just thought that the more fans i can get than the better frown.gif
    
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Thinking...

because of the distance from the roof to the cooler stack is short in distance the roof fan is literally
blowing the good air back into the case. disable roof fan, plug the roof vents and allow the forward
draw of air to reach the cooler stack undisturbed. to be honest, that rear exhaust fan can prolly be
diabled as well, unless it is the same fan as on the cooler stack. if not, disable and remove rear
exhaust fan (and for ultimate help, cut/nibble the fan grill out)

what fans are on the front? they look like CM LED low flow units. put a pair of quite max-cfm fan in
the lower front positions.

remove unused pci slot covers to allow the GPU area to vent rearward not upward.
and disable the side-panel fan after all is done and retest. im thinking the panel fan is diverting
upward more so than straight onto the GPU card. just another thought.

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post #1544 of 2110
Looks like you have a HAF 912 which is what I have also. This is what I have set up:
1 x 200mm front intake
1 x 200mm top intake
1 x 140mm side intake (cut-out the mesh, 140mm Silverstone fan filter mounted outside side of case
1 x 120mm mid-case front-to-back flow
cpu 120mm front-to-back
no exhaust, cut-out the mesh where the fan would be
removed pci slot covers
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Looks like you have a HAF 912 which is what I have also. This is what I have set up:
1 x 200mm front intake
1 x 200mm top intake
1 x 140mm side intake (cut-out the mesh, 140mm Silverstone fan filter mounted outside side of case
1 x 120mm mid-case front-to-back flow
cpu 120mm front-to-back
no exhaust, cut-out the mesh where the fan would be
removed pci slot covers

k thanks and you are correct

Thanks Guys biggrin.gif
i have been suggested the same by many so the only thing i need to do is get over my stubborn self and do some cutting and light modding frown.gif but i can do it biggrin.gif maybe XD when i get a day off ill do something with all the help and advice given to me smile.gif
    
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Best modding tool is a good nibbler. The link shows you how to use it. A nibbler does not distort metal the way side cutters and tin snips do. It also doesn't produce any dust.

 

If you go with a top intake, it should be gentle so it will contribute to front-back flow, not disrupt it. OTOH if you cannot put an intake fan in your 5.25 bay a top intake may be the only way you can get cool air to your cpu heatsink.

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+1 on the Nibbler tool. Works really well. thumb.gif
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Best modding tool is a good nibbler. The link shows you how to use it. A nibbler does not distort metal the way side cutters and tin snips do. It also doesn't produce any dust.

If you go with a top intake, it should be gentle so it will contribute to front-back flow, not disrupt it. OTOH if you cannot put an intake fan in your 5.25 bay a top intake may be the only way you can get cool air to your cpu heatsink.
that tool is crazy biggrin.gif looks really easy first ill look for one at the store if there too much ill order it smile.gif thanks for all the help
    
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Hello, does having a front 120mm fan in the drive bay and 140mm fan inside the drive bay work? It's a 6-drive case so its 120mm on the bottom half and 140mm on the top (inside) half. Also, has anyone tried using filters for air conditioners? The one that's more of a fabric rather than [wire] mesh. My temps are the same as when I had everything at full speed and using wire mesh filter(that came with the case) for front intake.

I already removed the pci covers. Thanks for the suggestions.

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Hello, does having a front 120mm fan in the drive bay and 140mm fan inside the drive bay work? It's a 6-drive case so its 120mm on the bottom half and 140mm on the top (inside) half. Also, has anyone tried using filters for air conditioners? The one that's more of a fabric rather than [wire] mesh. My temps are the same as when I had everything at full speed and using wire mesh filter(that came with the case) for front intake.
I already removed the pci covers. Thanks for the suggestions.
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whats the cloth for ? looks really thick for air to get by ?

you got a cool setup try this
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pretend its your case XD
but yea cut rear mesh and put rear fan on your cpu cooler and cover back top if it has one than your good to go

but wait for more advice before proceeding
    
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