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I use a single 8-inch ziptie. I did use a couple of 140mm fans there, but I like the higher velocity air I get from a 120mm fan. It's not a case intake fan, and it's where the noise doesn't get out.
How do you install it with just a single 8-inch ziptie?
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How do you install it with just a single 8-inch ziptie?


The ziptie threads through an opening in the mb tray, then through the upper left screwhole of the mid-case fan, then behind the right edge of the mb tray, finally meeting the end of the ziptie on the other side. I don't cinch it up all the way, since doing that aims the fan where I don't want it to go.

You can see how the top of the fan pulls on the 3.5 bay.

The fan is an AP-14 connected to a single channel fan controller that is velcro'd on the bottom of the 5.25 bay on the other side of the 3.5 bay. I adjusted it to my taste. Because it is a GT it can handle even the cheapest fan controller with no bad sounds. I wanted to put an AP-13 in there but I only have two of those, and I'm using them for fan testing. Hence the controller.

And yes, the bottom fan makes a difference. I think the bottom intake is deflected by the mid-case fan.
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only problem is, in my case, the bottom fan is touching the bottom of the mid case fan, not that far apart like in yours. so idk... il have to unplug it to see
   
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I was asked this question in a PM:

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It seems that I forgot to consider that I have the MSI Hawk GTX 560 Ti which has dumps 50% heat to the center of the case.

What is your suggestion with this?
I'm thinking that if I had two side panel fans, side by side at about the level of my video cards, that I would like the rear (left) fan bringing air into the intake fans of the video cards. Then I would have the forward (right) side panel fan pulling air out of the case around where the video cards are exhausting it - their front ends.

Anyway, that's my first thought. Probably the question of how to cope with video card exhaust deserves its own thread saince the question comes up so often, and there is extensive disagreement on the topic.
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Here is how my current setup is, and one I am thinking about going to. I have 4 fans total (found a couple 120mm lying around) + the H50 setup. The way I have it currently is just 2 120mm fans, one in front intake, one up top exhaust, and the rear H50 as intake. This of course, is awesome temps for my H50, but my GPU gets fairly hot as it just blows air into the case. So you suggest I should make everything intake except the rear exhaust?


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Here is how my current setup is, and one I am thinking about going to. I have 4 fans total (found a couple 120mm lying around) + the H50 setup. The way I have it currently is just 2 120mm fans, one in front intake, one up top exhaust, and the rear H50 as intake. This of course, is awesome temps for my H50, but my GPU gets fairly hot as it just blows air into the case. So you suggest I should make everything intake except the rear exhaust?
Dunno. I'd say use a side panel intake fan, except your case doesn't allow for that iirc. You might post this as a thread starter in the water cooling section and see what wc's do.
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BTW - this is what i suggest for partitioning one's case into cpu and gpu sections:



The panels are 0.8mm and 0.5mm thick.
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Here is how my current setup is, and one I am thinking about going to. I have 4 fans total (found a couple 120mm lying around) + the H50 setup. The way I have it currently is just 2 120mm fans, one in front intake, one up top exhaust, and the rear H50 as intake. This of course, is awesome temps for my H50, but my GPU gets fairly hot as it just blows air into the case. So you suggest I should make everything intake except the rear exhaust?
If I were you, I'd use the first setup and have an exhaust side fan.
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I was asked this question in a PM:



I'm thinking that if I had two side panel fans, side by side at about the level of my video cards, that I would like the rear (left) fan bringing air into the intake fans of the video cards. Then I would have the forward (right) side panel fan pulling air out of the case around where the video cards are exhausting it - their front ends.

Anyway, that's my first thought. Probably the question of how to cope with video card exhaust deserves its own thread saince the question comes up so often, and there is extensive disagreement on the topic.
I have the HAF 922 case and removing the 200mm side intake fan would yield me slots for two 140/120mm fans but in a lower/upper orientation (not left/right as per your suggestion above) so how would I be able to remedy this problem in this given situation?
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I have the HAF 922 case and removing the 200mm side intake fan would yield me slots for two 140/120mm fans but in a lower/upper orientation (not left/right as per your suggestion above) so how would I be able to remedy this problem in this given situation?
Velcro?
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