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I just ordered new fans to redo my case for better cooling. I will be installing sound dampening foam as well. I've read a few threads about air pressure. With my cooler, I can't take out my rear fan, however, I do have two top 140mm fans and I was wondering how effective it would be to turn the front one into an intake fan. I have 3 120mm intakes on the front, and of course 2 fans on my h70 which blow out of the case. my psu is mounted fan down because of case features. Thanks for any input in advance.
post #2 of 6
so if I am correct on your math, you have 3 front intake, 2 top exhaust, and 1 rear exhaust (yes its two fans, but only occupying one slot around the radiator), correct?

are you having dust or temperature issues now? sounds pretty balanced to me, 3 in and 3 out
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post #3 of 6
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Nope, no temperature or dust issues right now. I mean, the thing gets dusty, but I take a can of air to it regularly. I am just looking for ways to improve my airflow.

Yes, you are correct, two fans occupy one fan slot because of the rad. It is definitely balanced, but would it improve anything, or better yet, improve by much, by turning one of the top exhausts into an intake?
post #4 of 6
negative... very minimal, if anything. if you just ordered some nice new fans, set them up and see what your temps are. my guess is they will be just fine.
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yeah all of my new fans cool a good 20-30 cfm more. Just thought I would ask to see if it would help at all. Thank you for the reply.
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positive pressure all the way
   
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