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I just installed a Corsair H80 yesterday which makes me use the rear fan slot as intake. So, I was wondering what the most efficient way to set up my HAF 912's fans would be now.

Currently, I have:
Rear as intake.
I have 1 120 on the top as exhaust (and that's all that'll fit up there the radiator blocks the rest of the top).
And I also have one 120 in the front.

What I was thinking was to move the front 120 to the side and use a 200 in the front as intake.

What should I use the side fan as though? I was thinking most likely intake and having positive pressure (or negative, forget which one) by having everything as intake except the top fan.
post #2 of 10
Umm, i think the front fan is for GPU now, side and rear fan is intake for cpu(and side fan partially for rams/mosfets/mobo heatsinks too if it's big enough) Top fan is cool for exhaust. So with 4 individual fans, you should be ok. Is your front fan also cooling hdds ?
Edited by Catscratch - 7/28/11 at 9:03am
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Kinda, not really. The top fan is just above where I mounted my HDDs, I didn't want the HDDs obstructing air flow. I didn't think it was essential for HDDs to get that much cooling? =/
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This is how it should be:
post #5 of 10
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Yeah, that's how it would be if Corsair didn't have the H80 installed as intake... >_<
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Originally Posted by Nvidia-Brownies View Post
This is how it should be:
Power supplies are exhaust, not intake, with no exception as far as I know.
    
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I know ordinarily you want the rear to be exhaust, but the H80 has the rear as intake, so that's why I was asking what would be the most efficient cooling setup?
post #9 of 10
You can switch the fan around so it's exhausting. You might gain a bit in cpu temperatures but at least you won't be pumping heated air from your cooler back into the case.
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Yeah, that's how it would be if Corsair didn't have the H80 installed as intake... >_<
Corsair didn't install it as intake. You did. They only suggest that you install it as intake because it results in better CPU temps. If you can mount it on top, it can still be intake and you can have good case airflow. I'd look into that.
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