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Right. After receiving broken gentle typhoons from a uk retailer, after spending a lot of time trolling the site, and spending like 60gbp and a week, I finally received:

2 - Thermalright TY-140mm Silent Fans (Fits 120mm fittings)
4 - Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm Fans - Black
4 - Antec Tri-Cool 3-Speed 120mm Fans - Black

With those, I find myself confused on how to design the airflow in my case. The GPU is sending its hot air out of the case. The cpu cooler fan is sending the air up in a pull set up.

A note, the Silverstone fm122 with fan controller fits the prolimatech megahalems so perfectly it does not need clips. You need only stretch it by 1mm so that it locks the fan.

Front: 2 fans sending air into the case. One standard 230 x 30 mm and
one 140mm fan inserted in the 5.25 bays
Side: 4 fans x 120mm sending air into the case. Which ones though?
Rear: 1 fan 140 x 25 mm exhaust
Top: 1 fan 230 x 30 mm stand[

Please look at the picture below and tell me how I should go about using the fans, and which fans.
post #2 of 4
In my opinion, it's fine now. You can try some different variants and see which works better for you.
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Here read these.


http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?area=usa&tid=wh_positive

and

http://www.silverstonetek.com/techtalk_cont.php?area=usa&tid=wh_airflow


I would take the 140mm bay fan out and switch the top exhaust fan to intake.
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yeah, i'm not sure why you want to put four 120 fans on the side case instead of the single 230...i tried putting on four NF-P12s and they worked okay, but they were louder than the single 230 and i really didn't notice any temp difference...i don't see a need/reason to buy four extra 120s to put on the side when the 230 gets the job done just fine...other than that you should be good...i just read an article by silverstone about case cooling, they said you should use your top fan for intake and NOT exhaust...i'm not really sure how accurate that is, i need to try it for myself honestly, but it's an avenue you might want to explore.

::edit:: ninja'd by tweetybird...yeah, read those articles, maybe it works maybe it doesn't...
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