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Hi guys, im going to be changing the fans on my HAF 932 to led ones. When i do it i dont want to mount the fans the wrong way round

So how do i know what way round to moun the fans? Do the top, front and side 200mm fans push air into the case and the rear 120mm exhaust it?

Someone please explain to this n00b

Im deciding between the megaflows and NZXT (although ive heard NZXT dont fit from some while from others, they do?? ) Maybe you could help me decide?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 13
My Front and Side are pushing air in, and my top and rear are exhausts on my 932.
    
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post #3 of 13
the fans usually have 2 arrows on them 1 points the way it spins other show what way it pushes air
im getting fans at the bottom pushing up and 2 fans pushing to the back of the case from the front, top and back is exhaust
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post #4 of 13
Side & Front = Intake fans

Top & Rear = Exhaust fans

Bottom is optional and is usually used as intake (since heat rises, not effective for exhaust fan duties).

Regarding the 200mm+ fans, read around first. I am not certain but I think there could be installation issues. The fan hole alignments on the CM HAF series cases does not match all 200mm+ fans. Been happy with my stock 220mm fans so I have not looked around but have come across posts here and there mentioning this fact.
post #5 of 13
Easy way, get a piece of A4/5 paper and stick it near it while its running. Thats what i did for my mates one when he asked

EDIT: Yea the 932 has unique fans, they are oval shaped-ish. Friend did wc on his and gave me them since he didnt need em, couldent use em on another case as it didnt fit :L
Edited by SpartanVXL - 8/1/11 at 4:05am
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If you have a horizontal mounted CPU cooler you might want to have the top fan intake air. I've seen some cases were this gives lower temps.
    
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post #7 of 13
I have side, and front as intake, and rear and top as exhaust.
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Thanks very much guys. So at default, are the top and rear exhaust with the front and side intake? Or is that something you guys change?

Im looking at these fans:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/200mm-coolermaster-megaflow-700rpm-110cfm-19db-silent-case-fan-with-blue-led
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post #9 of 13
I have 2 NZXT 200mm fans in my HAF-X. They are NOT standard 200mm fans, you have to mod/rig them to get them to fit. However, in my case, it was very worth it due to NZXT having the highest flowing 200mm fan.
As for fan flow, generally people have the rear and top as exhaust and the front, side, and bottom as intake. Personally, I remove the rear fan to give the cpu cooler fan an unobstructed path for exhausting air.


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Thanks very much guys. So at default, are the top and rear exhaust with the front and side intake? Or is that something you guys change?
It's the way it is stock.
Edited by HWI - 8/1/11 at 4:34am
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Originally Posted by HWI;14422387 
I have 2 NZXT 200mm fans in my HAF-X. They are NOT standard 200mm fans, you have to mod/rig them to get them to fit. However, in my case, it was very worth it due to NZXT having the highest flowing 200mm fan.
As for fan flow, generally people have the rear and top as exhaust and the front, side, and bottom as intake. Personally, I remove the rear fan to give the cpu cooler fan an unobstructed path for exhausting air.

It's the way it is stock.


Ok thanks smile.gif. How exactly did you go about modding them to fit?

Are the megaflows better than the stcok fans?
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