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Hey Air Cooling guys

I recently bought a Bitfenix Shinobi Window and this has taken the number of fans in my case from 2 to 7. Im not too smart on how they should be set up for the best airflow (direction, etc). Can anyone help me?

Front: 2 120mm Fans
Top: 2 140mm Fans
Side: 1 120mm Fan
Bottom: 1 120mm Fan
Back: 1 120mm Fan (This is my water cooler fan, so i assume it must be kept as an intake?)
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post #2 of 7
Experimentation is always good but you could do this >>

Front x 2 = Intake
Top x2 = Exhaust
Side x1 = Intake
Bottom x1 = Intake
Back x1 = Exhaust *

*I have had Coolit Eco ALC and now run a H60 and i always found exhausting air is better than intake*

My setup >

Front 200mm = Intake
Top 2 x 120mm = Exhaust
Side = NA
Bottom 1x 120mm = Intake
Back 2 x 120mm = Exhaust ( 2 x120mm in push/pull config )

As heat rises you want to try to get the hot air out from the top and rear of the case, did ya a pic

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Hope this helps, if not let me know
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post #3 of 7
I'm a fan of positive pressure set ups. I only utilize one exhaust fan at the top of the case and have the rear fan removed to allow for a clearer path for the cpu heatsink fans to exhaust. I run 1 166cfm 200mm side fan, 1 166cfm 200mm, 1 88cfm 120mm, and 1 100cfm 135mm front fan all as intake. Granted, your set up is different than mine due to having that H50, but I figure the info may assist you as this set up works really good for me.
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Wow, +1 for effort this is fantastic thank you very much
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post #5 of 7
I used to own a Corsair 600T. I'd suggest a positive pressure as this:

Front as intake
2 pcs fan on top as intake (you'd better put the H50 on the rear-top as intake)
Rear fan as exhaust
Side fan as intake

This setting will help improve your airflow, but my current case is the best for positive airflow..
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post #6 of 7
All other fans as intake except the rare exhaust (possibly blocking the rare top hole). CPU cooler mounted horizontaly.

This is a dedicated case airflow thread:
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...g-warning.html
    
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post #7 of 7
Your cooling will vary dependant on types of fan used ( high speed cfm fans or quiet ones ) and the size of your case , plus the fans placement. But like i said experiment, try only a few fans and add more if needed. Try exhausting some and intake on others, but remember sometimes too many fans can end up pushing the air inside no where so try to think of efficiency and how the air would flow best. There might be placement for 7 fans but you don't have to use them all

PS Nice little case , i nearly got one myself
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