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i guess my post was confusing, i meant that if you have a slower top front intake fan then then you will have fresh air going in, and since its not too fast it won't rush past the cpu intake and be able to be used to cool the cpu
   
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post #12 of 23
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Nah, I'm not a fan of making my top fan an exhaust since hot air "rises". Why do you need to cut the back grill and leave no fan there? Where would I put the San Ace as an exhaust for my case?
Hot air dose rise, if left Static. Once you add fans to the mix hot air will go where you push it.

From my experiance of helping people on here and building my own PC's, Positive Pressure yeilds the best results "Most" of the time.

A PP airflow set up will do a few things.
1.Allow you to controll where air enters the case. With some dust screens you can almost eliminate dust from you system.
2. Less air flow is needed to achive amazing cooling ability. This will cut down on noise.
3. using a top intake fan will feed your CPU cooler cool fresh air alowing for lower CPU temps. using a top exhaust will most likly pull hot air from the GPU over your cooler limiting its ability to cool the CPU. Hope this helps.

On my current sig rig I use ALL fans as intake. Thats one top fan, one front fan, one bottom fan, and one fan on the side pannel.
There is no reason to have a fan to pull air out the back, as the the air will find its way out. I give you this clicky to back up my advice.
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Do I need to keep my 200mm Storm Forces or is there a better 200mm fan that I should get?
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Bump!

Also, is it always better to cut out the rear grill of my case and leave NO fan there?
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well xigmatek is good, nzxt has best cfm but needs a bit of modding cuz its not truely 200mm and yes it is always better to cut out the grill, regardless of if you use a fan or not
   
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i guess my post was confusing, i meant that if you have a slower top front intake fan then then you will have fresh air going in, and since its not too fast it won't rush past the cpu intake and be able to be used to cool the cpu
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well xigmatek is good, nzxt has best cfm but needs a bit of modding cuz its not truely 200mm and yes it is always better to cut out the grill, regardless of if you use a fan or not
Ok. But having the case WITH and WITHOUT the rear fan (grill already cut out), which would be your best bet?

Is it always advantageous to use a side intake fan?
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Ok. But having the case WITH and WITHOUT the rear fan (grill already cut out), which would be your best bet?

Is it always advantageous to use a side intake fan?
Yes, use a side intake fan, it will assist with GPU temps.

As for the grill or no grill, no grill is better, the grill will slow down any air flow, even if a fan is used, the grill will also create noise. for fan set up I have found using all intakes and no exhaust(just removed the rear exhaust fan) keeps dust to a min, and keeps my case cooler than the "standerd" set up of bottom intake top exhaust.
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Yes, use a side intake fan, it will assist with GPU temps.

As for the grill or no grill, no grill is better, the grill will slow down any air flow, even if a fan is used, the grill will also create noise. for fan set up I have found using all intakes and no exhaust(just removed the rear exhaust fan) keeps dust to a min, and keeps my case cooler than the "standerd" set up of bottom intake top exhaust.
Ok. And for the bottom fan, do you recommend it to be present as intake?
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Ok. And for the bottom fan, do you recommend it to be present as intake?
If by bottom you mean the "floor" of the case, yes I have an intake fan there.
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If by bottom you mean the "floor" of the case, yes I have an intake fan there.
Yes that's what I mean. What exactly is its contribution to the airflow of the case? Is it wise to install a TY140 there?
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