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Hey guys, Currently I have a HAF 922 case and am trying to get the best airflow with it that I can. Right now I have a total of 5 fans, 1 front 200mm intake, 2 120mm exhausts on the top, 1 120mm exhaust on the back, and I have 1 200mm on the side panel as exhaust also. I had the side panel as intake before except I recently got a new GPU and since its a Twin Frozr the air goes out of the sides so I thought exhaust would be better since its next to the fan. Do you guys think my fan setup is fine or is there a better way?

Also my GPU temps are about 41c idle, 70c load. and CPU temps are about 37c idle and 60c load.
 
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Lower CPU

Reverse the CM Hyper 212+ and bring air in from the back, then the cpu is getting fed clean air. maybe even fit a duct to that between the rear and CM Hyper. to stop the side exhausting the fresh air.

Lower GPU

The gpu is as good as you will get it. unless you remove the 3.5 bay..then that will be a big improvement. HDDs can go in the 5.25 bays
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Ok thanks man. I'll try to take some of the bays out!
 
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I would turn the side fan to intake, if you are using stock fan for the side. Its CFM is so low for exhaust, its effect is probably negligible for exhaust. You can test out the temps and change it back as you deem fit. Some people recommend changing the top fans to intake as well. It helped me reduce my temps by quite a bit.

Just play around with orientation of fans. And replace stock fans with higher CFM fans.
    
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don't reverse the 212+ put a fan in the 5.25" bays so air can go directly to the cooler, leave the hdds as is since you have a big side fan feeding cool air to your gpu, the air from the front is mostly meant to cool your hdds, make your top front 120mm fan an intake and the back top an exhaust
   
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