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Alright, I got a few fans on my case, and I want to know the best way to set them up, as I just put them in whichever way i could.

First off, I have a NZXT Guardian 921 RB, heres the link to the specs - http://www.nzxt.com/new/products/cra...uardian_921_rb

Next off, I have one bottom front intake fan, a side exhaust, top rear exhaust, no top fan, but my CPU cooler has a intake fan on the bottom, which pulls air from the top into the case. I then have my GTS 450s fan blowing exhaust, and the dual 80mms on my PSU blowing out exhaust.

I forgot to mention all of the case fans and cpu fan are 120mms. I only have 3 5.25 bays left, so I assume a 120mm there is out of the question, and I also have a bottom vent, which is covered by the PSU (PSU is taking air from the case and exhausting it)

Alright, my question is, are my fans in a good setup? And how can I improve them by changing the fans around or adding more?
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post #2 of 15
Make it flow in one direction (in-out)
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post #3 of 15
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Should i have side intake, front intake, then the rest exhaust?
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post #4 of 15
Front and side intake / rear exhaust is generally the recommended way to go another thing to consider is to have a roughly equal amount of intake and exaust to get the most flow through there
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Alright, what about my top intake I have? should it stay an intake, or be an exhaust port?
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post #6 of 15
bottom and front and side intake
Top and Back exhaust.
post #7 of 15
front bottom and side should be intake
top and back should be exhaust, make your cooler blow out the back
   
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post #8 of 15
If you have filters on all fans or are willing to buy some, the best way to set-up your fans is to make ALL of them intakes. This way, you get some "free" exhaust since the air will get out by itself and therefore, the airflow is twice what you get with half of your fans being exhaust so the cooling is also much better. You can also do it without filter but a lot of dust will get in but with the filters almost NO dust will get in. I did that myself and I have next to no dust and the cooling performance increased by a noticeable margin.
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post #9 of 15
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Alright, i moved the fans to side intake, front intake, and the rest exhaust, and I ran prime 95 for the cpu and furmark on my gpu with my overclock on. CPU hit 4C above what it used to, and same with the gpu. Although, the system temp overall stayed 3C under what it used to.
The CPU is taking air from the inside and exhausting it out now, so the temps will be higher, but overall, my case is a bit cooler i think.

PS- My cases cable management is scary, its like a wire monster, I really need a bigger case.
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bigger case huh, get a phatom lol
   
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