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post #1 of 8
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Hey all!

I need someone to spec me a setup of fans in my case which would improve the cooling (Positive air flow?). Basically, I need to know where to put the fans, which way they need to be facing and which fans to get (quiet but shift a lot of air).

Current specs in sig

I can put:
1x 140/120mm fan at the front
1x 120mm fan at the back
2x 140/120mm fan on top
1x 140/120mm fan at the bottom (HDD cages in way of second fan position)
1x 140/120mm fan on the side panel at the bottom (CPU cooler covers top fan position)

Cheers!
post #2 of 8
Xigmatek XLF-F1455
-Front
-Top
-Bottom
-Side

Xigmatek XLF-F1255
-Back

I have these fans and they're great. My case stays super cool and they're not very loud at all. Go for 140's whenever you can for case fans because they move more air at lower noise levels because of the larger blades.

Also if you can get them on a fan controller they'll be even better
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Cheers! I can't seem to find the second fan in the UK but that is ok, I can just use my akasa apache fan on the back

Any Idea which way the fans need to be facing?
post #4 of 8
For your case, I would recomend not using an exhaust fan, and using ALL other fans as intake with dust filters. on the top pannel block off the rear most fan spot, and use the front mount as a top intake, this give me amazing cooling ablility! and keeps the dust out of my case, i check it every month for dust and I havent had to clean out my case in over 5 months...I have hard wood floors and 2 cats! using exhaust fans I had to fight a wookie out of my case about every 2 weeks.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 8/22/11 at 10:05am
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So, like this?

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Top should be exhaust, as heat rises. Side fans should be intake. Otherwise that's perfect
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But like Khaotic says, if the case is susceptible to dust you want a positive airflow, in which case you will want more intake than exhaust, like the diagram you made.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg0986 View Post
So, like this?

Perfect, but dont use an exhaust fan at all, all intake, but no fan on the rear. I also used a bottom intake fanplaced infront of the PSU, and an intake on the side pannel. and I hung a fan off the HDD rack aswell.
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Top should be exhaust, as heat rises. Side fans should be intake. Otherwise that's perfect
This is false. heat will go where the fans in the case tell it to go.Heat will rise only if left static.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 8/22/11 at 2:29pm
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