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Is this an efficient setup? Under the HDD cage will be a 120 rad with a fan pushing. Next to it will with a 120mm fan set to intake onto the HDD's.

There will be a side panel fan set to intake onto the GPU's. A 120mm fan exhausting out the case and another 2 120mm fans exhausting out the top. There will be a 240 rad up there and the fans will be in pull configuration.

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post #2 of 11
Every place I've looked that is what is suggested. How I've always done it. Always unsure that the air has room to move with good cable management as well.
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post #3 of 11
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Sounds good +rep
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post #4 of 11
Why not make the bottom hdd intake?

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post #5 of 11
I'd use the top as intake for the 240mm rad and direct the air to the bottom back in other words front/top as intake and back/bottom as exhaust I have my loop setup that way and it has yield better temps, plus I don't have a side panel fan (just a window).

It's all trial and error mostly but I can vouch for my suggestion up there.
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I'd make the bottom HDD fan intake.
    
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post #7 of 11
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The bottom hdd fan will actually be for a 120 radiator. So it will be blowing air through the rad out the bottom of the case.
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post #8 of 11
looks like you might have some negative balance with more exhaust than intake, resulting in some dust at your air gaps

couldnt hurt to turn that bottom one to an intake... even if it is on the rad.
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post #9 of 11
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Really? I'm open to the suggestions and if you guys think that will be more beneficial having it as an intake, i'm all for it.

Technically it would be in pull configuration except the air will be flowing into the case but should easily be handled by the 3 exhaust fans.

Agreed?
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post #10 of 11
I have a similar fan set up, but my top 2 fans are intake and so is the bottom HDD. That way it creates a positive pressure, meaning less dust and cooler temps.
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