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hey guys i need a bit of help setting up a good airflow through my case.

just received and installed my new h80 and a few people recomended that i use the dual fan and rad as an intake push/pull config.
My case is the storm sniper and to help explain im going to use a diagram.


As you can see ive got the;
front and side panel 200mm fans as intake
top 200mm and bottom 120mm fans as exhaust
and the 2x 120mm cpu fans on the back of the case as intake
Ive also got 2x100mm fans on my directcu 6950 (i think they are pushing down)

should i change the side panel fan to exhaust?
or maybe keep the side panel as an intake and swap the cpu fans to exhaust out the back of the case? but then there will be warm air going through the rad instead of cold air going through.

i was thinking aswell, since supposedly the most heat comes of my gpu at the end of the card (near the hardrives). I should change the bottom fan to intake so it will push the hot air coming off the gpu up to the exhaust fan at the top? But then there will be air going into one of the gpu's exhaust fans.

what are your opinions for a nice cool case?
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post #2 of 11
I have a similar case so I can help here. I run the front and bottom as intake, as well as a side 140mm fan as intake. Then I have 2x120mm on the top and a 140mm at the back exhausting. I've tried lots of configs and this works the best for me
    
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post #3 of 11
Change your H80 to exhaust, else you'll merely be pumping the hot air from that in to the case.

Change the bottom exhaust to an intake and it should be fine. Should be enough cool air that the slightly warm air travelling over the rad shouldn't matter.
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post #4 of 11
If you switch the bottom fan as intake, it'll help the gfx card, and the front will be mostly for HDDs. You got h80's fan on rear exhaust location as Intake right ?

PS: The bottom fan will wear out quicker if used as exhaust.
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post #5 of 11
I have a 932 and used to air cool. I had the front 200mm, side 200mm and bottom 120mm as intake and the top 200mm and rear 140mm as exhaust. This takes advantage of convection (warm air rises) and also of the fact that the 932 has a lot of vents. It seems to me that the most important feature of airflow is not static case pressure, but rather airflow /through/ the case. If you have front and bottom intake, you should have rear and top exhaust.

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post #6 of 11
I would go for positive pressure:
Intakes: side,bottom,front
Exhausts: Top and H80 out back
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I would go for positive pressure:
Intakes: side,bottom,front
Exhausts: Top and H80 out back
Seconded.

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Doesn't make sense to make the bottom as an exhaust. All the cool air your getting from the front will be blown right back out of the case.
    
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post #9 of 11
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thanks for all the replies, everyone has mentioned swapping the bottom exhaust to intake, and the cpu fans to exhaust so i will get around to doing that soon.



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Originally Posted by listen to remix View Post
Doesn't make sense to make the bottom as an exhaust. All the cool air your getting from the front will be blown right back out of the case.
well i figured because im running 4 high speed hardrives, the cool air from the front air wouldnt be cold so i put the exhaust there to suck that warm air being blown from the hardrives.

thanks everyone for the quick replies, i will get around to changing the fans asap.
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Doesn't make sense to make the bottom as an exhaust. All the cool air your getting from the front will be blown right back out of the case.
exactly, especially considering the intake for your power supply is right where you are dumping your hot air on the bottom.
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