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I'm getting the HAF-X case tomorrow, and was wondering what the best fan configuration would be. (Which fans exhaust, intake, etc)

It'll be stock fans that come with it for the time being, except I'll put my own 120mm fan on the back slot, and I'll try to put my fan on the VGA Fan dock or whatever.

Also, I'll be getting a Corsair H80 eventually, and I know it'd be best for an intake cooler and it'd only fit on the back fan slot, just saying in-case that affects anything and I'll need to change things when I get it.
post #2 of 9
You get fans with it, which should be good enough.

Quote:
Included fans.

1x Front: 230*30 mm red LED
1x Top: 200*30 mm fan
1x Side: 200*30 mm fan
1x Rear: 140*25 mm fan
As for the h80 intake I would set it up as intake from the back of the case and then the hot air will exhaust out of the top.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/28/11 at 3:39pm
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You get fans with it I think Atleast side/top and front which should be good enough.

As for the h80 intake I would set it up as intake from the back of the case and then the hot air will exhaust out of the top.
That's what I was thinking about he h80.

Yeah, it comes with one top 200mm fan, a back 140mm, side 230mm (dayum), and a front 200mm in front of the HDD cage.

When I get it, I won't have the H80 yet, so should the back fans be blowing air out or in? I'm sure the top fans will be exhausting regardless.
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Exhaust out the back and top and intake in front and side. HAF-X is a very good airflow case.
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That's what I was thinking about he h80.

Yeah, it comes with one top 200mm fan, a back 140mm, side 230mm (dayum), and a front 200mm in front of the HDD cage.

When I get it, I won't have the H80 yet, so should the back fans be blowing air out or in? I'm sure the top fans will be exhausting regardless.
If you're case is close to a wall then have it exhaust CASE < FAN < RAD < FAN

If the rear of the case is clear for air to get to the have it as intake CASE > FAN > RAD > FAN.. using the coolest air(AMB) it can, to cool the rad.
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where is the PC going to be sitting? like on a floor, in front of a heater vent, etc...etc...
for the H80 I would most likely put that as a rear exhaust right there on that rear 120mm slot (where everyone puts them) then at least one shooting up and out and one coming in thru the front. Would prob use that big side fan only if i was doing some heavy duty gaming for extended periods, basically supplemental. Do you have room to put another intake on the front?
idk everyone likes theirs different so HTH

EDIT: guess i need to type faster lol
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I haven't decided where it will be; it won't fit on the side of my desk, 11 inches wide. Lol

It'll most likely be close to a wall. So I'll probably exhaust the back fan, with the top ones as well. Other fans as intake.

Thanks guys.
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Just remember if it is going to be close to a wall then your side intake might pull in some of that hot exhaust air back in. GL w that build
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Originally Posted by qbical View Post
Just remember if it is going to be close to a wall then your side intake might pull in some of that hot exhaust air back in. GL w that build
Well, we'll see once I can knock down a wall or two to make room for the giant case.

And thanks!
Edited by SergeantSilent - 10/28/11 at 4:07pm
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