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Right now i have my HAF932 running an H50 cpu cooler and the rest is air cooled. My setup is as follows:

Front: 230mm intake
Side: 230mm intake
Back: 120mm intake (through H50 rad)
Top: 230mm exhaust

Pretty much stock fans for right now, other than the H50. Now here's the question
A friend of mine recently gave me 2 AP-14's, and i want to throw them in my rig. Im trying to figure out what the best place to put them would be. Possibly replace the top fan with 2 AP-14's as exhaust? Maybe do a push/pull on the H50 (although i would have to go pck up the screws for it). My rig right now runs alright temp wise (about 25-27 ambient, <55 full load) I dont absolutely need the extra cooling, but having 2 nice fans sitting around while my rig is using mostly stock fans is pretty stupid IMO. Give me some suggestions on how i should set these up.
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Honestly, the bigger the fans, the better... usually. Bigger fans can rotate more slowly for the same amount of airflow, thus you also have a much quieter rig.

However, get a decent cooler for your CPU (I don't see one listed in your rig) and slap both of those AP-14s on in push/pull, and you'll be good to go wink.gif

I'd actually like to direct you to this thread. Excellent resource for airflow and case cooling.
Edited by Cantii - 11/12/11 at 3:07pm
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