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So here is a picture of my current case setup, unfortunately my pull fan came off and shattered a fin on my rear exhaust so I am now going to be doing some replacement once my set of MUGEN clips come in. The fans on the MUGEN are both GT AP-14s. Here is my question, would it be wise to leave that exhaust fan off? Or should I try to duct the air from the pull fan to the exhaust grate? Or should I just shroud the pull fan and leave it like that?

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My second question is for the front (You can't see too well, I'll get a better picture) the intake are the slots in the side, would I be better off with Noctua NF-P14 FLX or some high static pressure fan instead to pull through the restricted space. Also, could you suggest any fans for the intakes or would 120mm GTs be better?


I'll get better pictures when I get back to it.
Edited by Crim427 - 11/16/11 at 4:29am
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For the side fans I wouldn't waste a gt on it cuz they won't be took useful. You want something with high cfm so a high rpm yate loon would do just fine

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I would take the case exhaust fan as its not doing much since you have one pulling so close to the case vent.

Silverstone Airpenatrators are great for case intakes due to their straight airflow path.
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For the side fans I wouldn't waste a gt on it cuz they won't be took useful. You want something with high cfm so a high rpm yate loon would do just fine
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"Side fans"? I have 3 front intake (120mm in the drive bays and 2 140mms on the lower portion of the case.) as well as a 140mm on the rear for exhaust and a 180 on top for exhaust. I'm not sure which "side fan" you are talking about here.

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I would take the case exhaust fan as its not doing much since you have one pulling so close to the case vent.
Silverstone Airpenatrators are great for case intakes due to their straight airflow path.

Yea the rear exhaust broke so I'm not replacing it, I was just about to unhook it and move it to the front anyway. There is alot of resistance in front due to fan filters and how it pulls the air from the side slots on the case. I'll check out the silverstones, are they high static pressure? I have a feeling that will perform better than any high CFM will considering how much resistance there is.
Edited by Crim427 - 11/16/11 at 2:39pm
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