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I bought a new case fan and I need some help with where I should place it. I currently have one intake at the front and one exhaust at the back. Should the new one be placed at option 1, 2 or 3 as an exhaust or intake fan? (Option 3 is the side of my case) Or should the most powerful fan (the new one) replace the current rear fan and just put the replaced one in one of those options?

Any help is appreciated. smile.gif
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well if it was my case, i would block off option 1 and install the fan as intake on option 2.. or you can install in on option 2 at an exhaust. either way will work. its just a matter of preference.
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What case are you using?

Personally I would place the fan wherever it is needed most. If you have a powerful GPU that needs more cooling, then go for option 3. If your CPU is what heats up the most, then go with option 1 or 2.
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I am using a budget Gamer Extreme x01 case by Aywun. You can find some images on google what it looks like. I will most likely use option 2 unless there is another important reason why I should place it somewhere else?
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Originally Posted by TheWiz View Post

I am using a budget Gamer Extreme x01 case by Aywun. You can find some images on google what it looks like. I will most likely use option 2 unless there is another important reason why I should place it somewhere else?

Like I said, what needs more of a cooling effect, your CPU or your GPU?

If you could post a list of your computer's specs, and what you use your computer for, then we could determine that
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that's a pretty nice(ventilation wise) budget gaming chassis, by bumping up the airflow could make it a wind tunnel wink.gif. it's almost the same with my lancool dragon lord k-56 chassis now after i did some notch of fan mods with it and turned out great with the airflow.

and as i looked at the pics of your case here;

Aywun-Game-Extreme-Series-X01-grey-bg-all-500.jpg

i would go with "all" of your given options for optimum airflow imo.
and you may add a nice CFM 140mm by the 5.25" bay for an added "intake" there, zip ties would be the easiest trick to mount the 140 if you may opted to... but i guarantee it will help a lot thumb.gif
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