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I have a Rosewill Destroyer case, and I'm adding/replacing some fans, as well as getting a NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller. I would keep the cpu fan connected to the MB header, with the other 5 fans on the Sentry 2. I have two thoughts right now as to how I want to handle the airflow, diagrams are below.

F stands for Fan, TS stands for Temperature Sensor

F1 = 1600 RPM Scythe Slipstream, Front-Bottom
TS1 = on the HDD

F2 = 1300 RPM Yate Loon, Front-Middle
TS2 = on the SSD

F3 = 1600 RPM Scythe Slipstream, Top-Front
TS3 = SouthBridge heatsink

F4 = 1600 RPM Scythe Slipstream, Top-Rear
TS4 = DIMM slot 2 heatsink

F5 = 2200 RPM Yate Loon, Back-Top
TS5 = NorthBridge heatsink

PC-Airflow.jpg

Or, rotate the 212 EVO...

PC-Airflow-2.jpg

It seems like a plan to me, but I'm open to any and all suggestions/comments/critiques.
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I would rotate the 212 to blow out the back of the case, but that's just my personal opinion.
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i would rotate the 212+ to blow out the back, make your F3 fan be intake, and put a higher rpm fan in the front middle of the case and the slow fan on the bottom
   
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Originally Posted by z3r0_k00l75 View Post

I would rotate the 212 to blow out the back of the case, but that's just my personal opinion.

I second this, with it positioned horizontally, it will pull warmer air that the GPU is giving off. If it was facing vertically, it would pull air over your ram which would help cool the ram a tiny bit more too.
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