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Dude. Time for a new case. Don't waste a penny on fans or anything else until you get a modern case. Among current cases you can find excellent ones very inexpensively. Look at item 8 in my sig for guidelines.

A new case will improve everything.

100% this. Actually, to me it looks like it's time for a new everything. Everything in that case looks like it's from 1999.
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I use to follow the standard direction mentioned by Tman5293]. I took my top for intake now, dust seems less now, and all the heat my case produce is now forced towards the rear. Air goes where you push it.

Front Fans = Intake (230mm +140mm)
Side Fans = Intake (200mm)
Rear Fans = Exhaust (140mm)
Top Fans = Intake (2x 200mm)
    
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post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

I use to follow the standard direction mentioned by Tman5293]. I took my top for intake now, dust seems less now, and all the heat my case produce is now forced towards the rear. Air goes where you push it.
Front Fans = Intake (230mm +140mm)
Side Fans = Intake (200mm)
Rear Fans = Exhaust (140mm)
Top Fans = Intake (2x 200mm)

I agree 100%
post #14 of 39
Well thank you. With the size and the amount of fans I have, including the push/pull CPU, all at 50%.I will be adding another 120mm fan on the HDD rack to bring in more air from the front towards the GPU.
Still my CPU temps never go over 40c while gaming.
My GPU gaming maxes out 58c, thats playing for 8 hours straight.
    
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post #15 of 39
I have a Raven and I'm not sure if it falls into the Positive pressure category but I guess it does, and it cools awesomely.
3x180mm intake
1x120 exhaust
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post #16 of 39
RV02 is designed from the ground up to be a positive pressure case:D the only other case that has as much static pressure with stock fans is it's better looking twin brother FT02:D
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So for my own custom build computer I was wonder if I should have half the total fans blowing air in and the other half out. Or should I just have them all pushing air out and create negative pressure in my case. Can some one give me the rundown on the cons and pros of Negative Pressure vs. Positive Pressure vs 50/50 intake and exhaust configuration?

Forget the nonsense about case pressure and just pay attention to case airflow. Neither negative or nor positive case pressure is a good means to determine airflow in a PC case and the only thing that matters for component cooling is airflow.

Most PC cases are designed to have cool air drawn in the front and hot air pushed out the top back because hot air rises. Side blowing fans can be good or cause too much turbulence depending on the case design, hardware, number of fans, etc. Top fans normally draw hot air out but some folks claim better cooling by blowing cool air in. This is unorthodox and not what you would expect but if it works, it works.

The only means to tell what will work best for your PC case with your PC hardware and your fans is to TEST. People can speculate until Elvis returns to the room but only careful testing will tell you what fan configuration works best for your hardware. Have fun.
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Forget the nonsense about case pressure and just pay attention to case airflow. Neither negative or nor positive case pressure is a good means to determine airflow in a PC case and the only thing that matters for component cooling is airflow.
Most PC cases are designed to have cool air drawn in the front and hot air pushed out the top back because hot air rises. Side blowing fans can be good or cause too much turbulence depending on the case design, hardware, number of fans, etc. Top fans normally draw hot air out but some folks claim better cooling by blowing cool air in. This is unorthodox and not what you would expect but if it works, it works.
The only means to tell what will work best for your PC case with your PC hardware and your fans is to TEST. People can speculate until Elvis returns to the room but only careful testing will tell you what fan configuration works best for your hardware. Have fun.

Negative and positive pressure are terms used by HVAC engineers.
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100% this. Actually, to me it looks like it's time for a new everything. Everything in that case looks like it's from 1999.

Look, I don't want to go out of my budget the case is fine It still looks modern to me. Better than that white cream cooler from the 80's. A case is a case. If I h ave enough money left over from buying a mobo, CPU, RAM, and a Heatsink then I might get the $24 buck case at frys but for right now I'm working with this one. -.- Anyways after further investigation this white cage does hold a 80mm fan and the front panel does of 5 lines with notches for air to pass through.
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Then you might want to start cutting the case. All those grills block airflow and you will have almost no airflow. You need a better case or else the stuff you buy won't be properly cooled

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