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What is the best fan config for optimal airflow in the NZXT phantom case.

I have three 5400 RPM HDDs plus an SSD in the drive cages. My CPU cooler is attached to the back exhaust fan, its an H60. My GPU has a triple slot cooler, which dumps hot air back into the case.
Here is the way I have it set up now.
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Note that the color of the arrows indicates the real airflow direction, not the orientation of the arrows. I.E. the up and down arrows are really in and out.
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I use that airflow design except my 240 is an intake. I have however wondered if that is the best way to do it...
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okay, heres how I would do it, I have a phantom too and iv been testing it around, best solution for you is going to be, make your side and H60 intake, and your top fans exhaust, so pretty much make everything intake except for your top 200mm fans, because honestly only your side fan and h60 will be considered intakes, the front and side 120mm fans don't do anything, they are blocked by the hdd cages and are pretty much useless
   
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I have EVERYTHING intake EXCEPT the exhaust
for the top I have two 200mm fans and the slower 240mm version for a quieter case, even at max fan operation on all
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