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How do you have the airflow set up in your 800D?

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Hey - I'm kind of curious as to how you guy shave your 800D's set up and anything you've discovered to increase maximum efficiency. Currently I am in-taking from the bottom and rear port and exhausting(pushing) through my 360 from the top.
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I have mine set up with push/pull 360 intake on top, and push/pull 240 intake on bottom. I have 2 120 intake fans on window side panel... and 2 120 exhaust fans on the opposite side panal... and I have a 140 exhaust fan on the rear. Also, I reversed the shelf fan to blow air down into the PSU/HDD cage area. My thinking was to pull cool air through the 360 rad on top...and exhaust out the rear... and to pull cool air through the 240 rad... with shelf fan blowing down to keep most of the warm air from rising and exit through the intake/exhaust 120 fans on the side panels. Pictures in my build log link in sig should give you an idea of what I was shooting for... hard to explain in words. I'm happy with with my setup... but I've seen threads on 800D owners with intake on the rear... and use the top 360 to exhaust warm air out... with no issues. It was just my preference to pull cooler outside air through the rads... which made more sense to me.
    
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See - I thought I had it figured out. I though that exhausting through the top made most sense because I didn't want to push more air down onto my components - but now that I am on water instead of air it wouldn't make much difference? And the idea of intakeing the coolest air possible (from the top) is starting to make more sense.
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See - I thought I had it figured out. I though that exhausting through the top made most sense because I didn't want to push more air down onto my components - but now that I am on water instead of air it wouldn't make much difference? And the idea of intakeing the coolest air possible (from the top) is starting to make more sense.

It doesn't matter perse it only matters in your own situation and what works for you.
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It depends, I have rear setup as intake, my 360 rad on top as exhaust and shelf fan as intake into upper area while I have lower 120 as intake and replaced the 120 for HDD rack area to exhaust style going out behind mobo tray.

However I used to have it essentially opposite until I got rid of my GTX 480 wc setup and went with 2 GTX 470's with zalman coolers. If I kept the rad area as intake my gfx cards hit 90's+ in minutes, I had to get better exhaust flowing out. The current setup I use now lets my gfx cards breath finally and even with both at 800MHz clocks and 1.087vcore on them the max gpu temp I get now its upper 60's.


So the point in me saying all that is there are a few setups and depending on what you are running you may have to play a bit and see what gets you where you want.
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