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So I have a Cooler Master Elite 370 chassis. I have one LED fan, which is definitely going in the front, a preinstalled exhaust fan, and three more 120mm 950rpm fans. What should I do with the extra three fans? I also have a tiny 80mm fan, but that can only go on the bottom of my case.
post #2 of 15
I'd put one fan in the side panel as intake blowing on the GPU card. The other two in the top panel as exhaust.
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I'd do one bottom intake, one side intake for gpu, one top exhaust. Or two side intake and one top exhaust.
As long as you have one more intakes than exhausts, to create positive pressure. It makes it so as you have more air coming in than going out from the fans, all the "extra" air is pushing out from little holes of you case, this prevents dust coming in from those holes smile.gif
post #4 of 15
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I currently have two side intakes, a front intake, one top exhaust, and one back exhaust. Should I even think about putting the 80mm fan on the bottom for intake?
post #5 of 15
i'm rather careful to make sure weather or not i need a side in take or side exhaust or just mesh. Some cards do better with a side exhaust while other and intake.
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post #6 of 15
Depending on what type of CPU cooler you have, it isn't even necessary to have a rear exhaust fan.

You can check out my GPU fan mod which is quite effective at cooling GPUs: http://www.overclock.net/t/1355164/ohhgouramis-gpu-pci-fan-mod
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I wouldn't think of trying to say where fans should go without knowing what is in your case.
CPU cooler?
What GPU?
Harddrives?
post #8 of 15
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I wouldn't think of trying to say where fans should go without knowing what is in your case.
CPU cooler?
What GPU?
Harddrives?
Please reread original post: "Cooler Master Elite 370 chassis."
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Please reread original post: "Cooler Master Elite 370 chassis."
YOU need to REREAD my post and the OP's post.
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I wouldn't think of trying to say where fans should go without knowing what is in your case.
CPU cooler?
What GPU?

I did not ask what case. rolleyes.gif
post #10 of 15
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YOU need to REREAD my post and the OP's post.
I did not ask what case. rolleyes.gif
Ah yes, you're right, my mistake. Thanks for pointing that out. Not to defend my blunder, but my recommendation is still accurate.
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