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i have a tt level 10 gt

im installing a xspc rx240


would i gain positive pressure by making the rear exhaust fan into an intake so theres an intake in the front, intake in the back, intake on side panel and 2 exhaust at the radiator up top?


i ask now because once i mount that rx240 i wont be able to modify the back
post #2 of 6
Yes, I guess you will have positive pressure in your case. But I would be worried about dust trapped in radiator fins. Since you have positive pressure, air + dust tends to move out of your case and your radiator will effectively work as a dust filter.
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so should i just keep that back fan as an exhaust or will the positive pressure system make it cooler?
if theres no temp diff and im making rad collect dust is it not worth it?
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Yes, I guess you will have positive pressure in your case. But I would be worried about dust trapped in radiator fins. Since you have positive pressure, air + dust tends to move out of your case and your radiator will effectively work as a dust filter.

Filters on the intake fans and a little maintenance with a vacuum solves this. Much better than air coming into the rad from outside unfiltered. A little thought would explain why that is.
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Filters on the intake fans and a little maintenance with a vacuum solves this. Much better than air coming into the rad from outside unfiltered. A little thought would explain why that is.

sounds like common maintenance smile.gif my case does come with very nice fan filters for the bottom and side panel, front is more of a plain filter

i guess ill be benefitting in temps from the positive pressure or just a better air flow for the pc?
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sounds like common maintenance smile.gif my case does come with very nice fan filters for the bottom and side panel, front is more of a plain filter

i guess ill be benefitting in temps from the positive pressure or just a better air flow for the pc?

I actually have a rad on top blowing air from outside into the rad and case. I kept my rear fan on exhaust. I also have good filters on all intake fans, so I have positive pressure through filters only. I clean the filters once a week, however, this does not totally negate the need to clean the rad (and other components) completely.

I feel this works best for me.
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