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Thanks again for all the help. Going to cut out the over restrictive grill area on my side panel and try it with fans I've got laying around, if it helps flow enough I'm going to order those af120's or cougars and go from there. thumb.gif

One last question though, take a look at this:



I put that together in seconds (as if you couldn't tell lol) but it's a general example of what I figured may be ideal at this point?

Assuming all fans except the top mounts are of equal cfm would this be an ok setup?

The top mounted ones do not move a lot of air but can help a bit I'm sure.

I always heard positive pressure is ideal? Would this be an ok setup? Or perhaps the side panel should be an exhaust with this setup as the ratio of intake vs exhaust is quite a bit uneven?
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Hmm that's really kinda troublesome if you don't have fans at the top and too much hot air being dumped inside. Have you considered just putting the 120 mm fans on top of the case and just make little notches on the side panel for the wiring to go in biggrin.gif Or cut the grill at the exhaust to remove restrictions.

And like someone mentioned earlier, you may also want to think of investing on a different case. It doesn't have to be expensive like the Corsair 300R or Cooler Master 912/922 (922 is big though), HAF XM, Storm Scout II, CM 692, etc thumb.gif

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Layout looks fine. Top fans don't need high CFM as it might cause too much turbulence in your small case.

Whatever you do at this point, just make sure you try both intake and exhaust for the side panel.
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