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Here's my case, with current airflow. The top-rear exhaust fan came with the case, apparently it runs at 1400 RPM and pushes 41.6 CFM of air. The fan on top of my Hyper 212 and my side fan are Cooler Master, 1200 RPM and 44.73 CFM. The Bottom Hyper 212 fan is the stock fan that came with it. The front fan is a Cooler Master Sickleflow at 2000 RPM, 70 CFM. What can I do to improve my airflow?

Edit: The green square represents the position of my side fan
Edited by Lanlan - 6/23/13 at 10:21am
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This is how i would do it, using your side fan as another intake. Add two fans to the top in the way i have shown.

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This is how i would do it, using your side fan as another intake. Add two fans to the top in the way i have shown.


Um...you're joking, right?
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Actually, reverse airflow can be extremely effective. Having the coldest air hit your CPU HSF, motherboard VRMs, and GPUs first greatly increases cooling capabilities, and your case has a lot of restriction that is going to have a very profound negativeeeffect on front to back airflow.
   
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Actually, reverse airflow can be extremely effective. Having the coldest air hit your CPU HSF, motherboard VRMs, and GPUs first greatly increases cooling capabilities, and your case has a lot of restriction that is going to have a very profound negativeeeffect on front to back airflow.

Does that mean you agree with me wink.gif
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I agree with wthenshaw and nleksan thumb.gif

But will add this.
*If the HS fan on bottom is less than 30mm from GPU back remove it. A 120mm fan has 113cu cm & 113cu mm is area of circumference by 30mm for airflow to fan... and really you only have 30mm clearance on 3 side, so 40mm would be even better. Same clearance applies for fans in bottom in bottom of case.
*Your 2000rpm fan may cool better used on cooler pushing air in.
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I think the issue here is the case. It does not seem to allow for good cable management and cooling.
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