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If one were to put a 360 front, 240 top and 120/140 rad back, how would you avoid cooling the rads with warm air?

If I were to cut the case bottom plate and fit 3 intake fans at the bottom, would I be able to run all rad fans out of the case? Or should I push in warm air from all rads and outtake 3 at bottom?

The idea is to never reuse air.

Your logic does not really add up. You need the same amount of fans at least at the intake, to create an even airflow. Your answer is simply no 360 rad on the intake. So you have 3 intake fans, and 3 blowing out trough radiators. Or no rads on the exhausts at back/top.
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Your logic does not really add up. You need the same amount of fans at least at the intake, to create an even airflow. Your answer is simply no 360 rad on the intake. So you have 3 intake fans, and 3 blowing out trough radiators. Or no rads on the exhausts at back/top.

That only applies when you have unconstricted airflow. The 3 intake fans at bottom will have free airflow to fill the case at 'maximum' capacity. The 6 radiator fans will be pushing air through rads which easily can cut airflow or amount of air moved in half depending on rad density. You need to pay more attention to detail and numbers rather than using the 4in-4out rule. There are many variables in play here.
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That only applies when you have unconstricted airflow. The 3 intake fans at bottom will have free airflow to fill the case at 'maximum' capacity. The 6 radiator fans will be pushing air through rads which easily can cut airflow or amount of air moved in half depending on rad density. You need to pay more attention to detail and numbers rather than using the 4in-4out rule. There are many variables in play here.

If you dont let the same amount of air off trought the exhaust vents, the air will find its way somwhere else out. Anything that goes in, has to come out smile.gif Of course you could set up your intake, to rev more, than the exhausts. But you still dont have the bottom mounts, you have to make them, and you have to dust filter them... for what...
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Hello guys,

Here's my setup

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Hello guys,

Here's my setup


Looks nice. Question Why are you stacking Fans? I see you have a double stack in the intake and double stack on the back.
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they were extras from my old build/case...and on the other side of the intake there's actually other rad...and I didn't have parts to do push/pull...so I thought double pull would do the sameish...
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they were extras from my old build/case...and on the other side of the intake there's actually other rad...and I didn't have parts to do push/pull...so I thought double pull would do the sameish...
I do understand that stacking fans seems like it would double the effect, but it doesn't. If a fan pushes 70CFM then putting one in series wont make the effect any higher, it just makes it loud.

The idea of push pull is that you push air from one side of the rad, which the density of the rad will resist a bit of the airflow, and then you pull the air through the rad from the other side for a small increment of airflow. You are better off removing the stacking as it doesn't help and only makes it louder.

And if you have thin rads with medium density, push pull won't make a significant difference.
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I do understand that stacking fans seems like it would double the effect, but it doesn't. If a fan pushes 70CFM then putting one in series wont make the effect any higher, it just makes it loud.

The idea of push pull is that you push air from one side of the rad, which the density of the rad will resist a bit of the airflow, and then you pull the air through the rad from the other side for a small increment of airflow. You are better off removing the stacking as it doesn't help and only makes it louder.

And if you have thin rads with medium density, push pull won't make a significant difference.

It can reduce the dead zone of the motor by about 10% depending on its size. smile.gif
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