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Hi everyone, not the greatest builder in the world, but I am putting all my new parts into a new case, a CM690II advanced case, and have the parts in my sig rig.

My question is, what would be the best way to mount all the fans? I have created 2 scenarios below, please feel free to suggest alternatives if you think it will be better. Just a note, I can add another 120/140mm fan to the bottom of the case, in front of the PSU as intake, not sure if that make a difference?

Really appreciate the help, and sorry if this is a really basic question...I have searched and seen conflicting answers. I don't want to mess too much with changing things around, like I said, I am a bit nervous when it comes to this stuff frown.gif


Option 1: H60 Intake


Option 2: H60 Exhaust


If I added the bottom 120/140mm as intake to each

Option 3: H60 Intake with bottom intake


Option 4: H60 Exhaust with bottom intake

Edited by inflikted - 7/17/13 at 11:22am
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updated pics
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post #3 of 8
I say mount the H60 on the bottom as an intake, never use a CPU cooler as an exhaust, my temps went up almost 15C because of that.
Either that or option 1 with one of the top fans on the bottom as an intake.
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I say mount the H60 on the bottom as an intake, never use a CPU cooler as an exhaust, my temps went up almost 15C because of that.
Either that or option 1 with one of the top fans on the bottom as an intake.

Not sure it will reach the bottom to mount

Would a bottom fan interfere with the front fan's intake?
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Originally Posted by inflikted View Post

Not sure it will reach the bottom to mount

Would a bottom fan interfere with the front fan's intake?
Not really, it would just blow at more of an upwards angle then straight in, would help airflow.
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Not really, it would just blow at more of an upwards angle then straight in, would help airflow.

makes sense i suppose
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anyone else want to add anything before i go ahead with the build?
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Option 3 is the best. The front and bottom intake would feed your GPU and the H60 would bring in air to cool the CPU from the back and exhaust the hot air immediately out the top.
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