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Hey I just ordered this case a couple days ago and I was wondering other peoples opinions on the best way to set up fans facing which direction and so forth, any thoughts? (I have more 120mm fans than i know what to do with!) I want to have an Eisberg 240L Prestige in p/p mounted at the top but other than that I don't know


Edited by iPDrop - 7/27/13 at 8:39pm
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From what it looks like, I would leave the front and side 230mm fans as they are (I assume they're pushing air into the case). The 140mm exhaust on the back is probably fine. You said you wanted to mount a 240mm radiator under the top of the case. It's usually recommended that you have those fans facing upwards, blowing air out the top of the case as the radiator is designed to dissipate heat, rather that cool. You can also mount a third 120mm fan on the top towards the front. Judging by the product pages, it doesn't look like you can mount 120mm fans anywhere else on the case without modifications. I hope this answers your question.
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It does, thanks for your input. As far as the directions of the fans something like this?:

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I am assuming the bottom arrow is the 230mm side fan and the bottom left arrow is the PSU fan? Please correct me if I'm wrong about that.

Your PSU blows air out the back of the case, and your 140mm exhaust fan on the rear should be blowing air out the back. The front and top fan configurations look fine though.

EDIT: Constant, linear airflow in a case is always optimal. In your diagram, you have two fans on the front and back blowing into each other, which I don't recommend doing.
Edited by Ron953 - 7/27/13 at 9:58pm
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So something more like this?:

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Yep! This should give you satisfactory results. It's good to keep in mind the rule of thumb that hot air rises. And one more thing, if you're planing on it, I would recommend against installing an intake fan on the bottom of the case, it will suck up all of the dust and small particles on whatever surface the case is resting on. Even if you put a filter on it, it would just be one more thing to take out and clean. I wish you luck on your new build!
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Thanks for all your help : ))
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Air does not always flow the way we think it will so it's a good idea to check what the air temps are different places inside of your case.

You can do this with a cheap indoor/outdoor wired remote or terrarium digital thermometer to monitor air temps. Twist a piece of stiff insulated wire into the last 8" of sensor lead so you can bend it to position sensor where you want it... like an inch in front of your GPU cooler/radiator intake.. to see what the air temp going into CPU / GPU cooler is compared to room temp. The closer it is to room temp the better.. Shouldn't be more 5c maximum, 2-3c is what I usually end up with after 30 minutes full load on both CPU and GPU.
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