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This is my case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146077

At the moment I have 3 intake fans setup. The locations are side panel, bottom panel, and one in the front. As for exhaust, I have a push/pull setup in the rear with my Corsair H60 and one top exhaust fan. My question is should I reverse the top exhaust fan and turn it into another intake, thus leaving the rear push/pull as the only exhaust fans? Or should I go another route and remove one of the intake fans and create negative pressure?

I just recently got my 780 Classy and got to pondering the effects of the two different air pressure setups. If anyone could chime in, that would be greatly appreciated.
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I would always go with the positive pressure route in order to avoid excessive dust build up which, in negative pressure setups, can be sucked in through unfiltered cracks and opennings.

I would play around with the setup and see which gives you the best cooling results. That being said I would have the top as an intake fan so as to supply cool air to your H60.

Please remember that the creation of good airflow is more important than having a large amount of intake fans. thumb.gif
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I would always go with the positive pressure route in order to avoid excessive dust build up which, in negative pressure setups, can be sucked in through unfiltered cracks and opennings.

I would play around with the setup and see which gives you the best cooling results. That being said I would have the top as an intake fan so as to supply cool air to your H60.

Please remember that the creation of good airflow is more important than having a large amount of intake fans. thumb.gif

Duly noted, I'll test out turning my top exhaust into an intake tomorrow and see how it goes. Thanks for the input and if anyone else would like to chime in please do, I'll still be looking at this thread.
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Your EVGA 780 TDP is 250w.. almost twice what your CPU is.. so lots of heat when gaming being dumped inside of case.

I would experiment with fan placement to get optimum airflow to both by:
  • Raise case 30mm for better airflow to bottom fans. (my systems set on floor so I use castor bases)
  • 140mm fan bottom intake
  • 2x 120mm fans front intake
  • Remove unused PCI slot covers for better for better airflow front to back
  • Maybe move H60 to top front vent. and experiment as intake or exhaust.
  • Install magnetic mounting filters on all intakes. (Silverstone or DEMCiflex)

I keep track of what component temps are and also the air temp of going into component as compared to room temp. If the air going into component cooler is only a few degrees warmer than room all is good. If more than about 5c case airflow needs improvement.
Check out the case cooling link in my sig
Edited by doyll - 1/15/14 at 3:17am
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