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Hello,

I have a watercooled 650D with a 200mm rad in the front, a 280mm rad at the top and a 120mm rad at the back.

On the front rad I have a 180mm air penetrator as intake, on the top rad I have two Noiseblocker PK3's as exhaust and on the back rad I have a gentle typhoon as an intake.

Is there a more optimal fan setup for my build?

Any advice is greatly appreciated thumb.gif
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Here is a customary doodle showing my setup where yellow indicates fans and red indicates radiators.



The arrows show the current air flow direction.
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the only thing i would have done differently is have the back fan exhaust so you arent pulling in dust from wherever your pc is tucked into
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the only thing i would have done differently is have the back fan exhaust so you arent pulling in dust from wherever your pc is tucked into

The computer is on a desk so I am not too concerned about dust and would ideally like the maximum performance possible.
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with all those rads i really dont think you could squeeze out any lower temps biggrin.gif. dust will gather on the wires in the back so just remember that is where your fan is pulling in air from.
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with all those rads i really dont think you could squeeze out any lower temps biggrin.gif. dust will gather on the wires in the back so just remember that is where your fan is pulling in air from.

Yeah I think I am out of room for more rads/fans biggrin.gif

I could run with the meshed side panel and maybe have a fan on there, but that would totally screw up my aesthetics redface.gif
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if you could add intakes to the bottom of your case it wouldnt hurt anything rolleyes.gif
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if you could add intakes to the bottom of your case it wouldnt hurt anything rolleyes.gif

Currently have my harddrive cage (1 SSD, 2 HDD) there so would need to relocate those to somewhere else...

Any ideas on somewhere creative to put them? biggrin.gif
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Here is a customary doodle showing my setup where yellow indicates fans and red indicates radiators.



The arrows show the current air flow direction.

This is the best really, slightly positive pressure with the hot air going out the top.

Nothing better really, I have a similar set-up. Intake at the bottom and rear with exhaust at the top.
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if you could add intakes to the bottom of your case it wouldnt hurt anything rolleyes.gif

Currently have my harddrive cage (1 SSD, 2 HDD) there so would need to relocate those to somewhere else...

Any ideas on somewhere creative to put them? biggrin.gif

Secure the SSDs behind your motherboard tray? And the HDD in the optical-drive location?
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