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What would be the best airflow for my case? I just installed my new water cooling (cpu only) a few days ago and I need to know what would give me the best airflow through my computer.

Below I have a highly detailed schematic of the airflow in my case. The life-like realism of the drawing will make it easy to comprehend.



heres my case for reference

The two 80mm fans in the back (6 & 5) were originally intake, i turned them around when i put the radiator in. The 120mm case fan (3) is blowing air out of the case (just in case you were in awe of the realism of it). And I added another fan in the front of the case (put original fan @ 2 and added this thermaltake fan @ 1)

I'm thinking i have to change something, I'm just not sure what. So what fan should blow where? Or is it fine the way it is?
    
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post #2 of 10
Good, but the side panel fan should be intake.
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post #3 of 10
top and back of the pute is for wxhaust the rest should be intake
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Alright, sounds good. Thanks! Now wires won't get caught in the 120mm fan blades as often
    
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post #5 of 10
ps dont tear the yellow stuff of the temp sensor eithr if u do it will read 80-90 at all times
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
top and back of the pute is for wxhaust the rest should be intake
Basically, what he said. The reason for this is that hot air rises. That's why you see a lot of cases with higher exhaust fans in back and lower intake fans in front.

The fan on your Vid card should be blowing AT your card, however, just like CPU fans blowing at your CPU (except for side mounted CPU fans, which should blow towards exhaust and not fight against the airflow in the case.)
    
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post #7 of 10
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Yeah that makes sense. My video card fan is blowing AT my card BTW, sorry if thats unclear in my ultra detailed drawing
    
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by gamer_013 View Post
Yeah that makes sense. My video card fan is blowing AT my card BTW, sorry if thats unclear in my ultra detailed drawing
Oh yeah.. lol. But why do you have that black arrow by the video card pointing down?
    
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post #9 of 10
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I was trying to show that the 120mm fan (3) was blowing outward (towards you), kinda hard to show with paint
    
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post #10 of 10
I didn't know u were so artistically talented.
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