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I have made some pics of the basic layout of my case with fans and airflow (green arrows). Pls, am open to suggestions or comments... want to get it in good shape for new quad core but dont want to pay too much to further upgrade it

Also if you have any queries bout the pics throw them at me as well

    
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QX6700 B3 stepping Asus P5B-E revision 1.01 Palit ATI Radeon X1950 GT 2×1GB Kingston PC2-5300 
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Maxtor 6L160M0 SATA 120GB Corsair 620W HX-62F A Top X-Blade 
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Good Case Air Flow,

Do forget to read the best practices:

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Originally Posted by Artagra
Well, it's different in every case (excuse the pun!) but some good general rules of thumb are:
  1. Try and have equal intakes and exhausts. If you have to have more of one, have more exhausts than intakes.
  2. Passive intakes work better than passive exhausts - ie, the benefits of adding two intakes to a case with two exhausts are pretty low, so if you are on a budget or going for silence then just stick with exhausts. (Note - front intakes do create direct airflow onto a hdd or hdds, which is important, so if you have a front intake it's most probably worth keeping to keep the hdd cool.
  3. Side intakes are great, although often running them passively will give very similar results - especially if your CPU fan is blowing against them. And in some cases, ducting and running passive will give *better* results than an active fan.
  4. Exhausts at the top of a case are great, but don't get rid of your back exhaust - you don't want a hot 'bubble' of air by your cpu / ram.
  5. Bigger fans push more air at the same noise level, or the same air at a lower noise level.
  6. Deeper fans generally do not improve CFM (ie airflow), but they may improve pressure, which is important with radiators. Likewise, stacking fans onto one another (ie fan blowing into a fan) does not increase CFM but does increase pressure and noise.
Good Job anyway
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