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I just bought three fm121s. I put one on my big typhoon, which lowered my cpu temp by 3c. I am going to put another an an intake in place of the upper hdd slot. the last I am going to use as an exhaust. Should I put it in the top slot, or the back of the case for better airflow?
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Well if I'm not mistaken the Big typhoon blows down on the board so it somewhat disturbs the air flow through the case front to back. So i would put it as the exhaust to try and help equalize the air pressure through the case so the air doesn't become so stagnant.

Just a thought hopefully you will get some more input!
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I have the P182 same case. Are you talking about the blow whole in the top back of the case. The answer is NO! It's worthless and it doesn't move any air and it's just an additional noise maker. I removed mine. I put silencing foam over it. I don't suggest you put anything there.
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I have the P182 same case. Are you talking about the blow whole in the top back of the case. The answer is NO! It's worthless and it doesn't move any air and it's just an additional noise maker. I removed mine. I put silencing foam over it. I don't suggest you put anything there.
Man, i agree! I recently realized that it does NOTHING to improve air flow or cool anything down. The only time i can say it was useful was when its really cold and you flip the fan so it blows that cool air into the case. Otherwise, ive decided to remove it as well. Im gonna buy some HVAC tape.
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