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post #11 of 17
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I have the same case TJ09 and which pattern you ended up with?

I'm thinking Rear fan exhaust 2 intake?
My setup: "Gill" middle fan: Intake. Top two fan mounts: Exhaust. Rear fan: Exhaust.

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post #12 of 17
Ohhh was the temp nice?

What about Middle: intake 2topRear)exhaust (Front)intake rear: exhaust?

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post #13 of 17
On the antec 900 case i am having the two front 120mm fans on intake which then bows air through the case to the top / rear where a 200mm and a 120mm suck air out..

This set up drags a lot of air over the moterboard which is what should be the aim of case cooling. Shift the hot air.

I also am having an extra 120mm fan mounted on the rear of a hard drive cage which blows yet more air across the motherboard and out the back.

The side fan will be on intake blowing air across the GFX card and up to the exhaust fans..

As heat rises, exhausts at the rear / top of the case works best.
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post #14 of 17
Rocker, i don't think you'll notice any real temp difference by putting an extra fan on back of the middle bay. it seems like kind of a silly idea to me. i don't know why they even included the bracket.
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post #15 of 17
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Ohhh was the temp nice?

What about Middle: intake 2topRear)exhaust (Front)intake rear: exhaust?

*don't mind the drawing*
I tried that combination (love the drawing, by the way! ), but it didn't improve temperatures any. What it did was produce a dead spot of air where the DIMM slots were, and disturbed the path of air to my HSF (Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme with the fans blowing vertically to the top). It somewhat starved the HSF of some air flow. On a horizontally-oriented fan HSF, it might produce some benefit by introducing a source of air to feed the fan, but I only just received a Noctua NH-U12F, which can be oriented horizontally (unlike the Ultra 120) on a Socket 939 motherboard. I'll have to test this, though.

On my setup, it also didn't cool the northbridge chipset as much. I'm afraid that my gaming rig's chipset probably tapped out when I ran this combination; my chipset temps went up by almost ten degrees with the combination of front top fan intake + rear top fan exhaust.

As with everything in the dark art of overclocking, YMMV.

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post #16 of 17
i would have it blow on it. i have a 250mm fan blowung on my...... well whole board lol. so have it blow in
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post #17 of 17
I think I'll let the top-back be exhaust or empty while the top-front intake?
I'm about to order on a Vantec Spectrum PCI cooler, will it work with my 8800gtx?
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