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i just took the side panel off to see how cool my 2 120 side intakes make my cpu and my cpu's temp actually got lower. is it possible to have to many intake fans?
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Its probably just because you took your side panel off.

Try just unplugging those side fans and putting the door back on.



Also, side fans can make temps worse because they do mess up airflow. I removed mine.
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yeah thats what im going to try next
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my 250mm side fan actually helps my temps. hits my NB and keeps it below 38C get to about 46C with side pannel off.
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As long as you have the equal amount exhaust fans to support it, I think ull be fine. People forget that exhausting the air is just as important.
    
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My 250mm side fan helped too. But I also have an 80mm on the bottom and top, a 120mm in the rear and the 80mm and 120mm in my psu. All blow out except the 250mm which is my intake! Works pretty well!!
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post #7 of 9
You have to keep an airflow to benefit from your fans...

the same amount the gets in the case has to go out... (equal CFM)

The hot air naturally goes up...

So the best thing is to put exhausts on the back and top side, while the intakes should be on the lower part of the front and left panels, so they'll blow the cold air over the components and the exhausts will get rid of this air that got hot... and by doing that you will keep your psu blowing air to the right side! lol
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post #8 of 9
Air flow is a funny thing, I usually spend some time flipping fans around or even removing some to get the best results. Sometimes it doesn't make sense why it works but it's the results that count. Too much positive flow can cause an air lock though. A steady directional flow is the key, usually front bottom of the case to top rear.
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the general rule of thumb is have more air getting exhausted than intaked. You always want more fans taking air out than drawing it in. And i can say that the side fan in my case always messed up the airflow as well.
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