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i have a layout of what i have planned for reconstructing my computer. ( took about 5 mins plz dont hate on my paint skillz xD )

I want to keep the 8800gt cool while having the proper flow in the correct direction. I may have added too many with the one in front of the PCI slots, but those LED's are gonna look sweet...Plz give your opinions, criticism or approval!
post #2 of 13
Only two intake fans? Looks like it from what I can see...you should ideally have one or two front panel intake fans to create a "windtunnel" effect in your case...doesn't have to be overly powerful fans, just some sort of intake airflow in the same direction as your exhaust.
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Im running 3 intake fans and 4 exhaust fans

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I have a coolermaster cavalier...wont be pretty to have a front intake. I was working with stuff that wouldn't require too much cutting/molding. I could put a fan on the side as intake though. here's a link for my case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119074
there was an 80mm fan in front of the HD's but there was no where for it to get fresh air from so i took it out. In my drawing the left side is the back and the right is the front.
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Im running 3 intake fans and 4 exhaust fans

That bottom fan should be intake...
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That bottom fan should be intake...
He'd have too much intake then. You want more exhuast than intake (to rid of the heat, instead of keep it there). I say he should move the fan back, or get rid of it alltogeather.
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He'd have too much intake then. You want more exhuast than intake (to rid of the heat, instead of keep it there). I say he should move the fan back, or get rid of it alltogeather.
It's pretty pointless to have a bottom fan exhausting considering the coolest air in the case is on the bottom...
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That fan near the ram should be blowing up, not down. Works with the heat as opposed to fighting it.
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He'd have too much intake then. You want more exhuast than intake (to rid of the heat, instead of keep it there). I say he should move the fan back, or get rid of it alltogeather.
erm, no. he wants it intake because of the way the heat moves. It will be blowing more cold air out than hot air.
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so you're saying my bottom one should be intake along with the fan sitting at the bottom of the case...both would blow on the gfx card, so is that alright...i revised my picture. ( i can't have any front intake unless i open up my drive bay door)
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This is the way i always think of it, because you want your intake at front and at bottom where it is coolest... the heat rises so you want exhaust at top and rear.. so if in red then you should have exhaust blue area then i would have intake.. its not perfect and peoples cases vary soooo its really about what works best for you
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