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I say more exhaust is better. It's easier to expel the air inside a case than it is to push from one side to the other. Not only that, but more exhaust creates suction for easier intake as well.
post #12 of 14
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Heres my configuration:
Intake:
one 250mm Sidefan
one 120mm thunderblade upfront
one Tuniq tower fan upfront running at max setting

Exhaust:
one 120mm at back
one 80mm at back

Should i take off one of the intakes? The tuniq maybe?
Oh and what's the best way to get dust outta my system? Blower? Any precautions i should know about?
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you would probably be best off with more exhaust... but it depends on the case... for example, on my TT Shark, it has a huge vent on the side, so i run it with more exhaust which means that it sucks air in through the side...

with your case, you could either get better rear fans that push more CFM, or the alternative would be to take off the front intake, and just run the Tuniq and the side fan
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In my experience, having slightly more intake than exhaust is superior, most especially if you have intake filters.

It does depend a bit on layout and case however.

On my P182 I run my exhaust fans on low, and my intake fans on high.

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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
Not only that, but more exhaust creates suction for easier intake as well.
And more intake improves exhaust by creating positive pressure. These factors are pretty self evident and mostly meaningless.

However, you can generally get by with a system that has only exhaust fans. Having only an inteke fan, unless the case was built for it, would be a bad idea.
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