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Should I rotate my case fans?

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My case fan orientation has always troubled me. I have an Antec P182. I have a TRUE with a 120mm fan blowing towards the rear of my case from the front edge of the TRUE. The rear case fan is blowing the same way, out of the case. The top fan is blowing into the case but it is right on top of the TRUE. I feel like the TRUE fan and the top case fan are fighting eachother. Should I make the top fan exhaust also?

For intake I have a fan at the front of my case in the middle bay. It is in front of my raptor HDD.
post #2 of 4
I'd say yes.

I'd experiment a little, but generally top and back fans should be exhaust, and front/bottom intake.

You might even consider removing the top fan alltogether, so that you get a nice even flow from front to back. Even with the top as exhaust, the turbulence might cause issues.

But again, experimentation is the best way to find out.
    
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Yea I thought about removing it entirely. It is a big decision because there is literally 2mm if clearance between the top of my TRUE fan mount brackets and the case fan. It's going to be a PITA to remove. If I have to remove the mobo I am NOT going to mess with the fan. It can keep its turbulence.
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if you have soldering skills and are comfortable with it you could just reverse the wiring :-P
    
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