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post #1 of 5
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Hello everyone!

I just finished my first small and simple mod yesterday. I have mounted two 140mm fan on my see through side panel.

But I have a question. I have set both of them to as intake fans. One of them is set right over my gpu and the other is set in between the HDD and the CPU.

I was wondering if having both these fans as intake units make the interior of the case hotter? I ask because I wanted to know if I'd be better off setting one as intake and the other as exhaust.

Please advise.

Thank you
post #2 of 5
well you dont want too much intake if you dont have a solid outtake. the reason for this is when you have to much air going into your case and not enough going out, air will float around and warm up before being expelled, this will hurt your in case ambient temps and therefore raise things like your core temps,(cpu, north/southbridge, and gpu).

if you have strong exhaust then by all means add intake but if your not to confident (i imagine two 140mm fans needs a b!tch of an exhaust) then set one to exhaust.

also if your setting one to exhaust, and the fans are lined on top of eachother, set the higher one to exhaust since hot air rises and cold air sinks.

hope that helps
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post #3 of 5
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Thanks for the tip!

Where the cpu fan is located there is a prefab. cut out for air to flow out of the case and I have a the rear fan as an exhaust unit. The cpu is 120mm and the rear fan is 80mm. Think this should be enough as far as exhaust to compensate for the two 140mm intakes?

BTW the two 140mm fans are set diagonal from one another. Just imagine your monitor screen as a side panel for your case. on the bottom left is one fan directly over the gpu and the other is more or less right above it and in the center. Don't know if can dipict that image but thats the configuration I have at the moment.
post #4 of 5
hmm i get what you mean. personally i would recommend trying both out. i would keep the lower gpu one as intake. and with the top one, try it as exhaust. look at your temps, and if your happy with them keep em, if you want to test a little more, make that top cpu one an intake.

i see you have a big typhoon, which takes in air from the top. so if your 140mm (top one) is above your big typhoon, making it an intake would allow fresh air to hit the fan. i would just try the top as exhaust first and then intake. but i would KEEP the bottom gpu one as intake seeing as you have two gpus that could use some fresh air
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thx again
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