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I'm currently modding my case and planned on using this fan configuration (see attachment). I am just wondering if this is too much cool air coming in and not enough exhaust coming out? The reason I have the fans set up like they are is because my video card and motherboard run very hot, so I'm trying to blow as much cool air onto them as possible. Can I pull this off with my exhaust or should I put another exhaust fan in my side panel?

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If I were you I would put in 1 or 2 more exhaust, but that's cuz I'm paranoid. xD
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Yeah. I agree. Put one of those as an exhaust. You want to have your intake and exhaust be as equal as possible.
 
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With positive pressure hot air will stay in the case a bit longer, so balanced pressure is optimal.
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Which one/where should I put the exhaust, I'm kinda running out of space lol.
    
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Where's your PSU? I'd try below the rear fan or another one on the top.
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hot air rises
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Where's your PSU? I'd try below the rear fan or another one on the top.
I can't fit any more on my case besides the side panel (my psu is on top). I'm thinking maybe flip the 120mm fan right next to the huge 250mm one to exhaust the gpu air?
    
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post #9 of 44
I don't know how well that would work, maybe move them a bit farther apart if you haven't started modding the side panel.
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post #10 of 44
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Yeah I haven't started yet. If you feel like coming up with your own fan scheme, please share. I'd love to see what you would do.
    
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