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^This. The PSU needs the air.
I'd say the 2 top fans as exhaust as well. Unless that AC vent is within a few feet of the case?
I had my 2 top fans as intake one time. I flipped them both over and got better temps for some reason. But then again I have 2 fans on my side so it's probably quite different from yours.

stupid question but I don't remember if all PSU fans are intake or exhaust. Am I blowing air under the case or is it trying to suck air from the bottom? I am asking so I know if the PSU exhausts out the back, is that hot air being sucked up into my H80's intake? So the game plan right now is all front and side panel case fans will be intake. The top two fans and the H80 will be exhaust. And depending on the PSU airflow I may see if the fan will blow in the case after finding out if my cpu cable can be rearranged to reach the otherway. Right? Wow I didn't expect such a big project today but today is my day so might as well.
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stupid question but I don't remember if all PSU fans are intake or exhaust. Am I blowing air under the case or is it trying to suck air from the bottom? I am asking so I know if the PSU exhausts out the back, is that hot air being sucked up into my H80's intake? So the game plan right now is all front and side panel case fans will be intake. The top two fans and the H80 will be exhaust.
That's how I would do it.
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And depending on the PSU airflow I may see if the fan will blow in the case after finding out if my cpu cable can be rearranged to reach the otherway. Right? Wow I didn't expect such a big project today but today is my day so might as well.
Leave the PSU as is. Typically the PSU will make it so that it exhausts to the back so yeah, it should be intaking from the bottom. I usually use a napkin or toilet paper to see which way the fan is blowing.

But do put something under the case or raise it off the carpet some. Mostly for preventive measures. I have hardwood flooring and I still raised it off the floor some.
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Thanks for your advice. I have to check out this new computer shop in the neighborhood and see what they are all about and when I get home I will try the airflow setup as suggested. I will let you all know the results after testing.
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Coupla books to get it off the carpet would work too. wink.gif

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I'm using a couple of 1" x 2" pieces of wood for mine. I wanted to get case feets but bought a fan controller instead.
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I had a piece of glass from a tv stand, and stuck that under my wifes compy that sits on the floor, only disadvantage is its a dusty as mofo.
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That's how I would do it.
Leave the PSU as is. Typically the PSU will make it so that it exhausts to the back so yeah, it should be intaking from the bottom. I usually use a napkin or toilet paper to see which way the fan is blowing.
But do put something under the case or raise it off the carpet some. Mostly for preventive measures. I have hardwood flooring and I still raised it off the floor some.

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Coupla books to get it off the carpet would work too. wink.gif
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I'm using a couple of 1" x 2" pieces of wood for mine. I wanted to get case feets but bought a fan controller instead.

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I had a piece of glass from a tv stand, and stuck that under my wifes compy that sits on the floor, only disadvantage is its a dusty as mofo.

All sounds like good ideas but the closest I can come to that I can use right now is a big piece of cardboard. Will this be enough for now?
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yea the card board should be fine, double it up and it will support the computer.
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Good enough. Worry about the aesthetics later. I'm just concerned for the PSU is all.
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OK folks, I rerouted my airflow as suggested but I am coming to the conclusion this time of day gives an unfair disadvantage as it is 109*F outside and even with the house's thermostat set at 78*F I am sweating just sitting here. Anyway as of right now with my top fans and H80 set to exhaust and my side panel and front set to intake, my motherboard appears to be 2*C cooler, my video card is a whopping 7*C cooler, but my cpu is between 1 to 4*C hotter than it averaged last night at 61*C at its highest. For those that don't know the max for my Phenom II 965 is 62*C. Too close. Last night when I tested with IBT I was between 54*C to 57*C. But it was also probably 88*F outside too probably coolings everything down a bit. I will IBT later tonight so I can get fairer results and we will see if there is any improvement. I will let you know.

Oh yeah one more thing. with such a big drop in temps on my video card now that my lower side panel fan is intake I thought to grab an old case fan from my storage and tried installing one on my upper side panel to cool the top. unfortunately it won't fit being the panel won't close where the H80 is located so unfortunately that is out. We will just see how tonight goes.
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