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Yours should be intake. There aren't many spots for fans in the 800D to begin with since it's meant to be a water cooling case. In the instruction vid Jeff made the rear exhaust an intake which would negatively affect static pressure imho. But he did it. And so being that the 800D is a Corsair Flagship you'd think he knew what he was doing with it.

If you have a case with a lot of airflow(such as the HAF 932 does) then either way would be fine. But if you have more intake than exhaust I would not mess with static pressure by introducing any more intakes as the exhaust can't keep up with it.

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Hey, tried asking about this some days ago, but didn't get any answer. I got 2x GentleTyphoons at 1850RPM for P/P with my H50 and got 2x GentleTyphoon's 800RPM and one H50 stock fan that I want to use as case fans. I'm going to mount them in the top of the case (800D) but I don't know if I should mount them as intake or exhaust?
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Yours should be intake. There aren't many spots for fans in the 800D to begin with since it's meant to be a water cooling case. In the instruction vid Jeff made the rear exhaust an intake which would negatively affect static pressure imho. But he did it. And so being that the 800D is a Corsair Flagship you'd think he knew what he was doing with it.

If you have a case with a lot of airflow(such as the HAF 932 does) then either way would be fine. But if you have more intake than exhaust I would not mess with static pressure by introducing any more intakes as the exhaust can't keep up with it.

~Ceadder
This is something I have been wondering about since I mounted the H50 in the drivebay as intake, (HAF932).
I currently have 2x San Ace H1011 in push/pull as intake in teh drivebay with 2x 230mm front and side intake, along with another 1600rpm scythe S-flex at the bottom of the case as intake.
For exhaust im using 2x 1900rpm scythe kaze jyuni, (1 at rear, 1 at top) and another 1600rpm scythe S-flex for top exhaust.
So as it stands currently I have 5 as intake and 3 as exahust, I was wondering wether or not to change the side 230mm fan to exhaust tbh my temps are great with the current fan setup but ofc if I can improive my airflow/static pressure of my case I will

any thoughts on this chaps ?

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As far as I know when doing front intake, you want top and rear as exhaust side as intake like your setup. Thing is that having more intake than exhaust will dust your case although mine is fine.

About chaning the side as exhaust, well that is suggested when using top as intake etc.
Also, I don't like side exhaust because hot air is killing my legs
    
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Well, I've got the Push/Pull's as exhaust, but I don't know how the stock 800D fans are mounted? So, what do you think. Should I mount the three fans in the top as intake or exhaust?
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As far as I know when doing front intake, you want top and rear as exhaust side as intake like your setup. Thing is that having more intake than exhaust will dust your case although mine is fine.

About chaning the side as exhaust, well that is suggested when using top as intake etc.
Also, I don't like side exhaust because hot air is killing my legs
Thats fair, will leave it as intake then unless otherwised proven wrong

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If you have a pic of how your fans are set up(real life, not brochure pics) it would be a bit more helpful to figure out how to set yours up. I'd imagine that the top fans are set to intake not exhaust. But the brochure pics don't give us any information to work with other than 3x 140mm cooling system. So I imagine 2 are up top 1 in the bottom and one exhaust.

You can't put it at the bottom as the unit would never reach that spot unless you modded it.

Rear is exhaust and tops are intakes but I don't know if you can mount at the top because of mounting options. More than likely you can as I don't see Corsair being singleminded in the customers cooling options. So if it were me I would put it up top as an intake in one of the 140/120 mounts.

@ making 230 side fan exhaust idea. Great during the winter not so great during the summer. lol

~Ceadder

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Well, I've got the Push/Pull's as exhaust, but I don't know how the stock 800D fans are mounted? So, what do you think. Should I mount the three fans in the top as intake or exhaust?
 
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Yeah, I'll mount them as intake and take a pic tomorrow.
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Yours should be intake. There aren't many spots for fans in the 800D to begin with since it's meant to be a water cooling case. In the instruction vid Jeff made the rear exhaust an intake which would negatively affect static pressure imho. But he did it. And so being that the 800D is a Corsair Flagship you'd think he knew what he was doing with it.

If you have a case with a lot of airflow(such as the HAF 932 does) then either way would be fine. But if you have more intake than exhaust I would not mess with static pressure by introducing any more intakes as the exhaust can't keep up with it.

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Ok I'm going to have to explain this with little more detail because there is so much misinformation going it has people believing it that shouldn't. This hole thing about the airflow and how the 800D is only good for liquid cooling is nonsense. 1st off liquid cooling and air cooling are both based off a heat exchange. What would be bad for one would be bad for the other. Can we all stop this liquid cooling airflow psychobabble about the 800D. There are several factors people don't take into account. Lets compare the 800D to the HAF. The HAF has superior airflow, but several 800D club member have reported better temperatures when compare to their old HAF's. Why is that? Its because the 800D has superior cooling features. It has 3 separation of heat sources. The case design does not let allow for the mixing of hot and cold air. All heat sources have their own paths of ventilation. The 800D has the best cable management system of any case. You couldn't even run your wires messed up if you wanted to. Do to the design of the cable management system it actually does not affect your airflow once inside your case, as much as other cases. Less resistance means better airflow. Now lest look at resistance a lot of cases. These cases (like the HAF) have a front intake only to have HDD bay behind it. To do this very common design two thing go wrong. There is resistance and a heat transfer do to your HDD's. So now not only has the resistance of the HDD bay decreased your airflow, the HDD's them selves have absorbed the cool air entering the case and are now rejecting heat into your airflow. That hot air is now on your hardware, but wait a minute. Doesn't your hardware heatsinks or liquid cooling equipment both work off a heat transfer? Yes it does. But, is it going to work as good with the hotter air that is now inside your PC case? No do to the hotter air there is less of a give and take of heat. It is cooling but not as well as it should be. That is why the 800D has superior cooling features. Now if anyone in any case wants to further cool and or increase their airflow you can add a Drive Bay Coolers (5.25"). Check out the The Corsair H50 Accessory Permalink even if you don't have the H50 there are some helpful links.

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