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Help with fan positioning

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I just recently bought a coolermaster storm scout case and i have everything hooked up. My question is, i installed 2 120mm side fans but im not sure if they should be exhaust or intake for the side of the case. My CPU zalman fan is exhausting upward into the fan on the top of the case, and my rear fan exhausts as well. The only intake fan as of now is the front. So should my side fans be intake or exhaust? Thanks.
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post #2 of 4
Hi.

Side panel fans are generally installed as intakes so that the GPU(s) receive fresh air.
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Thats what my original thought was whenever i was installing the fans. I just wanted to clarify that i was getting the best airflow for my pc. Cant afford overheating.
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post #4 of 4
Id have all the case fans (except for top fan) as intake
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