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Paint Drawn Version of the Case:


Is the air intake I've got rigged up the best way? Back fan is larger than the rest.

The one on the left is the window side panel.
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The biggest one in the back should be an exhaust like the one on the top, the side and front should be intake.
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post #3 of 17
The Fans at the back escpecially the big fan should be an exhaust and all the front fans an Intake.
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
The biggest one in the back should be an exhaust like th one on the top, the side and front should be intake.
Should I just take the fan off and reverse it? Or is their a way to make it spin backwards?
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post #5 of 17
you have to flip them over
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post #6 of 17
What I read here and works perfect for me is:
Front, Side=Intake...
Rear, Top=Exhaust...
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post #7 of 17
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Thanks guys seems like everyone wants the back one as exhaust. Time to change that.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by m|dg3t
Should I just take the fan off and reverse it? Or is their a way to make it spin backwards?
Just un screw it and flip it around so its blowing out of the case.
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post #9 of 17
install a finger safe guard on the exhaust if you using a high speed fan to prevent it hurt your hand. I got cut one when trying to change a TT big typhoon fan with the computer power-on. It's hurt really bad
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Originally Posted by m|dg3t
Thanks guys seems like everyone wants the back one as exhaust. Time to change that.
Well--most cases are layed out so that cool air enters the front (and side) and warm air exits the back (and top). If you ty to use the rear fan for an inlet the PSU fan(s) will get most of it before it does the mobo, HS etc. much good--you will then have a really cool PSU and a warm PC lol.

Considering that warm air rises this is the most efficient way to move it through the case--some case designs vary from this by compartmentalizing the PSU or flipping the Mobo "upside down" or flat
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