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Im replacing all of the stock fans with red led fans with good airflow. The mockup shows the fans that are going to be in use, just wondering if this is the best configuration for this setup? im curious whether the front 120mm should be outtake or intake consider it has 2 intake 120mm right next to it? please can some experts check over this idea and suggest any improvements thanks
Rowey
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You should use the front as an Intake.

And your top 200mm fan is going to just cycle hot air with one another.
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You should use the front as an Intake.

And your top 200mm fan is going to just cycle hot air with one another.
so should i use the top 200mm (x2) as intake or exhaust?
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I would use them as exhaust.

Though Intake could work as well.
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post #5 of 11
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I would use them as exhaust.

Though Intake could work as well.
which would be the better of the two choices in your opinion?
ill switch the 3 120mm at the front to intake and the exhaust to exhaust. then the top 200mm to do...
post #6 of 11
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which would be the better of the two choices in your opinion?
ill switch the 3 120mm at the front to intake and the exhaust to exhaust. then the top 200mm to do...
Using the top two as Intakes could net you better temps but could also draw in more dust.

As exhaust, both of those fans will pull air in through your side panel, putting it to use.
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post #7 of 11
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ill go with them as intakes, the dust isn't a big deal. ive got an air compressor downstairs thankyou for you guidance -Rowey
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ill go with them as intakes, the dust isn't a big deal. ive got an air compressor downstairs thankyou for you guidance -Rowey
You should use the front 140 as intake, the 2 sides as intake, and leave the top and rear as exhaust. Heat rises. The Phantom has such a nice setup there's no need to mess with it like this, but do what you must.

Having the sides, the front, and roof fans as intake is going to create unwanted turbulence, and may leave some areas completely stale.

Try it if you want, but I wouldn't expect anything to come of it.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 1/21/11 at 6:39am
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http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-settings.html

There's a nice little general guide to airflow.

Though it's obviously a different case, it seems like it would be better to have the top as exhaust rather than intake, though not by a lot. Too much intake though could lead to some pockets of deadair, in theory.
    
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http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-settings.html

There's a nice little general guide to airflow.

Though it's obviously a different case, it seems like it would be better to have the top as exhaust rather than intake, though not by a lot. Too much intake though could lead to some pockets of deadair, in theory.
This is what I was trying to say. There are going to be sections of the case with no air"flow" whatsoever.
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