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ok so i want to get the best preformance out of my case fans that i can get, i currently have the CM Storm Sniper case with 3 200mm fans and 1 120 mm fan.

i currently have it setup so i have the front 200mm, the side case 200mm, and the back 120mm as intake fans, i have 1 200mm fan on top of the case set to exaust.

my questions are:
What if i set my top 200MM fan to intake and my rear 120mm to exaust, will that help or will that be to much airflow in and not enough out?

what would be your optimal setup for this

*note the bottom 120mm fan isnt here yet*
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post #2 of 5
to be honest you have it ste up perfectly, I run a Coolermaster HAF X and thats the exact same way i run my fan setup, only i have the extra 200mm top fan. When i was on air i saw a 2c case temp drop by running my fans this way.
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post #3 of 5
To add to this... you should always have your top fans as exhaust, reason being heat rises. I would not recommend putting you top fan/s as intake.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 C300 128GB SSD's, 2 1TB WD Blacks, 2TB WDUSB3 2 Lite-on Sata Dvd Multis WIN 7 ULTIMATE X64 3x Samsung 226B Monitors and Samsung 46" LED HDTV 
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post #4 of 5
front and sides are always intake,back and top are always exhaust, that's typically best performance setup.
post #5 of 5
My phantom runs 2 top exhaust, 2 side intake, 1 front intake and 1 back exhaust and ive been told thats as good as airflow gets in my case, so just keep yours the same, as it sounds like what could be the best setup for your case
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