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So I currently have a bottom 240 rad (RX240) configured as intake. My top 360 rad is configured as exhaust in push/pull. Other than that, the only other fan is the psu intake/exhaust in the bottom chamber, and the rear 140mm fan, currently exhausting. I've read a couple threads about making the top 360 as intake, but neither having included a bottom 240 rad. I've seen quite a few 800/700d builds with this configuration of rads, but can't really tell how the fans are placed.

My question to you is: How do you think the fans should be oriented (intake or exhaust) for each rad, and the rear 140mm? All fans intaking air will have some sort of filter, which i'll also have to figure out.

This is all cooling my sig rig.
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What I would do, would be to have the bottom rad as intake, the top rad as exhaust, and the 140 fan as intake.
    
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I have the top 360 as intake and the bottom as exhaust smile.gif
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I have my top 480 as intake, as in fans are in between the case the radiator and the fans are blowing into the case through the radiator.
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Originally Posted by fshizl;12219960 
I have my top 480 as intake, as in fans are in between the case the radiator and the fans are blowing into the case through the radiator.
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Originally Posted by wermad;12219942 
I have the top 360 as intake and the bottom as exhaust smile.gif

For those of you using intake any either rad, what do you use for filters if any.

Keep those suggestions coming!
Edited by sivarthcaz - 1/31/11 at 11:46pm
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I am mounting my GTX240 Sideways and adding Fan grills to both side panels. Then I will decide between Push/Pull or Pull/Pull
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For those of you using intake any either rad, what do you use for filters if any.

Keep those suggestions coming!

No filters, i just try to keep my room as dust free as possible.
post #8 of 23
If you want filters pick up ModRight Fan Filters from whoever has them the cheapest.
post #9 of 23
No filters just clean my computer once a month... i mean every week i open the case and use a duster to take the easily visible dust off of the video card and inside case, but once a month i use my air compressor and clean out the radiator.
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AirFlow.jpg

That's how mine is setup.
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