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I currently own a HAF 932 chassis, and recently bought a Corsair H70. I want to optimize my overall cooling...

230 fan front of my chassis for intake
230 fan on the side of the chassis for intake
140 fan on the bottom for intake
230 fan on top of my chassis for exhaust

Basically im intaking cold air from the bottom and exhausting hot air towards the top and rear of my rig.

Corsair H70 recommends to configure my push-pull in the back as an intake for maximum performance. Will this interfere with my air flow around my chassis? Is there a way i can configure this to have a steady cooling air flow? Or if i decide to do the rear fan as an intake i'll only have my top fan to exhaust will this kill my components?

I will be running on:
Asus p6td mobo
Core I7-950 overclocked to about 4.0ghz
12gb ddr3 ram
640gb @ 7200rpm
1tb @ 5400 rpm
GTX 570 superclocked
Corsair HX 850w

It'll be running pretty hot with all the hardware. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 10
I wouldn't put the H70 as intake in your case. (No pun intended)

You'll see minimal decreases in CPU temp in exchange for bringing hot air to your motherboard and similar areas.

In your case I think you should do as such.

Front/Bottom/Side=Intake
Top=Exhaust
H70=Exhausting out the rear.
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Personally, I would remove the bottom intake fan. I find that negative air pressure is better than positive, as do many other people. More intake than exhaust leads to positive pressure, while more exhaust than intake leads to negative. Basically, positive pressure can leave hot spots in the case since all the air being brought in cannot be exhausted. To attempt to make up for this, air will be pushed out of any air holes and openings. With more exhaust, there won't be hot spots of air since it'll push out more air than is being brought into the case. To make up for this, air will be sucked through holes/cracks/openings into in an attempt to equalize the pressure.
    
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Personally, I would remove the bottom intake fan. I find that negative air pressure is better than positive, as do many other people. More intake than exhaust leads to positive pressure, while more exhaust than intake leads to negative. Basically, positive pressure can leave hot spots in the case since all the air being brought in cannot be exhausted. To attempt to make up for this, air will be pushed out of any air holes and openings. With more exhaust, there won't be hot spots of air since it'll push out more air than is being brought into the case. To make up for this, air will be sucked through holes/cracks/openings into in an attempt to equalize the pressure.
For OP:

On a positive note, positive pressure afaik helps reduce dust collection.

But if you don't mind that, negative pressure is the way to go since you're looking to improve overall cooling.
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Originally Posted by dcyli View Post
For OP:

On a positive note, positive pressure afaik helps reduce dust collection.

But if you don't mind that, negative pressure is the way to go since you're looking to improve overall cooling.
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Pantyhose filters!
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Pantyhose filters!
This +10,000

So effective yet so easy.
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Hey I like your explanation about the cooling, I mean I'm still new to this ***** you know i'm trying to learn more about cooling since i'm planning on overclocking... Do you think i should put my psu which has a 140mm fan upside down exhausting from the bottom, next to it i have a 140 mm fan also should i remove it or switch to exhausting from the bottom as well? Just leaving the side 230 mm and the front 230 mm for intake? While the 2x 120 mm rear for exhaust and the top 230 mm for exhaust?

I'm planning on switching the top 230 mm for 3x120 mm and the side 230 mm for 4 120 mm just for optimum cooling.

Again I like your explanation and I'm new to this so any advice I'll appreciate.
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Regarding pantyhose filters: are there any photos of that in action?

... Probably one of the strangest questions I've asked...
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Regarding pantyhose filters: are there any photos of that in action?

... Probably one of the strangest questions I've asked...
Not sure, but it's a common dust filter.
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