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Just built my gaming rig ...This is my current set up:

Coolermaster HAF 932

230 mm fan on the front bottom for intake
140mm on the bottom for intake
230 mm on the side panel for intake
my corsair power supply 140mm giving intake from the bottom
Corsair H70 water cooling 2x 120mm fan in the rear giving intake to cool cpu
230 mm fan on top for exhaust

Currently i have cold intake coming from the bottom and rear working its way up to exhausting on top.

im trying to get optimum cooling temps should i keep this set-up? or does anybody have any suggestions for better cooling ?
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make your rear fan exhaust to make the airflow better
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Most of the HAF owners switch that top 230mm fan to 2 or 3 120mm fan instead (better exhaust).



^ Not mine, btw.

I only put 2 GT's up on top since that last slot is partially covered by the case assembly.
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Originally Posted by reaper~ View Post
Most of the HAF owners switch that top 230mm fan to 2 or 3 120mm fan instead (better exhaust).



^ Not mine, btw.

I only put 2 GT's up on top since that last slot is partially covered by the case assembly.
most haf owners have to because of tripple rad they have their
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most haf owners have to because of tripple rad they have their
True. Here's mine.


Edited by reaper~ - 2/4/11 at 5:00pm
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I know some people have seen this before, but here is my airflow setup:



I do not believe in top exhaust, for two reasons:

1. In theory, air coning up from below is warmed by the various components in your case and delivers warm air to your heatsink, which is then crippled in the cooling it can deliver. A top intake, OTOH, delivers fresh air to the heatsink and allows it to work to its potential.

2. In practice, those who have switched from top exhaust to top intake have seen a 3-5c drop in cpu temps.

I also remove the rear fan and the rear grill. With no obstruction the air just flows out almost silently. No need to pull it out.
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I like that diagram you just gave me an idea .... Thanks for sharing that diagram
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Quote:
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I know some people have seen this before, but here is my airflow setup:



I do not believe in top exhaust, for two reasons:

1. In theory, air coning up from below is warmed by the various components in your case and delivers warm air to your heatsink, which is then crippled in the cooling it can deliver. A top intake, OTOH, delivers fresh air to the heatsink and allows it to work to its potential.

2. In practice, those who have switched from top exhaust to top intake have seen a 3-5c drop in cpu temps.

I also remove the rear fan and the rear grill. With no obstruction the air just flows out almost silently. No need to pull it out.

how do you get that 80 mm fan in there ?
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Originally Posted by Aknolidge View Post
how do you get that 80 mm fan in there ?
There are two 80mm fans. They are Velcro'd to the top of the DVD drive:



The next time I revamp, I will swap the DVD and the IO unit. Since the IO unit takes up less than a third the length of the DVD player, I'll have room for a 120mm fan on top of the DVD player, behind the IO unit.
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