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regardless of which fans you decide on you should look to have the top fans as an exhaust, not intake.

Top and rear exhaust and bottom, side and front as intake.

Also depending on how many 5.25" drives you have you can stuff a 140mm frame fan in the drive bay like I did to blow towards your CPU cooler.

I used the standard CoolerMaster 140mm that was exhaust as the one in my drive bay behind the mesh grill. The single DVD drive is in the lowest possible slot and the 140mm is sitting directly on top of it.

You may need to use a 3 pin extension though if you plan on going this route.
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Also depending on how many 5.25" drives you have you can stuff a 140mm frame fan in the drive bay like I did to blow towards your CPU cooler.

I used the standard CoolerMaster 140mm that was exhaust as the one in my drive bay behind the mesh grill. The single DVD drive is in the lowest possible slot and the 140mm is sitting directly on top of it.

You may need to use a 3 pin extension though if you plan on going this route.

Hey thanx for the tip on those coolermaster 120's those were exactly the ones i was going for lol

Also that 140 mm on top of the dvd drive sounds savvy im going to try that.
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regardless of which fans you decide on you should look to have the top fans as an exhaust, not intake.

Top and rear exhaust and bottom, side and front as intake.

My psu is on top in-taking air and exhausting out the rear. I really don't want to put my psu upside down since its going to intake all the hot air that is coming from the bottom, maybe i'm wrong if someone can give me solid facts i'll decide to put my psu upside down and the the 2x 120 mm fans next to my psu to exhaust. Also, the reason i put my psu on top instead of the bottom is to put 2 x 120 mm fans, since the bottom of the chassis intakes the coolest air. I rather go with positive air all around and get the most cooling also worrying less about dust accumulating and let the negative air go through the rear. This way most of my components will receiving cooled air with the exception of worrying about some hot spots since i have plenty of positive air coming through at every angle.

If i decide to go with 120 mm fan im risking noise over performance. Noise really don't bother me start getting real loud and annoying ( like a whistle blower )

I'm still new at this and i appreciate inputs from everyone, i learn something new every time, but is there anyone who can prove that my way of cooling is some what wrong?
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