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The two pointing at the GFX are two side fans sucking air in.

There's also room for another 120 at the top not currently in it.
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top 2 need to blow up and out the case
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by AMOCO View Post
top 2 need to blow up and out the case
Not necessarily. Unorthodox airflow may yield better results in different cases.
post #4 of 13
I would try changing the top 2 fans just to see if there is a temp difference and then use whichever one works the best. The rest of your fans are good.
post #5 of 13
Switch top two fans to exhaust.
Heat naturally rises, why fight it?
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I would try changing the top 2 fans just to see if there is a temp difference and then use whichever one works the best. The rest of your fans are good.
i would agree.
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Switch top two fans to exhaust.
Heat naturally rises, why fight it?
ehume's testing contradicts convection. He got better temps on his D14 with top intake. Cool air supplied to the CPU heatsink trumps convection.
post #8 of 13
Another vote for changing the top fans for exhaust.
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post #9 of 13
I would say change the top fans to exhaust, but if you can mount an intake under your dvd drive, that would give you more of a wind tunnel effect to take heat away from the cpu.
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ehume's testing contradicts convection. He got better temps on his D14 with top intake. Cool air supplied to the CPU heatsink trumps convection.
I'd also say to leave the fans as is.

Air from the top of the chassis is great, and in this case as well, will yields a positive pressure system, which in itself resists dust build up [granted you have filters on all the fan ports].

OP: You can try to flip the fans, but prepare for more dust build up, since air will be rushing in from every pore of the case, instead of rushing out which is what you have set up.
    
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