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just a quick question, can the S-FDB bearing (seen on scythe s-flexs and some other fans) be mounted in a horizontal fashion (at top of case) thanx
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Yes.
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just a quick question, can the S-FDB bearing (seen on scythe s-flexs and some other fans) be mounted in a horizontal fashion (at top of case) thanx
Yes.

Blowing down, I hope.
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what do you mean aren't top fans usually exhaust? I was planning to use them as exhaust
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what do you mean aren't top fans usually exhaust? I was planning to use them as exhaust
When top fans are exhaust, you bring air up. Down lower in the case you have your HD's, your mb components, maybe even the outer casing of your psu and especially your gpu. All of these are warm or hot. They will heat up the air, which then goes to your heatsink. The cooling of your heatsink is limited by the temperature of the air presented to it, so the warmer the air, the warmer your cpu.

Bringing in air from the top presents unwarmed air to your heatsink. Those of us who have gone to top-down air have seen 3 - 5c temp drops compared with bottom-up airflow.

Since I use a pull fan on my heatsink I dispense with the rear fan and grill in my case: the pull fan entrails case air and that pulls air from the case. See item 2 in my sig for an example.
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In the case of intake from top of case are the side fan(s) exhaust?

I understand your reasoning but am not sure on how to set it up in my current case. You can click on my system to see all the fans I have available.

do you recommend slightly negative, slightly positive or neutral airflow

hyper 212+ is currently west/east
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In the case of intake from top of case are the side fan(s) exhaust?

I understand your reasoning but am not sure on how to set it up in my current case. You can click on my system to see all the fans I have available.

do you recommend slightly negative, slightly positive or neutral airflow

hyper 212+ is currently west/east
West/East? That would imply bringing air from the back and pushing it to mid-case. In that case, go with top exhaust.

East-West is more usual, pushing air out the back of the case. With a Hyper 212+ and two fans (push/pull) you could re-create the setup I had in item 2 of my sig. Now granted, that was just a demo, but it shows what a pull fan can do.

I like a setup that is theoretically positive because I can filter all of the places air goes in. I say 'theoretically' because it is mostly flow. I remove the rear grill and leave no fan there. Since the air can freely leave the case, pressure cannot build up. It's quieter, too, with one less fan.

Side panel fan should be intake. Consider either a 140mm fan there or put one of your S-Flexes there. The -F is not so quiet, though, so placement of the case might make it too loud. I'm not sure if a 200mm fan on the side panel would conflict with a full tower cooler like the 212+.

In any case, if you don't shield the parts of the side panel that are not holding fans, they will allow air to exhaust there.
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I think I'm being confusing by west/east I just ment horizontal it is in a proper push/pull (air pushed from the mid case into HS, air pulled out of HS to back exhaust)

I have four SFF21Fs I know they aren't the quietest so I have them hooked up to a fan controller and undervolted a bit. 2 are on the Hyper 212+ and 2 are on the side panel.

the config that I was planning was dual exhaust s-flexs on top of case and 200mm cooler master (the standard one no LEDs) on side panel as intake. But because I'm supposed to have top fan(s) as intake I think that I'm gonna try dual SFF21Fs as intake on top, san ace 1011 (I have to order this) as back exhaust a couple pci slot coolers (to even airflow a bit) and 200mm cooler master as side intake. I also have a blademaster on back of HDD cages, it helps with GPU temps, and 200mm megaflow as front intake.
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Here's my airflow ATM:



If that 200mm fan can coexist with the 212+, I'd put it on the side panel and leave the one in front. our lovely case has a forward position on top for one of your S-Flexes.

As for cpu fans, check out item 1 in my sig.
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So exactly where do you suggest putting the fans in my case, while I love your diagram I find it fairly confusing

and I'm only willing to spend about $50 more on cooling
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