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Heres my question. For my sig rig I currently have all the fans set up stock (Front and side intake, back and top exhaust). I was wondering if turning the top 140mm exhaust into an intake would increase cooling within the case. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I want to add more positive pressure to my case but am unsure how to go about it.
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No, since hot air rises above, setting the top fan to intake will only create a +ve pressure with the heated air inside the case. I think your current config is optimal. To create more effective +ve air pressure, you will have to use more powerful side/front fans with higher cfm ratings.
    
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Alright thanks for the info. Any other advice would be great.
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What i do is pull cool air from the back of my case and blow hot air into and up out of the case, through the top exhaust

So my airflow is like this

-> -> |hyper 212| -> ^
Edited by amd-dude - 3/16/11 at 11:13am
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