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post #1 of 5
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I'm just trying to sort out an optimal airflow direction for my next build coming in a month.

I'm trying to get air to flow in one direction and all heat to be exhausted through the back but I'm not sure if that's good with the h70 as all heat will pass through the radiator. (well with an air cooler i guess it will just pass through the heatsink)

This is my current idea.

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I'm trying to think of where I could place the 140mm rear exhaust as I have to swap that out for the H70. I don't like the idea of it going to waste so If I can maybe mount it in the bays somewhere...still don't know as I will be using 2 Sata drives, a SSD and a dvd drive. Maybe I could stick it after the bottom front intake if that will increase the cfm, or even mount it at the back of the case for extra cfm on the h70 exhaust?
Edited by amvnz - 3/22/11 at 1:01am
post #2 of 5
My thoughts;

Low front and bottom intake. Top and rear exhaust. You may be able to mount the stock rear exhaust to the bottom as an intake just in front of the PSU.

I saw an article a while ago that suggested that the fan duct with 120mm fan didn't achieve a lot.

Your pic of the PSU fan flow isn't correct if you think it adds to airflow in the case. It pulls air into the PSU and exhausts out the back. Doesn't mix with the case airflow.
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by dihartnell;12822312 
My thoughts;

Low front and bottom intake. Top and rear exhaust. You may be able to mount the stock rear exhaust to the bottom as an intake just in front of the PSU.

I saw an article a while ago that suggested that the fan duct with 120mm fan didn't achieve a lot.

Your pic of the PSU fan flow isn't correct if you think it adds to airflow in the case. It pulls air into the PSU and exhausts out the back. Doesn't mix with the case airflow.

Thanks for clearing that up about the PSU,didn't know it exhausted out the back. I'll look around and see if 140mm will fit in front of the PSU, as I am sure that was a 120mm slot. And I am debating if I want that PSU cover or not.

EDIT: The 140mm can fit in front of the psu, it can also fit where I was going to put a 120mm fan. tongue.gif Just found this: 186179d1293062875-haf-x-fan-orientation-air-flow.jpg Looks like what I was planning, but more efficient.
post #4 of 5
I would put it on bottom of case myself.
post #5 of 5
If you're going with that exact airflow, try removing the rear fan (and grill if you can) and see how your temps do.
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