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Okay guys, I ordered some fans recently so it'll be in soon.
Now, I need to know how I should place them in the case for best temps. Below are some pics of my own plan. Green arrows for intake and red for extraction.

Plan one:
http://www2.picturepush.com/photo/a/...127---Copy.jpg

Plan two:
http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/...py-%282%29.jpg

The crooked arrow is for the fan on the side panel.

Or you guys can make one for me if you want.
http://www1.picturepush.com/photo/a/...x/IMG-1127.jpg

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Front and bottom fans blow in, top and back fans blow out.
CPU fan blows to the back.
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Just follow the golden rules of air flow

Air should be flowing bottom to top, front to back!

Putting the one fan as intake and the one as exhaust on your top is not a good idea, make it a uniform exhaust.

Plan 2 is decent, but just make the change I just mentioned here.
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Personally i think you should have the two top fans blowing out as exhaust and the the 2 front and the 2 bottom as intake. I would also have it so your heat sink is vertical so it blows up to the top exhaust. this way you always have fresh air moving through your case. on both of your plans its going to keep stale air in the case. if you cannot change the direction of your heat sink have the exhaust face the back rear fan. You will defiantly see much better temps this way.

Also, If your case is compatible id suggest a 200mm for the top. they are awesome exhaust fans wile staying whisper quiet.

clean that pesky fan dust off and tighten up those wires and you'll be lookin FRESH!
Edited by Daris1015 - 3/30/11 at 9:50am
    
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Originally Posted by Daris1015 View Post
Personally i think you should have the two top fans blowing out as exhaust and the the 2 front and the 2 bottom as intake. I would also have it so your heat sink is vertical so it blows up to the top exhaust. this way you always have fresh air moving through your case. on both of your plans its going to keep stale air in the case. if you cannot change the direction of your heat sink have the exhaust face the back rear fan. You will defiantly see much better temps this way.

Also, If your case is compatible id suggest a 200mm for the top. they are awesome exhaust fans wile staying whisper quiet.

clean that pesky fan dust off and tighten up those wires and you'll be lookin FRESH!
I have the same case and I'm pretty sure a 200mm won't fit without moderate modding...

I use:
-qty 2 NZXT FN-140RB 140mm bottom intake
-qty 1 Xigmatek XLF-F1704 170mm front intake (was tricky to get it to fit)
-qty 1 Thermalright X-Silent 140mm on the lower side-panel slot as intake
-qty 1 Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm as exhaust behind CPU socket
-qty 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 140mm as top exhaust

Airflow is from bottom/front to top/rear.
Edited by Dorkseid - 3/30/11 at 10:10am
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Alright guys. Thanks for the responses.

@Daris1015 Yep. When those fans come in I'll rearrange and clean so everything looks fresh.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dorkseid View Post
I have the same case an I'm pretty sure a 200mm won't fit without moderate modding...

I use:
-qty 2 NZXT FN-140RB 140mm bottom intake
-qty 1 Xigmatek XLF-F1704 170mm front intake (was tricky to get it to fit)
-qty 1 Thermalright X-Silent 140mm on the lower side-panel slot as intake
-qty 1 Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm as exhaust behind CPU socket
-qty 2 Prolimatech Blue Vortex 140mm as top exhaust

Airflow is from bottom/front to top/rear.
I was unsure about the fan at the lower right below the HDD. Lol. Although the box says it can work, they had this fine print about changing over time IIRC. Do you have to remove the HDD slots?

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/...x/IMG-1131.jpg
Edited by vinton13 - 3/30/11 at 10:06am
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Alright guys. Thanks for the responses.

@Daris1015 Yep. When those fans come in I'll rearrange and clean so everything looks fresh.



I was unsure about the fan at the lower right below the HDD. Lol. Although the box says it can work, they had this fine print about changing over time IIRC. Do you have to remove the HDD slots?

http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/...x/IMG-1131.jpg
That Xigmatek was quite a finagle...took out all the drive cages, and had to suspend it from the chassis using elastic cable mounts. Looks decent and works well, though.
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That Xigmatek was quite a finagle...took out all the drive cages, and had to suspend it from the chassis using elastic cable mounts. Looks decent and works well, though.
No, I'm talking about the one BENEATH the HDD.

Quote:
-qty 2 NZXT FN-140RB 140mm bottom intake
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i vote plan 2 but ur top should be intake anyways..... ensure the strongest fan is exhaust in the back and ur golden
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No, I'm talking about the one BENEATH the HDD.



Cheers in advance.
Oh yes, sorry...yeah, using 2 fans there requires removing the lower cage assembly. Obviously that's only doable if you don't need those cages.

EDIT: That was one of the features I love about this case...the drive cage is pretty versatile since it comes in 2 pieces.
Edited by Dorkseid - 3/30/11 at 10:22am
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