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okay, so how should i have my fans in my case, i have one at the bottom front, one on the side and one at the top back,

Currently i have the front bottom fan blowing air in but its a stock fan that came with the case so its pretty useless, i have the side fan blowing air in, and the top back fan blowing air out,

Should i keep the fans in that order or swap them around to something different? i did have a fan at the top of my case but my coolermaster v8 was to big to keep the fan and it in there.

what to do?if i need more fans which should i get?

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You have the right idea your fans are all set up the proper way for best cooling in most scenarios. You can experiment with diff airflow directions depending on your hardware and how its set up inside. For the most part the only fan that might make a difference is the side panel sometimes it works better as intake sometimes better exhausting. Also is there a way to place the top fan above the panel instead of below or is there no space between the metal and the plastic top panel? I know on some of the CM cases you can mount 120mm fans inside or outside the metal part of the top panel. Not sure on that case it is the one with the handle on top correct?

For fans how much are you looking to spend and how many fans were you looking to upgrade or add to the case?
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I was running a Storm Scout/V8 setup until recently and I had my fans arranged the same way you do. I put a Scythe Slip Stream Slim at the top of my case becasue, as you know, that's about all the V8 would allow to fit up there. Not sure how useful it was but I figured something was better than nothing. There's a higher speed version that can move more air but it's pretty loud at 37 dBA. I was using Cooler Master R4's for the other three fans

To be honest I got rid of my V8 becasue I figured it did more harm than good for my overall case flow. I got an H60 and added a better top fan and a second side fan and my temps dropped across the board. My northbridge was particularly crazy hovering in the 74-84 C range, now its down to 44 C. I have an overclocked i7 920 and SLI 275's though so my setup is probably creating much more heat then yours so you might not have the same experience with the Scout + V8. Hope this helped.
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