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Simple question, how can I optimise my airflow whilst keeping my H80i as an intake?
Fans I have are the two on my H80 rad, one at the bottom, one in the HDD tray pulling in, one above the HDD tray pulling out (it's got a divider between it and the bottom fan to prevent air cycling before it's been utilised by the GPU to cool), one at the top pulling air out and one on my side panel pulling air in onto the GPU.
All are 120mm.



EDIT: I know my cabling is awful. It's a non-modular PSU and I have literally nowhere to store the cables, even behind the motherboard tray is full up.
Also the blue arrow in the bottom right is to symbolise the side panel fan.
 

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I think it would be better to have the front fan flipped so that it is an intake fan. So, I think it would also be better to have the fans on your H80 exhausting out the rear.

The fans on the bottom and on the side and remain as intake, and the fan on the top can remain as exhaust.

That's just my opinion though.
 

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the fan on the bottom of the case is doing nothing except making noise unless you prop up your case up about 1inch off that cardboard you use as a floor
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your PSU is an exhaust. not an intake

some of the warm exhaust from your GPU and PSU will be recirculated back into the case by the intake of your H80i as you have currently configured it. the amount of warm air recirculated depends on where the case is located. if the case is under a desk in a semi enclosed area, chances are, a good amount of heat will be recirculated and defeating the purpose of drawing outside air to cool your H80i.

if you insist the H80 to stay as an intake, I would make both front fans into intake instead of 1 intake and 1 exhaust.
 

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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

your PSU is an exhaust. not an intake
That's for the side panel. He meant to say bottom left.
 
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