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Hello everyone, I have just been helped with getting a new case and new cooling. But now I would like to know what fan should blow in what direction.

My case will look like this: (I will use the h100 water cooler)



Could you tell me what fan should blow in what direction:
1x Top fan (200mm)
1x Rear fan (120mm I believe)
2x Side fan (120mm)
1x Front fan (120mm)

And I will have the radiator connected to the "roof" of the housing (like you see in the picture) and I will have the 2 fans blowing air FROM my case THROUGh the radiator. Which is pretty obvious.

Hope to hear from you soon.
 

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Tops&Rear, exhaust
Side&Front, intake

Thats how I would do it.
I have found that going for an intake push/pull with a rad on these HAF cases is marginal, as long as you have tons of cool air coming in through your side panel.
 

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Tops&Rear, exhaust
Side&Front, intake

Thats how I would do it.
I have found that going for an intake push/pull with a rad on these HAF cases is marginal, as long as you have tons of cool air coming in through your side panel.


I am getting a new case, the phantom NZXT (sorry for not supplying you with that information)!
 

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Well, in that case (pun intended), you may want to play around with the top/side setup.

You may very well get better CPU temps if you set your radiator (top) to intake to pull cool air from outside the case over your rad. This may result in slightly higher case temps though. This should only really effect your video card, and the temp increase I assume would be marginal.

I would do the aforementioned setup in my previous post, then run some tests to see where your temperatures are. Then I would switch the top to intake, and the side to exhaust and see how things change.
 

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Well, in that case (pun intended), you may want to play around with the top/side setup.

You may very well get better CPU temps if you set your radiator (top) to intake to pull cool air from outside the case over your rad. This may result in slightly higher case temps though. This should only really effect your video card, and the temp increase I assume would be marginal.

I would do the aforementioned setup in my previous post, then run some tests to see where your temperatures are. Then I would switch the top to intake, and the side to exhaust and see how things change.


Sounds like a smart move. Thank you very much for the input mate!
 

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i have the same case, instead of a 240 rad i have a 360 rad and here is how I would suggest you do it.
After messing around with all sorts of configurations of fans, I have found this to be the best

1. Front 140mm intake at the bottom
2. Try and put a 120/140mm fan in the 5.25" drive bays, use foam or something to hold it there, it will help a lot to supply cool air directly to your rad
3. side intakes-- have all of your side panels be intake
4. rear and top fans exhaust, I would highly recommend replacing the stock 200mm fan with the non led versions because they have higher rpms and therefore push more air.
5. remove the smaller drive bay for less air restriction from the front fan
6. Also remove all of your PCI slot covers so hot air can exhaust from there so it won't be trapped in your case
 

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i have the same case, instead of a 240 rad i have a 360 rad and here is how I would suggest you do it.
After messing around with all sorts of configurations of fans, I have found this to be the best

1. Front 140mm intake at the bottom
2. Try and put a 120/140mm fan in the 5.25" drive bays, use foam or something to hold it there, it will help a lot to supply cool air directly to your rad
3. side intakes-- have all of your side panels be intake
4. rear and top fans exhaust, I would highly recommend replacing the stock 200mm fan with the non led versions because they have higher rpms and therefore push more air.
5. remove the smaller drive bay for less air restriction from the front fan
6. Also remove all of your PCI slot covers so hot air can exhaust from there so it won't be trapped in your case

I understand what you are saying, but I have a hard time visualizing it. Any chance you could draw it? If it's not too much to ask.
 

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Do you need the front 3.5 cage, you only have two HHD, I would put them in the center 3.5 bay and pull the other bay out.
 

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Do you need the front 3.5 cage, you only have two HHD, I would put them in the center 3.5 bay and pull the other bay out.

Uhm, to be honest I don't know which case is what. But is it the case closest to the front (bottom)? If I pull it out, where should I replace what?

Also, what is your input on what fans should be intake and what exhaust?
 

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Uhm, to be honest I don't know which case is what. But is it the case closest to the front (bottom)? If I pull it out, where should I replace what?

Also, what is your input on what fans should be intake and what exhaust?

Front and side intake

Back and top exhaust.
 

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Front and side intake

Back and top exhaust.
I am going to put the front in myself, it's a 140mm I believe. Should I put the fan to the floor (with the intake from the "floor" into the case) or intake from the front inside the case?
 

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I think the front would be better
Fair enough! Thanks for your input and all the others who have helped me. The case, the cpu cooler and the fans will arrive any moment now. I will disassemble my current PC and put it together in the new case.

Thanks all.
 
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