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Fan setup for Cooler Master Haf XM

Hi everyone. I am building a new gaming pc, and got the HAF XM case. It looks great, but I am having some difficulty with the fan setup. What is the best fan configuration to keep the system cool? I was thinking about this setup:
-Front: 200mm fan intake (of course)
-Side: 200mm fan intake or 140mm fan intake
-Rear: 140mm fan exhaust
-Top: none

Will this work? I was also thinking about getting the DEMCiflex filters for the case, but will that hinder airflow too much? Thanks!
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  1. As long as bottom/top/side are intake and top/back are exhaust you are good.

    Generally only one front and one rear fan are needed for good airflow. A top exhaust helps also.
  2. tiny voices said:
    As long as bottom/top/side are intake and top/back are exhaust you are good.

    Generally only one front and one rear fan are needed for good airflow. A top exhaust helps also.


    The case comes with a 200mm front fan (intake), a 200mm top fan (exhaust), and rear 140mm fan (exhaust). Is that all I need, or should I move the top fan to the side and only have one exhaust?
  3. That will be plenty. Nothing more will be needed. Leave the top fan on top.
  4. tiny voices said:
    That will be plenty. Nothing more will be needed. Leave the top fan on top.


    Ok. Thanks! However, I did have another question. If I only have the stock setup, then won't that be negative pressure? Is that a bad thing? I started to read about other configurations for this case and positive and negative setups came up.
  5. Best answer
    It will be perfectly fine. Your system will stay cool without issue. Don't worry. That case has amazing airflow.
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