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Fan and/or case airflow expert requested.

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November 20, 2013 4:31:19 PM

Im looking to improve the cooling in my Corsair Carbide Series 500R case by placing a intake fan on the bottom of the case.

Im currently using Noctua's NF-S12A PWM fans (2 front intake, 2 top outtake, 1 back outtake) and im using the Corsair 200mm fan that came with the case on the side panel.

My question is with the case being about 1/4th of an inch off the ground in addition to having a dust filter should i focus on a different fan then the NF-S12A PWM ive been using or should i buy one with a higher static pressure like their NF-F12 PWM. Idealy i would like the fans to be Noctua so they match. The fans are already ulgy enough, I dont need mismatched colors aswell.

Sorry if im not making sense. I tried my best to quickly educate on case cooling, but I feel like on on WebMD and everything looks like Lupus. Hopefully I made enough sense to get my general request across.

case - http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-500r-mid-tower-ca...
Fans - http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=produkte&lng=en#fans

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November 20, 2013 4:51:50 PM

Im looking to improve the cooling in my Corsair Carbide Series 500R case by placing a intake fan on the bottom of the case < Most of the time a bottom fan does't help with cooling.
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November 20, 2013 4:59:20 PM

Ah. Could you tell me the role a fan on the bottom of a case would perform or is the slot on the bottom just useless fluff?
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November 20, 2013 5:00:59 PM

Pull cool air in.

Most situations it's useless , I personally wouln't attach a fan to the bottom.
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