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Liquid cooling and Fan Configuration help

I have an NZXT Phantom 410 case with stock 2x120mm and 1x140mm fans, and a Corsair H100i liquid cooler. What is the best way to configure the cooling? I thought this:

2x120mm front intake
1x140mm rear exhaust
rad+2x120mm top exhaust (in push config)

I also have the option of a side intake...

What is the best way to configure these?
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  1. I would say that you are better off with the front fan pushing, the rear and top fans pulling air out and depending on what components you have, possibly putting in the side fans in the intake position, pulling air in.
  2. Nuckles_56 said:
    I would say that you are better off with the front fan pushing, the rear and top fans pulling air out and depending on what components you have, possibly putting in the side fans in the intake position, pulling air in.


    Do you mean to reverse the airflow? Or just to have the fans mounted above the radiator so that they pull air through rather than push?
  3. I'm not 100% certain of the layout of the case, but what I mean is to have the water cooler radiator and one fan exhausting out the top of the case, assuming you can have the radiator and one fan pushing air out the top. Thus all the heat which is produced by the CPU is vented out the top of the case without being trapped in it at all
  4. The case has:
    2x120mm or 1x140mm front intake
    1x120mm or 1x140mm side intake
    1x120mm rear exhaust
    2x120 or 2x140 mm top exhaust
    1x120mm internal directional fan
    I have:
    (2x120mm + 240mm radiator) Cooler
    2x120mm
    1x140mm

    The GPU is a Radeon Sapphire HD7970, and the CPU is a AMD FX8350
  5. Best answer
    so for your setup, you will want the two 120mm fans in the front pushing air into the case, you probably won't need the fan on the side pushing air in as well, have the one rear exhaust pulling air out of the case and have the radiator at the top, as it will take up both fan spots, it will also be pulling air out of the case
  6. Nuckles_56 said:
    so for your setup, you will want the two 120mm fans in the front pushing air into the case, you probably won't need the fan on the side pushing air in as well, have the one rear exhaust pulling air out of the case and have the radiator at the top, as it will take up both fan spots, it will also be pulling air out of the case


    Thanks for the help!
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