Need help setting up my fans for optimal cooling

I will have a case (Deepcool Kendomen - http://www.deepcool.com/product/case/2015-02/9_1721.shtml ) which comes with 5 preinstalled fans. There will be 2 fan mounts in the front, 2 at the top, and one in the rear.

I'm not sure how to set them up, i want to keep dust away from my case, so i'll need more intake fans than exhaust to create positive air pressure, to do that i'm thinking of having the 2 front fans, and the 2 top fans intaking air, although i feel like that will be too much positive pressure. Another way would be to take one fan out from the top of the case, having then 2 intake fans at the front, and 2 exhausts at the top and back together, i feel like it will be a much smoother air flow overall.

Any insight on this?
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  1. You can always tailor the RPMs of the exhaust fans lower than the intake fans to keep your positive pressure. Depending on your graphics card it may be exhausting out the back also...
  2. kanewolf said:
    You can always tailor the RPMs of the exhaust fans lower than the intake fans to keep your positive pressure. Depending on your graphics card it may be exhausting out the back also...


    Since i only have 2 fan connectors on my board, i'll set the top 2 to a lower RPM, the rest will be %100, because they will be plugged straight into the PSU. I hope that will be good enough to keep positive pressure.
  3. straight to the PSU? I don't know what your motherboard is, but it will definitely have some 3 pin connectors for fans. Those connections are usually scattered around the board. check it out.
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