I have an NZXT Tempest and I was thinking about optimizing the airflow of the case with better fans. Im also not the big fan of LED lights because i leave my computer on at night and I don't like LED lights flashing at my face.
the case has 2 x 120mm front, 1 x 120mm back, 1 x 120mm side, and 2 x 140mm top. I was thinking about switching all of the 120mm fans to scythe slipstream and realized that ultimately there will be 1 x 120mm and 2 x 140mm more fans blowing the air out than in (not including the PSU). So I guess this is in the end the matter of negative/postive pressure inside the case due to the difference in intake/exhaust. Would this matter? Should I try to keep the intake/exhaust airflow ratio to 1:1? what do you guys think?
Front blowing in.
Side in (prolly onto the GPU= good)
You can probably get better fans.
I wouldn't worry a ton about positive/negative flow. As long as the flow is good your okay. And dust will happen no matter what, if your a hobby person you blow it out once a month or so anyway.
Petras sell the extremly popular Yate Loon brand (not expensive either) and I use them as many OCers do at the real OC forums (Toms is kinda like Radio Shack). Get the mediums and a fan controller or even the highs if you have temp problems and volt em' down with a controller. The Sunbeam Reobus is very popular and will suit you well.