This is my first thread in the Tom's hardware forum. I've been a "passive" member for some years now, though. Since my question is quite specific, I couldn't fine an existing thread that would answer it.
My self-made PC setup is as follows:
Phenom 9850 BE (stock fan)
MSI 9800 GTX+
3 internal HDD
4x1 GB RAM
Case cooling - 4xZalman 90mm fans.
I'm not quite sure if this is the optimal fan setting - any tips would be much appreciated.
Top fans should always be out and bottom fans should be in. Heat rises
I doubt your graphics card blows out into the case, it has the exhaust vents at the back to push the air out of the system completely and not heat anything else up. Your side panel needs to be either all in or all out (all in would be better) for better air flow