Is my case fan config correct?

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.

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  1. Thats pretty much the set up I have, and it works just fine for me.
    Unless your seeing temps that worry you, I dont see any problems.
  2. Thank you for the reply. Just cleaned all the fans from dust. The temps are pretty fine.
  3. Should be okay.
  4. Are you sure your GPU sucks in outside air? I think you have the airflow from your video card backwards.
  5. Best answer
    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
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