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Do I have enough exhaust-ing power?

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June 4, 2012 8:40:33 PM

Hello all,

I am wondering if I have "proper" ventilation in my case.

Basically, I have 3 CoolerMaster SickleFlow 120mm fans (rated 69CFM) acting as air intakes from front, side and rear. This leaves me with only a single Thermaltake 200mm fan on top to act as an exhaust. According to their website, this 200mm fan does not move a lot of air (65.3 CFM).

I am wondering, is this a huge problem for my airflow and case temperatures? or should I purchase and more powerful 200mm fan like the CoolerMaster Megaflow (110CFM)? If I did such a thing, would there be a drastic decrease in case temperatures? or only something small like 1-2 degrees?

Thank you,



CoolerMaster SickleFlow 120mm Fan (x3)
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Thermaltake 200mm Fan
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1442&ID=19...

Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Fan
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

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June 4, 2012 8:57:08 PM

Why do you have the rear fan acting as an intake instead of exhaust? That seems a bit of an odd configuration for the Thermaltake Armor A90 case.

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June 4, 2012 8:58:42 PM
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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-airflow-hea...
Check the article, it should answer your question, also check out part 2.
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June 4, 2012 9:01:06 PM

I will remove one from the front or side and move it to the back.
June 4, 2012 10:56:21 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention. I'm planning to get a Corsair Hydro Series H60. In order to cool the radiator as best as possible, I would like to intake air from the outside.. since the air inside my case is quite warm from the 9800GT SLI!

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June 4, 2012 10:57:56 PM

And the question remains... do I need a better 200mm fan at the top?

Also... does any know if the Megaflow will even fit the Armor A90? I did some measurements and it seems like it's 200mm. So I'm hoping so. Just looking for confirmation.
July 31, 2012 3:40:47 PM

Best answer selected by rex000.
February 28, 2013 10:44:45 AM

rex000 said:
And the question remains... do I need a better 200mm fan at the top?

Also... does any know if the Megaflow will even fit the Armor A90? I did some measurements and it seems like it's 200mm. So I'm hoping so. Just looking for confirmation.


I bought that Megaflow 200mm and it did not fit. The thermaltake one that was removed said 172 on the label, which I'm guessing is specific to that model fan. Did I overlook a different installment procedure?
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