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Case fans setup(blowing in /blowing out)

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March 26, 2010 6:41:10 AM

bought the nzxt tempest evo. the case comes with 6 120 mm fans. 2 in the front, 2 on top, 1 at the back, and 1 on the side. will be using water cooling kit with radiator in a push/pull configuration. just curious "whats the best way to set up the fans so air enters and exits the case in one general motion. i was thinking of using the two front fans to bring air into the case, use the side to also bring air in, use the 2 top as exaust, and have the radiator using push/pull configuration pull air from outside the back and bring it across the radiator that way it could go through the top two fans. what do you guys think? would like to know the best way to get the best airflow. thanks in advance.
a c 144 ) Power supply
March 26, 2010 10:19:11 AM

General rule is front and side fans are intake. Back and top are exhaust.

Watercooling changes that a little. You need a source of cool air for the radiator.
a b ) Power supply
March 26, 2010 11:16:05 AM

I agree with JSC Hot air rises, so you need an exhaust at the top, front is generally low down and sides pull air into your processor, GPU Chipset etc. just be aware that when you're mounting watercooling that you're putting it in a well ventilated, cool area (i.e. at the back of your monitor and above your exhaust fans is generally not a good idea since it'll be warm and stuffy).
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