I'm considering the CM690 II Advanced for my next build, and, with 10 potential fans, I was wondering which setup would work best. The positions are:
Front: 140 x 25 mm Blue LED fan x 1
Rear: 120 mm fan x 1
Top: 140 x 25 mm fan x 1 (supports x 2)
Bottom: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Left side: 120 / 140 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Right side: 80 x 15 mm x 1 (optional)
HDD cage: 120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
VGA holder: 80 x 15 mm fan x 1 (optional)
In addition to the fans provided front, rear, and top, I was thinking of adding:
2 x left side fans (140 mm)
1 x top fan (140mm, for a total of 2 top fans)
Would this provide sufficient airflow for an i5, 1 GPU gaming system that will probably not be overclocked? Also, should the side fans be set to intake or exhaust?
The best airflow is front to back/top. Side fans only disrupt the airflow and you need them (intake mounted) only if your video card overheats but you can mount on that case a bottom fan and it should be better than a side fan.