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August 17, 2010 1:13:09 AM

I've been working on air flow in my case...
witch of these do you think will provide best cooling

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August 17, 2010 1:16:17 AM

Question, why can't you mix 1 and 2? Have the back and top exhaust as in picture 2, but have three intakes with the bottom and top front in picture 2, and bottom front in picture 1. Just something I would test.
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August 17, 2010 1:20:33 AM

like this? ^^^


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a c 91 ) Power supply
August 17, 2010 1:22:46 AM

It depends on your rig.. In most cases (considering a general gaming build nowadays) a single front intake fan along with a single back exhaust fan works well.. Coming to your query, there are few structural errors (IMO) with all of your proposed setups.. All the diagrams show a back exhaust fan which is good.. However, having the front intake fans at towards the top is not understandable.. Also, in diagrams 1 and 3, you've mentioned the top fans to be intake which is unnecessary.. They need to be exhaust fans.. Diagram 3 shows a bottom exhaust fan which is unnecessary.. Diagram 2 seems the most practical except that the front intake fan should feature towards the middle or bottom portion of the front of the case..
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August 17, 2010 1:23:27 AM

Option number 2, that way since the warm air rises anyway you arent fighting thermodynamics with the fans.
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August 17, 2010 1:42:06 AM

would this be better?



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August 17, 2010 1:48:47 AM

Yeah, I would start with that and see how it works.
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August 17, 2010 1:52:58 AM

cool, will do
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August 17, 2010 2:10:21 AM

any more input? opinions? c'mon ppl ur killing me...
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August 17, 2010 2:13:10 AM

Well there isn't much more to say really. Hot air rises, intakes should be at the front and bottom, exhaust should be at the back and top of the case... there really isn't any other way to do it.
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August 17, 2010 2:22:04 AM

well then ill do it, thanks :) 
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August 17, 2010 2:22:14 AM

Best answer selected by justin_2.
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August 19, 2010 4:29:09 AM

Thanks so much for your input, i changed everything around like you suggested and it droped my cpu temps nearly 9c ! Idle now runs as low as 21C !!!!!!!
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a b ) Power supply
August 19, 2010 4:42:57 AM

justin_2 said:
Thanks so much for your input, i changed everything around like you suggested and it droped my cpu temps nearly 9c ! Idle now runs as low as 21C !!!!!!!



Don't thank him,

thank science. :sol: 
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