I am getting a new case and was wondering how I should set the fans up for airflow. There is a 120mm front fan, 2 top 120mm fans, an 80mm rear fan, and a 200mm side fan. The PSU is bottom mounted and draws its own air in from outside the case. I will be using all the fans and just need to know how to set them up to avoid any airflow issues.
As a general rule,
front and sides: Intake
Rear and top: Exhaust
but you may get to playing around and make small inprovements as time goes by
Personally I'd upgrade the 80mm rear fan to a 120mm but nice case otherwise, enjoy your build mate.
Yep all covered. I like the case due to portability, cooling, and the looks. Also the case can fit any GPU I get. And I plan on running a 5770 and an oc'ed AMD Phenom II X2 560 unlocked to a quad core.
If your planning on clocking then you want the best airflow you can get in there
so if it was my case I'd
one 120mm fan front intake
one 120mm fan side intake (optional)
two 120mm fans in the roof >exhaust
one 120mm fan at rear >exhaust
maybe look at one 120mm in the floor in front of where the hdd cage is now but I would rotate hard drive case 90' or remove altogether, its blocking your 120 front fan.
Good luck with the unlocking man, hope it goes well for you