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Last response: in Components
March 8, 2011 10:12:11 PM

Hey guys,

I have this case. I have a side fan currently blowing out, my back fan died and I never used my two front ones. I recently bought a replacement for the rear fan and two fans for the front.

I was wondering, what is the BEST way to set this up for optimum air flow? The side fan is pretty much directly in line with my video card( though a bit higher). Is it three in and the back exhaust? I cant see any other way, although I heard that 2 in and 2 out is the best.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.


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a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2011 12:24:47 AM

I would experiment with the side fan for best temps.
Usually the side fan is an intake.
Try both ways and see what yields the best results.
March 9, 2011 6:56:40 AM

ok thanks.

I'm not really used to monitoring temps or anything so I'm not QUITE sure how to do this...but what are your suggestions for the back and front then? What I was saying?
a b U Graphics card
March 9, 2011 11:06:44 AM

Basic rule of thumb:
Front and side - intake
Back and top - exhaust.