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March 13, 2012 5:34:35 AM

I have this case



20cm fan on top
12cm rear fan
20cm fan front
hyper 212 cpu fan
nvidia gtx580
and the hx1050 PSU suckin air from outside the case

so, how should I do ?

face the hyper 212 to the top fan or to the back one?

thanks!

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a c 104 ) Power supply
March 13, 2012 5:48:19 AM

Face the H212's fan/fans towards the rear exhaust fan,
Generally the rule is,
front bottom side intake,
rear and top exhaust
Moto
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a b ) Power supply
March 13, 2012 11:10:21 AM

proper air flow is front to back so as moto stated, the CPU fan should blow across the HS and into the back exhaust
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a c 1176 ) Power supply
March 13, 2012 6:07:16 PM

Proper airflow is also from bottom to top.

Cooler Master demos their CM Storm Enforcer with the CPU cooler exhausting out towards the rear fan.
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March 13, 2012 6:36:42 PM

I have a haf922 with the same fan arrangement unless you have the 20cm fan installed on the bottom and top it is best to have the 212 exhaust out the back. I tried it out the top and back. Temps were very similar until in game when my gpu was producing a lot of heat. To exhaust out the top it sucks air that is heated by the gpu
And then blows it across the fins of the 212 making the temps much higher than with the fan exhausting out the rear.
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a c 1176 ) Power supply
March 13, 2012 6:45:38 PM

If the GeForce GTX 580's cooler adheres to the NVIDIA reference design then all of its exhaust air is dumped out at the back of the case.

If the card uses a multiple cooling fan design that dumps half of its heat load inside of the case then the CPU cooler orientation really matters.
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March 13, 2012 7:06:03 PM

the video card is a N580GTX twin frozr ii and I have both 20 cm fans top and front, so what's the best option i'm confused
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a c 1176 ) Power supply
March 13, 2012 7:18:50 PM

MiervaFy said:
the video card is a N580GTX twin frozr ii and I have both 20 cm fans top and front, so what's the best option i'm confused

Towards the rear fan.
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March 13, 2012 7:22:29 PM

Definitely towards the rear fan on the haf case you can install a third 200mm fan on the bottom making air flow top to bottom

However on your case with the twin frozer it is best exhausting out he rear
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March 14, 2012 12:54:57 AM

Best answer selected by MiervaFY.
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a c 104 ) Power supply
March 14, 2012 6:13:16 AM

Thank you for B.a. man, glad to help :) 
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