Fan positioning Tags: Power Supplies Cases Fan Components Last response: April 16, 2012 4:32 PM in Components Share cheti April 16, 2012 12:33:23 PM My case is a bitfenix merc pro: http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/merc... So, atm i have a 120mm fan at the rear top thats taking air out. Where else should i install fans for the best cooling ? Should i put 2 on the side as intake so it would blow on gpu and cpu And 2 on the front as intake aswell And 1 on the bottom taking air out ? Or whats the best optimal solution for placing fans ? More about : fan positioning alvine a b ) Power supply April 16, 2012 12:48:39 PM i would suggest one or two on the front and one or two at the top hot air rises up WR2 a c 139 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 12:59:52 PM Hello cheti; I like alvine's suggestion. Intake down low - exhaust up high. Related resources Fan positioning in case? - Forum Fan positioning for water cooling system - Forum Fan positioning and positive pressure. - Forum Fan positioning for hyper 212+ - Forum Cooling Setup Positioning: Fractal Design Define R4 w/ 2 extra NF-A14 FLX fans - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cheti April 16, 2012 1:21:26 PM i dont have top mountin fan possibility, i can have: 2 at side, 2 at front, 1 at bottom, 1 at rear WR2 a c 139 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 1:28:46 PM Whoops. I think we thought you did. You don't need fans at every fan position. What are you cooling? I'd add one front fan down low and test your system temps. That might be all you need. cheti April 16, 2012 1:36:41 PM amd fx8120 and gtx560 OC WR2 a c 139 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 1:50:34 PM I'd say get 1 fan for the lower front position and do some testing. Let the system temps guide you on getting an extra fan. cheti April 16, 2012 1:57:36 PM i only have 1 outtake atm, should i just put 2 on the side ? my gpu gets 60C when playing bf3 and my cpu gets 50 WR2 a c 139 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 2:05:37 PM Hello cheti; Nothing wrong with those temps at all! They're actually good. Try the adding 1 fan first and measure again. cheti April 16, 2012 2:08:15 PM 1 fan at the front then ? WR2 a c 139 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 2:10:29 PM Yes. That's my suggestion. Nice smooth flow in and out. Although you can test with on the side and in the front. If you can notice an overall difference in temps - go with the one that's lowest. cheti April 16, 2012 2:11:52 PM alright, what CPU cooler would you suggest for amd fx8120 when i want to OC it ? WR2 a c 139 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 2:16:06 PM You have a favorite online store? I'll look at your case again and see what will fit. cheti April 16, 2012 2:17:44 PM http://arvutikeskus.ee is the only store i can get stuff from in estonia. If you have google chrome or can speak estonian/finnish/russian, then check it out WR2 a c 139 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 2:27:10 PM Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Evo would be a good choice. Very popular around here. BitFenix Merc Alpha Mid Tower Chassis Review It's an Alpha case but gives you a good idea about the Beta too. Rugger a c 158 ) Power supply April 16, 2012 4:32:42 PM Great article on fan placement and the effect on cooling: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/10/the-big-coo... With 2 fans, I would place one on the side as intake (directly over the GPU) and one at the rear as an exhaust. 3 fans: add one on the bottom as intake. 4 fans: add one in the front as an intake. 2-3 fans should be able to provide sufficient cooling without becoming overly loud...as long as you're using good quality fans with good CFM at lower fan speeds. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Fan Positioning Help.... Forum New build / fan positioning / airflow tips? Forum Need help with case fan positioning Forum Fan positioning / general advice Forum Push/Pull fan positioning Forum Positioning of the PS fan on newer PS Forum Case fan positioning/PSU queries Forum Fan positioning in Antec 300 Forum Positioning a case fan for intake/exhuast Forum SolvedWhich low noise fans are compatible with Fractal Design R4's front fan position(s)? Forum SolvedNZXT Phantom 530 Fan Controller + Fans position Forum SolvedGood Intake and Exhaust fan positions Forum SolvedFractal Design R4 Front Fan Position Question Forum SolvedBest Position for Single Case Fan in a Cramped Area Forum SolvedFan Positions on h100i Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !