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June 27, 2012 5:33:43 AM

Hello, I just ordered a new NZXT Phantom to replace the case I have right now and I was wondering if someone could help me get the best airflow out of my case. I have a Hyper 212 EVO for my CPU Cooler so I will not be able to fit an NZXT 200mm Fan on the side of my case but I will be able to fit a xigmatek so should I install one? or is it a waste? Should I install a front fan? I really want to get the most out of my case so if anyone has any tips please let me know. :D 
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a b ) Power supply
June 27, 2012 1:15:02 PM
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I believe these are the cooling options for the NZXT Phantom:
Front, 1 x 140mm
Rear, 1 x120mm (included)
Side, 2 x 120mm, 1 x 200/230mm (2 x 120mm included)
Top, 2 x 200mm (1 x Blue LED 200mm included

Surely, add a 140mm front Intake fan. A Front fan will improve your overall case airflow.
No need for a side 200m fan, its quite useless/unnecessary. You can fit the Xigmatek one with some slight modding, if you really want a side fan.
http://www.overclock.net/t/957782/nzxt-phantom-how-to-f...
You can add the 2'nd 200mm top exhaust, albeit its unnecessary IMO.
Since you've already have a 200mm top & 120mm Rear exhaust fans, which are enough to eject hot air from inside your case, a front intake is all you need.

Also, Read :
How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 1
How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 2

Cheers :) 
a c 144 ) Power supply
June 27, 2012 1:45:55 PM

Agree with bartholomew.

If you are going to add one fan, make it in the front intake position.
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June 27, 2012 7:28:22 PM

Best answer selected by coper210.
June 27, 2012 7:28:36 PM

bartholomew said:
I believe these are the cooling options for the NZXT Phantom:
Front, 1 x 140mm
Rear, 1 x120mm (included)
Side, 2 x 120mm, 1 x 200/230mm (2 x 120mm included)
Top, 2 x 200mm (1 x Blue LED 200mm included

Surely, add a 140mm front Intake fan. A Front fan will improve your overall case airflow.
No need for a side 200m fan, its quite useless/unnecessary. You can fit the Xigmatek one with some slight modding, if you really want a side fan.
http://www.overclock.net/t/957782/nzxt-phantom-how-to-f...
You can add the 2'nd 200mm top exhaust, albeit its unnecessary IMO.
Since you've already have a 200mm top & 120mm Rear exhaust fans, which are enough to eject hot air from inside your case, a front intake is all you need.

Also, Read :
How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 1
How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 2

Cheers :) 

Thank you so much!
June 27, 2012 7:49:07 PM

bartholomew said:
I believe these are the cooling options for the NZXT Phantom:
Front, 1 x 140mm
Rear, 1 x120mm (included)
Side, 2 x 120mm, 1 x 200/230mm (2 x 120mm included)
Top, 2 x 200mm (1 x Blue LED 200mm included

Surely, add a 140mm front Intake fan. A Front fan will improve your overall case airflow.
No need for a side 200m fan, its quite useless/unnecessary. You can fit the Xigmatek one with some slight modding, if you really want a side fan.
http://www.overclock.net/t/957782/nzxt-phantom-how-to-f...
You can add the 2'nd 200mm top exhaust, albeit its unnecessary IMO.
Since you've already have a 200mm top & 120mm Rear exhaust fans, which are enough to eject hot air from inside your case, a front intake is all you need.

Also, Read :
How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 1
How To: Properly Plan And Pick Parts For An Air-Cooled PC, Part 2

Cheers :) 

I have one more question, since the phantom has two side fans that mostly blow air over the hard drive bays and since I have an SSD which does not heat up, should I block the other side of the case where air usually gets expelled? and should I also move one of the side fans to the front of the case?
a b ) Power supply
June 28, 2012 8:26:30 AM

No, don't block the other side, let hot air get expelled.
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should I also move one of the side fans to the front of the case?

Yes, you could do that if you want.
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