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Best Airflow for the NZXT Phantom

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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    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-fit-200mm-fan-on-sidepanel-with-nh-d14-no-modding-req
    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 :)
  2. Agree with bartholomew.

    If you are going to add one fan, make it in the front intake position.
  3. Best answer selected by coper210.
  4. 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-fit-200mm-fan-on-sidepanel-with-nh-d14-no-modding-req
    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!
  5. 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-fit-200mm-fan-on-sidepanel-with-nh-d14-no-modding-req
    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?
  6. No, don't block the other side, let hot air get expelled.
    Quote:
    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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