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Best Airflow setup for Corsair 300r?

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January 29, 2013 11:38:23 PM

Ok. So currently I have a Corsair 300r. Here's a link to the product:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has 2 front fans ports, 2 side fan ports, 2 top fan ports, and 1 rear fan port.

Currently I have a 6990 installed. it sits between the CD drive bay and the Hard drive bays.

the 6990 blows out hot air through the front of the GFX card and the back, so that calls for some special fan setups.

Link to GFX Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I currently have the front intake as exhaust to dispel heat from the GFX card, the 2 on the side panel as intake, top front (closest to CD Drive Bay) as intake, and rear top and rear ports as exhaust. The bottom front intake is unused.

Is there any better airflow setup that i can go for? Or is this airflow setup actually hurting my system? Also, how is the dust management?

I could use some advice.

Thanks guys.

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January 29, 2013 11:53:35 PM

Probably run two front intakes at about 7V, 1 fan on the side at 7V, and the exhaust at 12V, and leave the top fan mounts clear, it'll allow for natural convention to occur - your components will be cooled, and the hot air will rise through the ceiling & be sucked out the exhaust.
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January 30, 2013 3:23:53 AM

Problem is, the GFX card is about a foot long so its about 4 inches away from the front fan panel. If it changed it to intake, wouldn't it force the hot air back into the GFX card?

Also, I'm a bit of a beginner, so i don't understand Volts, i do understand RPM/CFM's though.

Thanks for your input.
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January 30, 2013 9:15:52 AM

I agree with payturr 95% . Its generally agreed that a more or less uninterupted airflow from( front / low ) to ( rear / high ) gives the best cooling solution . Your card does present a hurdle to this but IMHO you'd do best to follow payturr's advice but I would add exhaust fans in the roof mounts and run them at low voltage .. Best of luck
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February 5, 2013 11:51:48 PM

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