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How should I set up my case fans to cool best?

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#1 burnface


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

Just got a new case and wondering how I should arrange the fans/PSU for best cooling..
As you can see in my pic, there is already a fan at the front and one at the back that it came with. There are two vents on the bottom, and one big one on the side.


Right now I have the PSU with the fan up, because I don't have anything to hold the case off the floor yet.. but assuming I can change that, should I flip the PSU? And for the other bottom vent and side one(s), which direction should the fans be going?

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Thanks a ton!!


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

Personal opinion presuming there are vents on the bottom to let air into the PSU? They'll suck in more dust if the fan is on the bottom.

Bottom fans blowing in and top fans / Power supply fans blowing out.

Before tinkering and adding more fans see if they are needed.

Many people use to big a power supply (Less efficient that way) and too many fans and suffer with extra un-needed noise.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:24 PM

Side fans can be useful for extra airflow but is your computer having overheating issues?

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