I am asking for opinions on how I should set up my fans. For my case I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235036 The case is fitted with a cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181089 The cooler is set up to pull air in from the outside in a push pull setup. The cooler blows air into the case. At the moment I have 1 fan in the top set as exhaust it is a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998128 The front fan is an intake fan it is the factory installed 120mm blue LED Zalman fan, it pulls air in and pushes it past a hard drive it also has alot of cables to get through. My MSI Gaming 7 board has a MSI GTX 970 mounted to it.
I have ordered a side panel for my case and I am considering cutting a hole in it to mount another fan. I will cut the hole in the transparent window. I have ordered these fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835345070 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608048
I am unsure how I should mount these fans. I was thinking of putting the Noctua in the front as an intake the noctua will replace the factory installed Zalman fan. The top Apevia exhaust fan will be replaced with the Bit Fenix fan and will be changed from exhaust to intake. The Corsair cooler will be unchanged and be left to pull air in to the case through the radiator. There will be no exhaust fans and it will vent through the PCIe grill slots in the back under the GTX video card and in the top there is a spot where a 120mm exhaust fan could fit but the spot is left empty. Im hoping that positive pressure from the intake fans will provide enough pressure to rid the case of heat.
I also have the idea of cutting a hole in the transparent window to add another fan if it is needed.
Any thoughts or ideas?
Anyone know of a way to make a smoke machine? That would let me see how my air is traveling.