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 Post subject: Help with case fans. Exhaust/Intake
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:42 am 
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I am using this case from Newegg I bought. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108190
It has 2 top 120mm fans, 1 120mm rear fan, 1 120mm fan in front bottom and 1 220mm side fan. I was curious about what would be the best fan/s to use for the exhaust and which to use for the intake? I appreciate any advise. Thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: Help with case fans. Exhaust/Intake
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:25 pm 
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In my opinion the best would be to have the front and side as intake and the rest as exhaust.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with case fans. Exhaust/Intake
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:18 pm 
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I'm a proponent of the opposite approach, more intake than exhaust, which would be everything but the rear fan should be intake as this goes with the flow of the other components (GPU spits out air through the rear, same with PSU). The only problem with this is you need filters covering the fans, otherwise the fans will get really dusty.

While you only need a filter for the sole intake in the other approach, the problem is that this creates air pressure that's lower inside than out. And while this will cause outside air to seep into any hole in the case it can find, it also means dust will seep into any hole it can find.


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