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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Gamingnut1005, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Gamingnut1005

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    good afternoon, i was wondering if I could get some feedback on how to cool my case efficiently. I have the dragon rider case . The fans i have installed are as follows: 2 top 120 mm fans, 1 bottom front(by HDD Bays) 120mm, 1 back 120mm, 1 side(by the underside of cpu) 120mm and 1 (the other side of case) 220mm. my question is which fans do i make exhaust and which to make intake.

    Here is a link to my case, and just in case of confusion my case has a fan on both side panels. one where a fan usually is on a case and one on the back panel exposing the underside of the cpu

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108376

    Thank you for your time and input.
     
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    Front: Intake
    Side: Intake
    Top: Exhaust
    Back: Exhaust
    CPU Fan thing on the side: Doesn't matter; experiment
     
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    Usually front, bottom and side as intake
    top and back as exhaust
    Small fan behind motherboard tray as intake, to cool behind your motherboard
     
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    I've got a CM690II with same basic fan setup, and have the fan behind the cpu (on backside of motherboard) set as an exhaust, and it really works pretty well.
     
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    You can try it the way suggested above. If you get too much dust all over the outside of your case and your temps are okay then you can go for a positive pressure set up. By making all the fans intakes except the one rear fan. This keeps dust from being sucked in threw the cracks and vents. That case has a lot of vents that will trap dust. Your case can end up looking like a chia pet. You can also achieve this buy making the intakes fans the higher volume fans.
     
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