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Old 10th August, 2004, 11:45 PM
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What's the Optimal Airflow in this Picture?

Hi guys,

The following is a simple diagram of my case done in MS Paint. All the fans can be undervolted so noise isn't an issue.

Blue circles are my current fan positions and with numbers indicating the fan size. There are three 120mm side panel fans.

How would you set it up so the case can obtain optimal airflow to improve case temp?
More Exhaust? More Intake? Your comments and advices are much appreciated.

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Old 11th August, 2004, 12:17 AM
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i would put the front 2 fans on intake. Then i would put all the side pannel fans on intake also. Put the top fan as an exhaust along with the backside and have the PSU is naturall an exhaust. Think heat rises so use that to your advantage. You will have alot of positive pressure so you might want to add a second fan to the top as an exhaust or remove a side fan and seal it up to even it out as good as you can
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Old 11th August, 2004, 12:23 AM
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Thanks for the input, karbon. I also thought positive pressure is good to keep the dust to minimum inside the case. What do you think of this comment from another forum poster?
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More exhaust is always better, no matter what the ratio is... The air will find a way into the case to fill the vaccuum that's created (unless your case is airtight of course Wink).

Too much intake is bad, creates a lot of dead spots.
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exhaust is important because without moving out the old hot air the new cold air quickly does no good. If you keep just a little positive pressure then it will not pull air through every crack but it will still get dust just not as much. But try to create the simple airflor from bottom right to top left if you can.
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Ahhh, it makes sense. Thanks, I'll see what I can do with them.
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I would read through this link if you are looking for max cooling from case fans ... Good luck .



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hi there

i'v got 2 fans at the front blowing in 1 fan up top blowing out 1 fan at back blowing out plus 2 fans in the PSU blowing out !!!!!
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I was thinking of adding a second 80mm rear exhaust fan to my Lian Li PC60. Now I am not sure.

My case cooling config:

Intake 2 x Akasa 80x25mm
Air Flow : 32 Cfm, Noise Level : 28 dBA, Speed : 2500 Rpm

Rear exhaust: 1 x Delta AFB0812H 80x25mm
Air Flow : 35 Cfm, Noise Level : 31 dBA, Speed : 3000 Rpm

Top Exhaust: 1 x ARX 80x25mm
Air Flow : 26.17 Cfm, Noise Level : 23.5 dBA, Speed : 2100 Rpm

Dual fan psu with twin 80mm thermally controlled fans (1000-3000rpm)
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i would add a side intake, if you can.
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