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Jan 10, 2002
Austin, Texas
If a case has a fan on top, will it get better air flow if it blows in or out? I would think out since hot air rises, but I was told otherwise and I want opinions.

THX :beer:
I agree, you probably want a case fan on top blowing out. I would have intake fans closer to the cpu if possible.
Here is what I have, don't laugh.

4 front intake 80mm
2 right intake 80mm
2 left intake 80mm
1 left intake 92mm(modded hole is for 120mm)
2 rear exhaust 80mm

Not installed:
1 left 120mm
1 top 80mm

I have to keep the case in a cabinet-my wife runs a daycare so I dont want the kiddies to destroy it. I keep the door open most of the day, but even when its closed I only gain about 3-4c. If I could keep the case out I would not need all the fans. The back of the cabinet is open and I have a window I keep cracked. That seems to help alot now that summer is over.

Oh yea, and I have a system exhaust blower.
What if I were to reverse the 2 rear fans to blow in, and made my 3 left side exhaust. It might bring in the cool air from the window?
No, The fans are mounted just before the tray.They actually blow on the hard drives. The fan positions are a little weird but the case was a great price at the time.

I put in the top fan, and now my temps went up 3c?????

I guess I need to find 2 120mm fans for the left side. They are positioned to blow right into the HSF.