Question Advice on 14 fan configuration - Phanteks 719

Adam Georgeson

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So I bought the Phanteks 719 as an upgrade to my Corsair 680x, the issue I have is that I have a total of 14 fans, currently I just stuffed them in there with this config:

4 Fans on front as intake
4 Fans front side of case as intake
3 fans on top as intake
2 fans on bottom as exhaust
1 fan rea as exhaust

Thats 11 intake and 3 exhaust. I don't think I've planned this correctly and would like some advice.

They are all LL120 Corsair RGB fans, the biggest issue I have right now is that 2 of the fans do not have RGB on (both stopped working when plugging into the onboard RGB controller on my motherboard, 1 of them has a dim green RGB but cannot be changed at all and the other is completely off no RGB at all).

I have ordered a internal USB hub (NZXT Internal USB Expansion HUB) so I can plug my other Lighting node pro into it as my commander pro is already running x 2 of them for the first 12 fans. Whilst I'm at it I thought it would be a good time to re-organise the case intake/exhaust. I have also ordered 2 replacement LL120 fans for the broken ones.

Hopefully someone can advise/help!

Thanks

p.s a view of the case/build is below:
Image of build here

Specs:

Asrock Taichi Ultimate
I9-9900k
EVGA FTW3 2080TI
970 Pro M.2/NVme
EVGA 850 G2 Power supply
 

thx1138v2

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Don't forget that the placement of components inside the case will also affect air flow. I haven't seen it but I believe they intake and output fans should be about equal, modified by the air flow around components.
 

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3 fans on top as intake
2 fans on bottom as exhaust
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The goal of "fans" is to bring in new cool air and remove warm air.
Not just blow it around inside.

That top and bottom needs to be reversed.

And you could probably remove 8 of those 14 fans and see two results:
  1. Same temps
  2. Less noise
 

Adam Georgeson

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3 fans on top as intake
2 fans on bottom as exhaust
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The goal of "fans" is to bring in new cool air and remove warm air.
Not just blow it around inside.

That top and bottom needs to be reversed.

And you could probably remove 8 of those 14 fans and see two results:
  1. Same temps
  2. Less noise
Yes, which is why I've asked for advice on how to better place the fans in the case.
The noise doesn't bother me.

I'll flip the top and bottom around tomorrow, thanks for that. What about the front side ones, are they OK being intake?
 

Adam Georgeson

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Depends.
What is on the other side of those? Where are they getting air from?
There is a dust filter and a vent for air flow where these fans are, so it could either bring air in or push air out. Just not sure what would make sense as they are directly (Technically) attached to the front fans that are intake.
 

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