Question Case airflow in Corsair Carbide 275r with noctua cooler

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Hello

I have a Corsair carbide 275r case (closed front) and will be getting a noctuanh-u12s chromax (single fan) as the cpu cooler.

I plan on having two fans in the front as intakes and one fan at the top (there's an air filter on the top) which I don't know if it should be intake or exhaust with this noctua cpu cooler below it, with the back fan at the case kept as exhaust. All are case fans 120mm
 
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Phaaze88

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Do 2 front intake and 1 rear exhaust.
Top exhaust may not do anything, as I've found that the folded design in Noctua's heatsinks promotes front to back airflow and reduces the effect of top fans.
Plus, the NH-U12S' fan will draw air from the top and front on it's own; that's the purpose of the filter in the top panel.
 

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