Question HAF X 200mm top fans configuration ?

Oct 19, 2020
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I currently have this configuration on my cooler master HAF X:
front fan: intake
side panel fan: intake
rear fan: exhaust
top fan: exhaust



I want to add an extra 200mm top fan in the installation near the front panel and I am thinking that it should be an intake so the air it blows inside will be available for the cpu cooler. Will that work or do I need to change this config ?



Legend:
red arrows = exhaust fans
blue arrows = intake fans
green arrow = airflow direction across CPU cooler
yellow question mark = new 200mm fan
 
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You're likely to do more harm than good; recirculating warm air back into the cpu cooler.

How Intake & Exhaust Fans Close to Each Other Can Cause Airflow Loop

Source: https://www.overclock.net/threads/ways-to-better-cooling-airflow-cooler-fan-data.1491876/ (looks like the site update broke many of that person's images, which is a bummer)
Thanks for the useful link !
in light of that info would this config provide better cooling than my current one :


Legend:
blue arrows = intake fans
red arrows = exhaust fans
green cross = removed fan
 

Zerk2012

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Thanks for the useful link !
in light of that info would this config provide better cooling than my current one :


Legend:
blue arrows = intake fans
red arrows = exhaust fans
green cross = removed fan
The way you already have it should be fine without making these changes. If your not having temp problems why are you changing i?

If you are having temp problems start with cleaning the PC out.
 
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The way you already have it should be fine without making these changes. If your not having temp problems why are you changing i?

If you are having temp problems start with cleaning the PC out.
Well optimizing air flow can't hurt so why not do it
 

Phaaze88

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Thanks for the useful link !
in light of that info would this config provide better cooling than my current one :


Legend:
blue arrows = intake fans
red arrows = exhaust fans
green cross = removed fan
You're going to have to test that one, because I see 2 things happening with it:
-air goes into the cpu cooler.
-air goes right out the drive bay's front grille.
 

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