Question Nr200 fan configuration with Noctua NH-U12A

Sjnokkem

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For my ITX build I am going with the mighty nr200 air cooled.

I was thinking of the Noctua NH-U12A + additional fan.

For airflow i did a little bit of research and since the case is pretty good for airflow/cooling it doesnt really matter that much but I still like to keep it as clean and cool as possible.

I was thinking of cpu cooler as exhaust on the rear of the case, 1 or 2 fans on top of the case also as exhaust. The main thing I dont really know is weither to put 1 or 2 intake fans somewhere. I saw some vids on youtube suggesting not to do it because it may blow heath from the GPU back in to the case.

I would like some opinions and suggestions on what to do and why.

Thanks
 

Cem Goker

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I did air intake from exhaust and 2 bottom slim intake fans for the GPU. I also kept the stock fans that the NR200P comes with as an exhaust on top. I believe this is the best air cooling configuration as you get fresh air for your CPU cooler from the exhaust and GPU and releasing all that heat towards the top.
 

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