Question o11 XL fan placement

Nappleman

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Question about best fan placement through out my case. Right now I have a o11 XL with an Ek xe in push/pull intake at the bottom. I also have a nemesis gts 360 in push exhaust at the top, 1 back exhaust fan and 3 intake fans on the side. Is this the most optimal set up? or maybe switching the 3 side intake fans to exhaust and have the majority of air going into the case come from the 6 push/pull fans at the bottom?
 

Phaaze88

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Just do 'chimney style' bottom to top - no need to think too much on it. Heck, the rear and side fans probably add more noise than they contribute to actual cooling...
Then again, I don't have an O11 XL with custom loop to test it either.

I believe the side and top to the be the best/optimal placement for fans/radiators. Steve at Gamers' Nexus already tested this chassis.
The bottom is quite restrictive for airflow compared to the side and top - plus with a radiator down there? Oof. Users can always brute force air from the bottom if they want though.
 

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