[SOLVED] Recommended fan positions?

tangelo

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Hello. I am building a new rig and need recommendations on fan positions. I'm gonna run i7-9700K and a GTX 1080, both cooled with air.

The CPU cooler's fan will blow towards the 120mm slot at the left .
The upper HDD cage will be removed.

The case is Fractal Arc Mini r2 and it has 2 x 120mm and 1 x 140mm fans.

Here is where I can attach the fans.


I'm thinking of putting the two 120mm fans at the front as intake and the 140mm as exhaust on the top leftmost slot. PSU will draw air from the bottom and exhaust it out from the back so I doesn't effect the airflow inside the case.

Would I get theoretically better cooling with other fan configurations? Or should I perhaps invest in more fans?
 

COLGeek

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Front, side, and bottom fans are generally used as intake fans.

Rear and top are generally exhaust fans.

This provides good airflow and seems to be what you are planning to do. If so, no changes are necessary.
 

COLGeek

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Front, side, and bottom fans are generally used as intake fans.

Rear and top are generally exhaust fans.

This provides good airflow and seems to be what you are planning to do. If so, no changes are necessary.
 

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