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Old October 24, 2008, 06:35 PM
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Default Case Fans?

Anybody have a good guide on how to direct the fans in your case?
Which fans should function as your intake fans, and which should serve as exhaust ones.

Sorry it may seem like a stupid question but ima noob and just building my first computer!
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Old October 24, 2008, 06:36 PM
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front = intake
rear = exhaust
bottom = intake
top = exhaust
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Old October 24, 2008, 06:40 PM
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Side = intake.
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Old October 24, 2008, 06:49 PM
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also try to keep the cfm going into the case as the same amount going out (closer is better)
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