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Old December 5, 2010, 05:14 AM
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Default NZXT Phantom - Best Fan Setup Suggestion?

To NZXT Phantom owners, what is your fan configuration? I'm trying to find out what is the best way to set up the fans so I get the best cooling possible. Currently I have my fan set up as:

2 top 200mm exhaust
1 back exhaust
1 front in take
1 bottom in take

Any suggestions?

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Old December 5, 2010, 06:28 AM
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I would keep it balanced. 2 intake, 2 exhaust. But the one you actually have is great. just my 2 cent.
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Unfortunately because the size of my cooler I cannot put a 200mm fan on the side? Do you think it is worth while to put two 12cm fan on the side blowing directly on to my gpu?
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My recommendation is if you have a very dusty house, I would have more intakes fans than exhaust. But if you have a clean house, and don't mind opening the case and cleaning it every once in a while, more exhaust fans would help keep it cooler.
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Unfortunately because the size of my cooler I cannot put a 200mm fan on the side? Do you think it is worth while to put two 12cm fan on the side blowing directly on to my gpu?
IMO you are better not to put a fan on the side. The goal of a case is to have a path that the air can follow. A fan in the side panel will only push everything on the mobo and make lot of turbilance. So unless your GPU REALLY need it, try to avoid it. Now, maybe post some pictore of the beast? I would like to see the Phantom in action!
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I'm almost done my setup. Will definitely post some pictures when I'm done. I'm still waiting for my blue metal paint pen to come so i can color my heatsink for my blue theme. I got the P6X58 premium and the blue patriot viper, with lots of blue LED fans that came with the phantom.
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