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Windows 7: Recommended fan setup for coolermaster 430

20 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Recommended fan setup for coolermaster 430

Hi, I have a CoolerMaster 430 Elite Black, I was wondering what the best setup for my fans would be. I currently have 5 case fans, one at the front for intake, two on the top as intake, the rear as exhaust and the side panel fan as exhaust also. Should I leave this setup or change it? What do you recommend? I was thinking of changing one of the top fans to exhaust and putting the other on at the bottom of the case as a exhaust so it blows air directly to my GPU, and changing the side panel fan to intake.

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20 Jan 2014   #2

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Front intake, rear exhaust, side intake, top your choice intake or exhaust or one each.
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20 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Front intake, rear exhaust, side intake, top exhaust
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20 Jan 2014   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

I would run all but the rear as intake to maintain a good positive pressure. If you use quality air filters you cut dust by up to 90%+. Are you running 120's or 140's?
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21 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for the reply's guys, in the end I left the front as intake, side as intake, rear as exhaust, I have two top fans which one of them is set to intake and the other set to exhaust, btw they're all 120mm.
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