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Help optimising airflow / fan placement on a H440

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Recently installed a kraken g10 with a h55 onto my graphics card and it got me thinking about the best way to manage airflow as I have various fans about that I feel could be better utilised. I have 3 140mm SP fans, 1 140mm FN fan, 3 120mm FN fans and 1 120mm SP fan. My case has mounts for either 3 120mm or 2 140mm on the front and top and a mount for a 120mm or 140mm on the back. The thing I'm most struggling with is what fan to use on the rad and where to place it. Side note, I'm also using a grid + and I have my fans running at 40% most the time. 

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Put the static pressure fans on the rad

 

 

err.....fan, since you only have one

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place the rad at the rear and attach your sp 120 to it.

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place the rad at the rear and attach your sp 120 to it.

 

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make use of all the fan options of your case. put the rad in front to and orient the fan as intake. You should put static pressure optimized fans on front and on top(120mm) then an airflow optimized fan on the rear(140mm).

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make use of all the fan options of your case. put the rad in front to and orient the fan as intake. You should put static pressure optimized fans on front and on top(120mm) then an airflow optimized fan on the rear(140mm).

exhaust>intake. Good luck cleaning the rad if you orientate it as intake. I would only recommend exhaust (even tho your tempts wouldnt be the coolest but it'll still be cool)

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exhaust>intake. Good luck cleaning the rad if you orientate it as intake. I would only recommend exhaust (even tho your tempts wouldnt be the coolest but it'll still be cool)

I wouldn't mind cleaning the rad. Besides, it won't be that bad since you have a filter at the front.

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I wouldn't mind cleaning the rad. Besides, it won't be that bad since you have a filter at the front.

hmm it depends on OP then @Superfreeky

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