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    Default Segotep SG-K7 push/pull fan placement

    Pretty much as the title says.

    I have an SG-K7 case (https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/CHA...-Tower-ATX-Cas). By default it has 3 x 120mm fans at the front (currently acting as intake), and then 1 x 120mm fan on the rear as an exhaust. The intake fans don't have great access to air due to the solid tempered glass front.

    It has room for 2 x 120mm fans on the top, which I'm going to add.

    What combination of intake/exhaust fan placement would people recommend?

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    Default Re: Segotep SG-K7 push/pull fan placement

    Make the top and rear exhaust fans and leave the front as intake. You don't want to fight the natural flow of hot air with any other configuration.
    You probably don't need to add any fans unless you are running an extreme overclock and pushing your system to 100% for hours on end, which is unlikely.

    That segotep case is not all that well designed for airflow, but honestly the one fan on the rear is probably doing enough by itself for an average system to maintain reasonable temperatures.
    There are a lot of cases around that favour looks over airflow particularly on the front panel, but they get away with it because nobody really needs four case fans
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    Default Re: Segotep SG-K7 push/pull fan placement

    Yea I fully admit I don't *need* the two extra fans, I just want to do it for sh*ts and gigs while I'm upgrading the ram and storage. I'll add them as exhausts.

    It's definitely not the best case ever - missing front and top dust filters among other things. As some point down the line I'll shell out for a new case, but that's a wee way away.

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    Default Re: Segotep SG-K7 push/pull fan placement

    Just a note, standard case fans don't always last very well mounted horizontally. I think it depends on the bearing design.
    https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/7...ng-differences

    I had some thermaltake fans that barely lasted 6 months when used that way.
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    Default Re: Segotep SG-K7 push/pull fan placement

    Thanks for that - was not aware the horizontal mount could cause issues with some fans. I'll have a look into it.

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