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Old 11-10-2018, 11:22 AM
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Hi all, I plan on using the 280X case with a Z270i mini-ITX mobo, ROG Strix 1070 OC, top mounted 240mm radiator and front 2x120mm fans. I'd like to populate the bottom with 2x120mm fans as well, my question is should they be intake or exaust? Or should I just leave it as is? The Corsair product video on this case shows fans set to exaust both at the bottom and top, with intake at the front, but with my GPU's 3 fan configuration would it make sense to intake at the bottom as well?

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I would suggest intake.

That said, it would tend to blow GPU heat into your radiator ... so front mounting the radiator as intake would be better than top-mounting as exhaust. The top would still, however, be exhaust.
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I thought of that but the GPU is 298mm in length, wouldn't I run into clearance issues with either the H100i Pro/Platinum mounted in front?
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You may, certainly. Both Radiators are 27mm. You might be about 2 mm shy of clearing, based on my estimation. Even then, it'd definitely be tight.

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It's worth a shot, cable management might be a pain but we'll see... I might start on this build next week since the RGB version of the 280X just went on sale for $130!
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Now that I'm looking at it, with an ITX mobo my ROG Strix GPU is fairly close to the bottom of the case... Will two 120mm intake fans on the bottom help given the proximity to the GPU's fans or should I just leave the GPU to inhale on its own?
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