Which fan setting is the best for PC cooling? It’s generally best to place your intake fans at the front and bottom of your case, and the exhaust fans at the rear and top. This is because hot air rises, leaving a more natural airflow. Side-mounted fans aren’t as common, but should be used as an intake if used at all.
What is a good fan RPM for gaming? 1200 rpm is not particularly noisy. 2000 rpm might be tolerable. Even 6000 rpm might be possible, A 2000 rpm normal fan might be $12.
Should I run my PC fans at full speed? Although a fan is tested for a prolonged duration at maximum speed, the manufacturer expects the fan to not always be on nor being at maximum speed. So it will wear down the fan.
How should I set up my gaming PC fans? Generally, you want the case fans in front of the case drawing in air while the fans at the rear blow air out. If your case has vents at the top, they should be placed as exhaust fans because hot air will rise. Side-mounted fans should be used for intake, though they often don’t have air filters.