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BEST CASE FANS [Suggestions Please]

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by tamalero, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. tamalero New Member

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    Hello there!
    I'm thinking into modding my CoolerMaster Cavalier case because the case gets too hot!
    currently I have the classsic rear 120mm fan, and a 80mm front fan ( default coolermaster ones )
    and a 60mm side fan.

    the problem is, with my actual overclock ( wich is not that strong.. just 250 FSB and a Winchester from 1.8 Ghz to 2.25 ) it gets preety hot thanks to my new MOBO
    wich is a Nforce 4 , and my new videocard ( X850XT PCI-E )
    The temp can go up to 60 ºC if I use it with my case closed (for protection I have the case open atm, and the cpu temp is always lower than 36ºC on idle and 49-52ºC on full load.

    So the question is:
    What Kind of Fan should I add to my Cavalier so more air flows inside my comp?

    should I mod the case door to add a window, and thus cut it for bigger fans? ( the actual door is pure aluminium and only has room for one 60mm fan and my actual one sucks)

    Note that Noise is not a problem since I Have a profound hearing problem ( Ie, Deafness )

    so recommend me some FANS, BRANDS, and MINIMUM RPMS or TYPE OF FINS in the FAN.
    :rockout:

    Images of Cavaliers:
    Inside view, shows the 120mm Fan
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    Side view, shows the Aluminium Panel and a 60mm Fan slot.
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    believe it or not, i have had great success with masscool fans from tigerdirect.com for only 3
    dollars each!!
  3. tamalero New Member

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    no information about rotating speed, and number of fins? o_O
  4. Christer New Member

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    I use Antec's own fans or Nexus fans. These are not high CFM fans though as my P180 case keeps mobo ambient temps at around 36-38degC regardless of full load or idle, but they are quiet which is important. All Antec fans I have are 3 speeds, low, medium or high and they are all set to low..... I have 3x 120MM case fans and 1x80mm fan sucking hot air directly from the 7800....

    In your case, which are exhaust and intake fans? I would recommend the front fan as an intake and the rear as an exhaust. The side one you can test yourself I guess?
  5. tamalero New Member

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    its a Coolermaster Case, and of course the backone is exhaust
    but still not enought.

    thats why Im gonna add some side-fans
    the 120mm = Exhaust
    90mm = intake
    atm I have a 90mm low rpm ( and very inefective) as intake on the side.
  6. Christer New Member

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    So how many fans can the case accommodate (and what size)? As I say, mine can take 4x 120MM case fans and 1x 80MM fan housing which blows/sucks air onto/from the gfx card....

    Knowing how many you can actually house might be a good bit of info to have from you:)
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    if noise is no issue check out what delta has to offer you .. some of their fans can suck in little animals :)
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    haha but be prepared for a vacuum sound..mwahaha(watch out for the little animals because if they get sucked in then they can damage your hardware!!!11!one!)
  9. tamalero New Member

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    I Can add another 120mm and up to a 80mm one to the side.
    but if Im serious, I can save money to get a diferent door, with more fan slots.


    its a CAVALIER 3 from coolermaster
  10. tamalero New Member

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    and what is delta?
    be specified please, Im not very old on this forum, also considering I'm on Mexico, I dont knowmost brands that are usual in other countries.
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    delta is a company that produces very high quality fans for just about anything. but most are typically loud without some type of controller and can push ALOT of air.
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    any url? :D
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    They are noisy as f**k though:) I have even used Akasa Ambers in the past and they have a balance between CFM and noise.....

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