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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by treezy, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. treezy New Member

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    Hi All,
    I need help to figuring out which way i should point the fans in the case.

    Ive been using this Raidmax case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156062
    which can hold up to a total of 5 fans
    1- back(underneath PSU)
    2-side panel (1 up in the CPU area, and the other near the video card area)
    1-Front (bottom by the Hdd's)
    1-Other side panel (up higher by the DVD drivres)

    and I just ordered a new CPU cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185125
    (i think this one blows air towards the CPU instead of the ones that suck out)

    right now i got all the fans as exhaust, which is probably not a good idea (especially with that new cooler).

    Everybody here probably has a lot more experience than me in this field. Im a bit of a noob at this.
    So, any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
  2. pbmaster

    pbmaster New Member

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    I have two intake in the front, 1 intake on the side panel, 1 on the top for exhaust, and 1 in the back for exhaust. I think my airflow is pretty good. Ask for pics if you want.
  3. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok. You're intake is 120mm and everything else is 80mm.

    Front = intake
    Lower-Side = intake (cool down video card area)
    Upper-Side = intake (Feed the PSU some cold air)
    Rear = exhaust (suck out hot CPU air, find a really high cfm fan there)

    Have your cpu fan facing the front of the case so the air passes through to the rear exhaust of the case.

    or....

    Use that larger 120mm front fan as the exhaust, turn the rear into an intake, and turn your cpu cooler the other way.

    See which way you get better results with, either way use the 2 side fans as intakes. It's really too bad that that rear exhaust isn't 120mm. Good luck:D
  4. Zeratul_uy

    Zeratul_uy New Member

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    I think that's just fine :D

    You can also cut a hole on the rear to have better cooling (as Freaksavior did)
  5. treezy New Member

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    Thanks everyone that really helped i will try all the ways you guys have suggested
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    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Some argue that you should have the same amount of air going in as going out.

    IMO, I doubt it matters too much - the pressure inside your PC isn't exactly going to build up, but worth keeping in mind.
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    lmao, i got mentioned in a post! awesome

    as he was talking about

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  8. treezy New Member

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    what did u use to get that hole there and all the other small holes for the screws ? That looks cool i wanna do that to my case too
  9. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    i used a good old fashion dremal...and all the mini holes where already there.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Use the new feature! :D
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    Pictures? :)
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    My fan is facing down and I have the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 64 too, does it matter which way it goes?
  13. treezy New Member

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    I just ordered a new mobo from newegg.com as soon as get it running i will post pics for everyone to see.
    Yeah just got the ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131011
    I had the Foxconn one (C51XEM2AA- 8EKRS2H) I had to ship it back because it was hmmm.. lets see.. whats the best word to describe it.. = Garbage !

    My setup when i get the that mobo is going to look like this.
    - That Raidmax case i needed help with (5 fans)
    - Hiper 580W P.S (blue one)
    - Asus 590SLI mobo
    -AMD 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
    - Geil 2GB(2x1GB) DDR2800 4-4-4-12
    - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s HDD
    - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC (will buy another soon for SLI)
    - ViewSonic 19' LCD WS
    - Pioneer 112D DVD burner
    - LG GSA-H42N DVD Burner

    I cant hardly wait till i get that thing running again .

    Here are a few pics of how it looks now (its seen better days ) but will be something great really soon.
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    Im using my movie encoding PC as backup (pentium D system) which is really not that bad ill post pics if anyone wants to see them
  14. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The PSU fan works as an exhaust as well. Another 80mm fan modded to the rear for exhaust might help. From my experience 120mm fans seem to push alot more air than ever 2 80mm's. That's using all Antec 3spd fans anyways.

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