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Amazing how well one nicely placed fan can do...

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I zip-tided a cheap blue led fan on the left side of my hard disk cage...



and...

it shed about 5-8 degrees centigrade off...both in video and cpu. :rockout:



TEMP2 = CPU, and heatsink fan for cpu is on low.

just wanted to let you guys now...:D :D :D

plus this is the first time i am giving a glimpse of my rig.
 
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#2
That's nice to take note of.
 
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seems like another crucial step in proper cooling is not just case fans that just blows are from out side, but fans just inside the case for circulating that air.
 
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#4
I might try it out and place it behind the 3.5" Cages...should I? My HDD's are in the Floppy Bays, so it won't help them, but it could help my X800XL a bit...
 
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i ran my fan on full power and case window out, i got around 20-21C!
 
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#6
It didn't affect my temps at all in idle, maybe because my ambient temp is high (I'm in Arizona! Dessert!) but for load I'll check what it's max is..
 
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#7
No, it didn't work for me for some reason...I put a cheap 120mm fan and nothing works, and I'm too lazy to remove it now.