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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Azn Tr14dZ, May 12, 2006.

  1. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    I have a total of 3 fans for my case right now and I don't know if it's enough or if it's arranged well.
    I have a front 120mm fan that intakes air.
    I have an 80mm fan on the side window panel that exhausts air.
    And I have a rear 120mm fan that exhaust air.

    Does this seem right?
    I've seen some people do the same thing but the side panel fan intakes air instead of exhausting it. would this work too? would it get me better temps?
     
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    Seems nice to me. That is exactly how the Thermaltake Soprano is set up. Very efficent. Only thing better would be an exhuast fan on top.
     
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    But for the side panel fan, should I leave it for exhaust?
     
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    Yeah, that is where the CPU exhaust comes out.
     
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    on the side?? no that should be intake as cpu fans blow down onto the heatsink not suck air off it. anything on the front or side should be intake, anything on top or back be exaust
     
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    You sure?
     
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    Oh I got my fan as exhaust so it can take the hot air out. Opps...
     
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    yeah it should be intake...hence all the cases with fans and ducts...to channel in the cold air from the side fan..
     
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    Oh...ok. I was wondering why my CPU was hotter than usual with the new case. Thanks!
     
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    yeah no problem. i personally have a loud ass $20 case and 5 80mm fans... but its still cool..
     
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    Ok then. my fron is intake, and so is my side panel. my rear is exhaust. Sound right?
     
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