View Full Version : case fans
04-10-2003, 11:20 AM
Got a question about case fans. As right now, I got 3 intake fans, 2 rear fans, 1 top fan, and 1 fan thats on the left side of the case facing the internal hard drive rack. I'm thinkin about put a 80mm fan facing the cpu, but I dont kow which way should the fan turn. Should it blows or sucks air from the cpu? I got a p2 450 in the case right now. The temp inside the case is 82-86F. I'm goin to replace the old one with a new cpu in the future.
oh I forgot to tell u that there r 7 hard drives in the case. All running at 7200rpm.
04-10-2003, 02:02 PM
Personally, I would go for maximum air throughput. This would basically be trying to balance same amount of air coming in with going out.
You also have to take into account the dynamics of the case and air flow. If you have two front fans blowing in, and 2 rear fans blowing out, BUT you have 2 fans on each side blowing across, you're pretty much screwing up the circulation and making a loud wind tunnel in your machine..
04-10-2003, 06:21 PM
Thats alot of hard drives producing heat, with all that heat being produced maybe you should look into hard drived fans/coolers.
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