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Old 02-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default Which is the Best Place to Install a Case Fan? - Part 2

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"Recently, we published a test where we tried to find out which position of a case fan is the best for CPU temperatures. Now, let's expand this experiment, comparing the temperatures of the computer "h..."

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Hello.
Great article. Just enlight me: did you install the side fan as a in-take or out-take? That is a very important information also, it changes everything.

P.S.: És Brasileiro, correcto?

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I've always found that three fans are best if you have that option....
top rear exhaust = high cfm (think R4 2000rpm 90cfm or better)
front intake = mid cfm ~ 40/50cfm mid speed upto 1500rpm (think SilverStone AP120)
side intake = mid cfm ~ 40/50cfm mid speed upto 1500rpm (think SilverStone AP120)
and that stays pretty quiet but produces good temps...

lucky for me I have an SilverStone RV02 with 3x 180mm 700rpm 100cfm fans in the bottom blowing streight up and an R4 exhaust just above the CPU's heatsink
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Hello.
Great article. Just enlight me: did you install the side fan as a in-take or out-take? That is a very important information also, it changes everything.
Side fan was installed as intake.

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Old 02-10-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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Personally, I have one side fan blowing in, a front fan blowing in, a rear fan blowing out, and two 140mm fans on top blowing out. I have my PSU in a bottom-mount case set up so it acts as another exhaust fan, drawing air from inside the case and blowing it out the back. All fans (except the 2 top fans) 120mm, and I have VERY LOW TEMPS! Other specs: GTX570 GPU, AMDX4 PhenomII 955, Spire Eclipse ThermaxII CPU cooler.....
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:45 PM   #6
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This article is impressive. I liked the style. And thanks for testing HDD temps as well. And one more thing. I think the temps listed in table is from digital thermometer and the temps in image are from SpeedFan. It would be better if it's mentioned on the top of the table and image respectively.

And room temps in my country hovers from 32C to 37C during summers. I guess as the room temps increase, the fan's impact start reducing. If possible please test with ambient room temps above 30 degree C or at 35 degree C.

Kudos for this great article and keep it up
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