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Whats going on everyone, so I have here a few pics of my current rig setup. Now I felt that the stock fans within the HAF 932 weren't moving enough air.....I'm the kind of person btw who has the "can never have enough" mentality. SO, I did the following:

1. I removed the top, front, and side 200mm(i think, maybe 230?) stock fans. Replaced the front one with a 120mm fan that spins over 3000rpm maxed out and puts out 110cfm. Also in the front I placed the USB 3.0 port for the 5.25 bay up to the top slot and added another 120mm fan into that area. I pulled this fan from my old Antec 900 case.

2. For the side chassis, I put in 3x120mm fans, 1 of which is another Antec fan from the old case(also has a 3 speed manual adjustment on it, other one does as well). The other 2 fans there are putting out about 107cfm and are about 3500rpm maxed if i remember correctly.

3. The 200mm fan from the top I placed on the very bottom of the case to pull air in from underneath the case...Left the rear 140mm stock fan in place. (however I'm debating on taking it out and putting a better 120mm fan in its place for better exhaust)

4. Top 200mm fan came out, 120mm went in as well as top mounting the PSU. This 120mm is one of the ones capable of over 3000rpm 110cfm.

5. And last but not least, that little 80mm blue LED fan I just threw in to see what happens....I put it on top of the heatsink to pull the hot air up and out towards the top fan...but didnt really work out like i planned since I had to mount the PSU up top and it sits right over this 80mm fan lol CPU temps went down about 4C idle tho..soo...somethings working right?


There it is. My case and all its hurricane force wind production. I dont have a fan contoller yet, it should be here tomorrow. Right now I can only control the speed of 3 of the fans with the PC Probe II ASUS software(by those fans being plugged into the MB 3-pin headers) so it is a little loud with 2 of the fans maxed out and me not able to throttle them back at all. But I dont mind

Tell me what you guys think......too many, good/bad/decent placement, should I go back with the stock fans? Looking for some feedback to help/improve my air cooling.
My Pride n Joy
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Sounds good to me. If your temps dropped then stick with these.
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Yeah, how did your temps change? Also, it seems like all the changes are to smaller fans? Wouldn't that just make it noisier? (especially those deltas)
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Originally Posted by a pet rock;13313654 
Yeah, how did your temps change? Also, it seems like all the changes are to smaller fans? Wouldn't that just make it noisier? (especially those deltas)

Oops, thought i mentioned that, guess not....Um idle before the change CPU:41C....after: 37C for the GPU:40C before....after:34C

And yes most of the changes are to smaller fans. I now have more air moving through my case at a higher rate and directed at the areas that need it most....doing all this better than wat the stock fans were capable of doing before.

And your right, it is noisier. But I dont mind it so much. Plus I got a fan controller that just came in today to throttle them down until they are needed to more.
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