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I did a similar thing with my old Xion case and it actually helped my temps a lot because it blew cold air right into the CPU cooler.
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it might be in some cases, but if you can make it stick past the third one it might fit.
   
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post #203 of 328
Quote:
Originally Posted by matrix2000x2;14973841 
Is 140mm the max fan size you can fit in two or three 5.25" bays?
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Originally Posted by matrix2000x2;14973934 
But I saw that it had taken up 4 slots, instead of 3 in a previous post.

120mm is the max you can fit in (3) 5.25 inch drive bays if you have a bottom on your drive bays, and a DVD drive or something similar in the 4th drive bay right above the 3rd drive bay.

A 140mm fan takes up about (3 n 1/2) 5.25 inch drive bays. A way to get around this is to put your DVD drive/etc on the bottom drive bays, and have the top 3 drive bays free. Then the 140mm fan will fit right in there, if you have some head room inside the case, at the top of your drive bays.

Hope that made sense. confused.gif
post #204 of 328
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xTank Jones16x;14974008 
120mm is the max you can fit in (3) 5.25 inch drive bays if you have a bottom on your drive bays, and a DVD drive or something similar in the 4th drive bay right above the 3rd drive bay.

A 140mm fan takes up about (3 n 1/2) 5.25 inch drive bays. A way to get around this is to put your DVD drive/etc on the bottom drive bays, and have the top 3 drive bays free. Then the 140mm fan will fit right in there, if you have some head room inside the case, at the top of your drive bays.

Hope that made sense. confused.gif

Here is a 120mm Shark on a 5.25 bay:

5_25_14cm_project_011.png


Here is a 140mm Shark in that same 5.25 bay:

5_25_14cm_project_020.png


Here is a front view. The IO panel is only a half-length device, so the fan fits behind it:

5_25_14cm_project_022.png

The key is you can see that the top of the fan extends a bit past the top of the 5.25 bay.
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post #205 of 328
Nevermind about the TY-140, what is the best intake fan for 120mm? GT AP14?

Considering the Noctua NF P12
Edited by matrix2000x2 - 9/17/11 at 9:54pm
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post #206 of 328
honestly any decent fan will do. I say if you are to buy one for cheap, a high speed yate loon is good enough, if you want something with LEDs, sickleflows are good too
   
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post #207 of 328
Yate Loons are too loud for my taste. 47cfm for 28dba is not acceptable.
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post #208 of 328
then you could with some cm r4s
   
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I don't want any LEDs.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103061

Boom. R4 minus the LED.
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