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Read fan + side fan, how to setup it?

post #1 of 7
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It seems that my case doesn't support front fan, although the spec says that it's installable.

I wanted to setup fans like that:
front intake + rear sucking

but as I said it seems that I can't install front fan.

So how do you suggest? How to setup rear and side fans? Is there even a point to install side fan at all?

Thanks in advance smile.gif

*Title should be "Rear fan + side fan, how to setup it?" mr. admin, please change it smile.gif
post #2 of 7
Front/Side Intake
Rear/Top Exhaust

Is the general way to go.

What case are you using?
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post #3 of 7
You don't necessarily need to use the sidefan unless you really want to. Rear Fan= Exhaust. Top fan should exhaust as well, as heat naturally dissipates going up.

The side fan you can either choose to have air blow in, or out, depending on the situation. I have mines set to exhaust, but generally most people set it as intake.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks smile.gif
I must note that the hottest part of my computer is my VGA, which is below both fans. CPU is more or less cool it usually never goes above 36C or 100F.
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post #6 of 7
The position of your top fan will depend on your CPU cooler. If it's exhausting out the back, then the top fan should be intake. If it's exhausting up, the top fan should be exhaust. Warm air goes where it's pushed. That's the whole point to having case fans, so the argument that top fans should exhaust because heat rises is not valid. Also, the specs of your case say there's a spot for a front fan so I would definitely put one there as intake.

Here's what works best for me:
airflow.png

As you can see, all the air is forced towards the CPU cooler and exhausted out the back
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Is that mean that if I install intake side fan that it will push warm air towards VGA? My goal is to reduce VGA temperature, the CPU is already cool enough.

Yeah, the spec says that front fan can be installed, but actually it isn't possible.
Here is the pictures of the case from the inside. There should be the part of the case on the front where is possible to mount the fan. But I don't see it.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RajTEeAWGyo/Tfks5iak3BI/AAAAAAAABxg/bef9ek1uNYU/s912/15062011985.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GF8Suwx0YtY/Tfks7GCmS3I/AAAAAAAABxc/xinX7njJNjE/s912/15062011987.jpg
Edited by mss1988 - 6/15/11 at 3:14pm
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