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I am looking for cases with 2 front fan mounts. Reason I'm looking for this is because I want to reverse the air flow, exhaust comes out the front, of a family member's computer. The computer currently sits in a built-in desk/cabinet that has poor exhaust in the back of the cabinet it sits in.

I am looking for something that is sub $70. There is no need for windows or LED's.

So far I have found:

NZXT Source 220 CA-SO220-01

The old standard Antec 300

Antec 100

Cougar Solution

Are there any more that I'm missing? Any cases better than these?
post #2 of 5
The only issue I see there is, the computer isn't going to be getting any fresh air and will thus suffer performance wise even further - its generally always better to pull in more air than a computer can exhaust
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^ I agree.

 

If a cabinet has poor space for exhaust at the back, then a case with reverse airflow will just have bad intake of fresh air (even thought the front exhaust is good) when it sits inside the cabinet.

 

And, 'good intake with bad exhaust' and 'bad intake with good exhaust' are both not desirable.  But I would rather think the former is slightly better.

 

So, I think some other measures need to be taken in lieu of this reverse airflow approach.

 

 

Anyway, 2 cases with two front fan mounts come to my mind.  Both are under US$70.

 

Fractal Design Core 3000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352010

 

NZXT Tempest 410

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146081

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I think your best option is to modify the cabinet, and either remove the backing for the PC section, or replace it with a grill that will allow airflow. It's either that, or buy insanely low power devices that make as little heat as possible, but they may then complain about performance... Put the options of desk-cabinet modification or an abacus before them, and let them pick the smart answer.
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The only issue I see there is, the computer isn't going to be getting any fresh air and will thus suffer performance wise even further - its generally always better to pull in more air than a computer can exhaust

Actually the cabinet has some large holes for the cables to come out of. The problem is the holes are below the mid-tower exhaust fan height. These holes are also shifted to the right side and are not directly behind the computer. What happens is the warmer air builds up in the cabinet and into the drawer above the area where the computer sits. The back of the cabinet is a wall that leads to the dining room so there is no cutting for ventilation going to be taking place.

I believe I will have enough airflow for this to work, with the holes on the side providing most of the air. I just need a case that will be of greater help than the one that is currently in there.
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