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isnt it true that side fans can stuff up your airflow inside the case??
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no, not if you have enough exhaust fans. and it's better to have positive pressure than negative pressure. you want to blow dust out through the cracks, not suck it in.
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no, not if you have enough exhaust fans. and it's better to have positive pressure than negative pressure. you want to blow dust out through the cracks, not suck it in.
what exaclty does that mean?, btw ive only got the one exhaust fan (Super LanBoy case) however im considering getting a new case.....
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post #4 of 11
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what exaclty does that mean?, btw ive only got the one exhaust fan (Super LanBoy case) however im considering getting a new case.....
the pressure?
if you've got more air coming in than getting sucked out, you will got positive pressure and the air will try and find a way out, usually through cracks in your case (where the door meets the case, etc.) and that helps to keep some dust out. However, if you have more air going out than going in, air will get pulled in through those cracks to try and keep an even balance and dust will get sucked in too.
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post #5 of 11
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the pressure?
if you've got more air coming in than getting sucked out, you will got positive pressure and the air will try and find a way out, usually through cracks in your case (where the door meets the case, etc.) and that helps to keep some dust out. However, if you have more air going out than going in, air will get pulled in through those cracks to try and keep an even balance and dust will get sucked in too.
ah i see, well im not sure but i think mine should be fine with that, only have the usual 120mm at front and back
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post #6 of 11
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ah i see, well im not sure but i think mine should be fine with that, only have the usual 120mm at front and back
i see. i have two 120s on teh front along with an 80 and a 25 on teh side all taking air in and one 120 and two 90s + PSU taking air out. i think i'm pretty balanced though.
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post #7 of 11
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i see. i have two 120s on teh front along with an 80 and a 25 on teh side all taking air in and one 120 and two 90s + PSU taking air out. i think i'm pretty balanced though.
yeah but you also have a better case lol im sick of my lanboy (i wanted it bad once apon a time)
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by XFXG73 View Post
yeah but you also have a better case lol im sick of my lanboy (i wanted it bad once apon a time)
yeah, a good case is a good investment. Mine is nice and big so it provides lots of room to work with and put other stuff (WC, etc.) as well as providing super airflow and looking pretty cool.
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post #9 of 11
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yeah, a good case is a good investment. Mine is nice and big so it provides lots of room to work with and put other stuff (WC, etc.) as well as providing super airflow and looking pretty cool.
yeah thats what im hoping for but with my limited budget itll take 6 monthhs to save enough for anything decent....
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post #10 of 11
lol, start saving then!
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