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I wasn't happy with the temp increase, so I mounted my 92mm Arctic (side fan) on the outside, which is the only way to reverse the flow. I found the black thunderblade that came with the case, and put it on the back of the Rad. I thought the other one was loud. It sounds like the fan in my bathroom, but my idle temp is down to 38C. That fan has the little jack on it for a controller, so I may just use the knob on it, and turn it down for normal use. In two months this computer is going to belong to my wife, and the only gaming going on is going to be the occasional game of solitaire. Thanks for all of your help guys. As always I appreciate it.
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Silverstone 120mm fans are pretty good, and available almost everywhere. They have a 9 blade design to move more air at lower RPM's. They will blow around 50+cfm at full speed. If you are looking for quiet though, try the Vantec stealths, sandwiching those on the rad should give some descent airflow, w/ minimal noise.

When your ready, get a 24v fan and mod a PSU to run it...you will only need one with the amount of air you move then.
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I recently relocated my radiator to the back of my case to free up space, and reduce clutter. Currently the fan PULLS air from inside the case through the radiator. It didn't occur to me at the time, but having the fan outside of the case makes it louder. I want to put the fan back inside the case and leave the radiator outside. I am going to cut the built in grill out to improve airflow. When I am finished the fan will PUSH air through the radiator from inside the case. My question is... How will this effect performance? as always thanks for your help.
I think it's better if my volvo radiator fan will push the air from outside since outside air has cooler temperature than the inside. Because of the heat exhausted by the engine and radiator, the air inside the case rises its temperature.
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