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The thermaltake armor w/ 25 cm fan comes with 1x120mm in the front correct? And has room for 3 fans? Is it best to have more than 1 fan in the front or just leave the 1?
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post #2 of 10
i believe there is only actual mounts for one fan in the front if there is more i missed them. Buthere is plenty of room in the beast to rig some in there. Along with the one on the fron there is one in the rear and one on the top. I replaced the rear and am figuring how to get my 92mm on the top one.
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post #3 of 10
Edited for ease of answer:

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Originally Posted by Oblivion77 View Post
1.)The thermaltake armor w/ 25 cm fan comes with 1x120mm in the front correct?
2.)And has room for 3 fans?
3.)Is it best to have more than 1 fan in the front or just leave the 1?
1) Yes. The fan should attach to the iCage that houses HDDs.
2) Yes and No. You could put in more than just 3 fans, but I assume you don't want 60mm fans 3 120's will fit in the front of the armor.
3) No difference really. In the end, air will be pulled through the mesh if it is necessary. If you have room for another fan, then by all means go for it, but the more the fans you have the less room you have for optical drives.

Hope this helps If you want to see what two fans look like (kinda) on an Armor, check out the "Raid in an Armor" link in my signature.
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post #4 of 10
The only front fan u can mount is on the 3 hard drive bay. Like b.walker said, theres room to rig 2 more on there. but thats only if u have no 5.25" drive slots used. Are u planning on water cooling? I have my 240mm radiator in the front with 2 fans in pull position. 1x120mm exhaust in the back and the 90mm next to the PSU in exhaust and my case temps at idle are 30C. Exception is 40C anywhere underneath my 8800GTS. The more fans u have the more probability u'll have a noisy comp. Depends on how much noise to airflow ratio u want to tolerate... More airflow is always better since it keeps electronics cooler which makes them happy and live longer.
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post #5 of 10
Yes you can fit 3 fans in the front, depending on the amount of drive bays used. The Icage is the easiest method of installing more front fans.
I myself have 2 up front, 25cm side and 1 120mm exhaust.
More intake than exhaust means positive pressure(Less dust accumulation)
More exhaust than intake means negative pressure(More dust accumulation)
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post #6 of 10
Yes i just replaced the 120 rear with a sunon and it sound like a jet plane but thats only when im surfing the internet and i kinda find it soothing after a while.

Since were talking about the armor anyone know agood wayt to get a 92mm fan on the top of the armor for exhaust im gonna play with it some more this weekend.
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
Since were talking about the armor anyone know agood wayt to get a 92mm fan on the top of the armor for exhaust im gonna play with it some more this weekend.
It should've came with a plastic bracket that attaches right onto the grill mesh. Its like the same kind as the one next to the PSU.
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post #8 of 10
To get the top fan off, just squeeze the plastic clips and slide it either right or left, can't remember. The whole mounting bracket has to come of with the fan, then just un clip the fan from the bracket.
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Hey pjlietz, do you buy your parts from memoryexpress?
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Yup, I work there.
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