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I'm sorry to say it, but the little spot for an 80mm fan behind the motherboard is nothing more than a gimmick to increase the sense of value for this case.
You got that right.
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I'm sorry to say it, but the little spot for an 80mm fan behind the motherboard is nothing more than a gimmick to increase the sense of value for this case.
Agreed!

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I'm sorry to say it, but the little spot for an 80mm fan behind the motherboard is nothing more than a gimmick to increase the sense of value for this case.
I disagree. I think it would have real value in cooling the back of the board. Dem PCBs can get pretty hot. But boards are designed with no cooling so realistically you might only increase the lifespan or stability.
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I disagree. I think it would have real value in cooling the back of the board. Dem PCBs can get pretty hot. But boards are designed with no cooling so realistically you might only increase the lifespan or stability.
But the motherboard is separated from the motherboard tray by stand-offs. The only way it would be noticeably effective to have a fan there is if the back of the motherboard behind the CPU were pressed up against the motherboard tray. But even then it's still just a silly gimmick to help increase sales.

However, having a hole in the motherboard tray behind the CPU might make enough of a difference; especially if that little 80mm fan were blowing onto the back of the motherboard (I am indeed partially referring to the CM 690 II here).

But even then: it's still just a gimmick. I have not seen anyone post in this thread saying, "Omg, you guys should stick a fan back there! My temps dropped by 5°C!"
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post #13095 of 19729
the fact that it's separated by spacers helps it. That allows air to get between it and the board tray. My point is it's not going to make a difference to your CPU temps. It'll make a difference to motherboard temps, whether that matters or not.
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post #13097 of 19729
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
the fact that it's separated by spacers helps it. That allows air to get between it and the board tray. My point is it's not going to make a difference to your CPU temps. It'll make a difference to motherboard temps, whether that matters or not.
The supposed purpose of having a fan back there is to help with CPU temps. That's why it's directly behind the CPU, and that's why it's only big enough for an 80mm fan. That's also why they formed a grill into the motherboard tray behind where the CPU is on most motherboards. But even the most powerful 80mm fan blowing directly on that spot isn't going to make enough of a difference to justify the cost of a fan, the noise, and the effort of installing it.

But trust me: I understand that if a very high-powered 80mm fan were blowing through this grill onto the motherboard that the air would hit the motherboard and then spread out behind it. But would that really make enough of a difference to justify putting a fan there?

If I remember correctly, then I think that Cooler Master's intention is for us to have a fan exhausting air from this location instead. They're trying to say that we can maximize the cooling of our CPU by extracting heat away from this part of the motherboard. But doesn't it really make that much of a difference? No, not really. For proof, let's just look at how many people in this club have a fan there. Or, let's look at how many people say "Omg you guys! I stuck a fan there and my temps dropped quite a bit!" That almost never happens because having a fan there doesn't do much at all.
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Hello all, yesterday I received my CM 690II Advanced. When I get home today I will post my pics
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Hi what are the differences between the 690 and 690II?
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Hi what are the differences between the 690 and 690II?
Watch this
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