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Poll Results: What fan setup will give best cooling?

 
  • 90% (9)
    Setup 1
  • 10% (1)
    Setup 2 (current)
  • 0% (0)
    Setup 3
  • 0% (0)
    Setup 4
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post #1 of 6
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so ive been messing around w/ my fan setup on my lanbox, and i cant seem to get a good idle temp on my q6600 that i have inside of it. Ive setup a poll to ask you guys what you think the best cooling setup to have is and what you think of each one (pros and cons)



This is the stock cooling setup.



This is my current setup. All I have done is add a 120mm tricool fan on left side where the red arrows point left.



I was thinking this might be good because that way the cpu hs will get direct cold air (even if its from the back) and have just the 120mm exhaust fan.



This one also crossed my mind because ive always heard its better to have a negative air pressure inside the case, so i figured i would just allow the fans to pull the cold air over all the components from the other window and exhaust it through all the fans.

Please tell me what you think, be critical, i dont care i need some opinions on this because i idle at about 42-43c on my current fan setup.

P.S. i'm also about to put some much stronger 60mm fans on the back and put a fan controller on them.
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post #2 of 6
Number 1...

Use heavier exhausting fans in the back.

And it is hard to say which is the best, you have to try each of them and check on your temperatures to actually compare, but I do suggest Number 1.

Number 4 seems practical too, but you will need very strong in taking fans (blowing inside).
    
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post #3 of 6
I vote 1, because it's supposedly best to try to create some small amount of air pressure inside the case to limit the amount of dust and 1 looks like it would do that the best, or at least keep things fairly neutral compared to the others which appear that they would suck dust in from every gap in the case.

To be fair though, other than a bit of dust, I doubt you'd see much of a difference between any of the set-ups.

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post #4 of 6
Definitely not setup 3 - all that cold air coming in from the back is going to get sucked right up into the power supply and shot back up. Sure, the power supply will be nice and cool, but that doesn't really benefit the rest of the computer.

Configuration 1 does look the best, but try out different ones just to see how you do.
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post #5 of 6
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the psu fan isnt inside the case, its outside. the lanbox is meant to have your psu upside down and there are holes at the top for the fan to suck in cold air, which is what i have now. so the air wont be going anywhere.
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post #6 of 6
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anyone else???
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