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Hey guys,
Went and got my P182 today, its the gunmetal version.
I love it and it looks amazing,
But i have a few questions,
What is the best fan configuration?
like where should i put the fans?
that one beside the psu seems a bit pointless,
i also have 3 other 120mm Tricool's
but not really sure where i should/can put them

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u gonna keep it air cooled or switch to water?
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Pics would be suhh-weet btw

Idk about fan placement on that case, as I dont have it, but I would have one infront (intake) on low, top fan on high, and rear on med.
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u gonna keep it air cooled or switch to water?
Most likely air, maybe in the future i will upgrade to water

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Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
Pics would be suhh-weet btw

Idk about fan placement on that case, as I dont have it, but I would have one infront (intake) on low, top fan on high, and rear on med.
Yep, will get them up on sunday (working tomorrow) ,
And ill try that out,
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ok well here we go. u can get better fan for the front and top. i don't remeber if this case version has 2 top fans. but the tri-cools are decent they go up to 79cfm oh high. u can put a 92mm fan on the bottom behind the grill helps cool hdd if u plan to use the bottom oh and if vid card isn't too long u can use the mid hdd bay w/o hdd so u can attach a fan there too. i like this case cause it's all 120mm fans.
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take out the top hd cage and put a fan there, will cool your GPU pretty well on air and also brings intake into your case. Thats probably one of the best placements you can make on that case i believe.
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everyone beat me to the cage comment

it comes with a fan hanger me-jiggy, but i've never put it to use
i'm interested in these responses as well

i usually leave the top 2 fans on medium/low and the hdd/psu fan on medium/high
i originally thought my psu wouldn't fit with the fan there but it seems to work

EDIT: if your true doesn't have a fan mounted on it
you'll want to keep the upper fans on a higher setting
    
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ok well here we go. u can get better fan for the front and top. i don't remeber if this case version has 2 top fans. but the tri-cools are decent they go up to 79cfm oh high. u can put a 92mm fan on the bottom behind the grill helps cool hdd if u plan to use the bottom oh and if vid card isn't too long u can use the mid hdd bay w/o hdd so u can attach a fan there too. i like this case cause it's all 120mm fans.
I love the 120mm fans too,
And yes it has 2 top fans, one on the top back, one on the top top

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take out the top hd cage and put a fan there, will cool your GPU pretty well on air and also brings intake into your case. Thats probably one of the best placements you can make on that case i believe.
Take out the cage? why not leave it in?

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Originally Posted by SyncMaster753 View Post
everyone beat me to the cage comment

it comes with a fan hanger me-jiggy, but i've never put it to use
i'm interested in these responses as well

i usually leave the top 2 fans on medium/low and the hdd/psu fan on medium/high
i originally thought my psu wouldn't fit with the fan there but it seems to work

EDIT: if your true doesn't have a fan mounted on it (maybe that's noob and you can't)
you'll want to keep the upper fans on a higher setting
Good idea
    
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I moved the PSU fan to the front of the top HDD bay and I had it cooling my 74GB Raptor.

I left my 500GB storage drive down in the bottom bay with no fan for quite sometime, but I just moved the 500 HDD to the top bay next to the Raptor. The temp differences were significant with the Raptor running MUCH cooler than the 500 in the lower HDD bay location. I don't know how much this helped yet because I am awaiting a new motherboard so I have the whole thing apart. I was just really bored today and wanted to tinker so I changed some things around.

I also took the cables from my power supply and put them in the lower HDD bay so they are out of the way and you cannot see them. Now that the 500GB HDD is not in there I have plenty of space to hide them.
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Both my HDD's in bottom drive bay. I took the top drive cage out beacuse it impeads airflow. So i have a front intake fan on high which is a tri cool because it's sort of hard for a fan to pull air through the filters and stuff. Also i cut out the front and the exauaust metal cages to promote better airflow and TRUST ME it helps alot.

So the front fan is a tri cool set on high and exaust with no grill is my Scythe 120mm fan. Honestly the only noise coming from the case is the exaust fan. That is where most of the noise comes from and a bit from the front intake. So choose a good exaust fan.

And i also have another scythe fan in the bottom area to cool the HDD's and the PSU. I had my Scythe fan intaking air before and it was not enough air and my temps rose so i had to switch back to the Tri cool fans. Also i removed the top fan because my Tuniq is HUGE. But if you leave it in leave it on Low.

I hope that helped
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