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Poll Results: How many fans do you have in your case?

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post #71 of 160
I have a few questions.

My Zalman blows toward my PSU instead of toward the back. how much does this disrupt my flow?

What are your thoughts on chaining PWM fans to the cpu plug?

Have you ever thought of building a system off of an AC unit to mount outside a house or in a basement? Extreme I know. It just occured to me as our new GE AC really cranks out a ton of very cold air and has a thermostat. I don't have the time or money to try it at this point but it would be cool to have a setup where you have multiple PCs for the house in one place and just wire the house for the peripherals.

I really dont think it would be difficult to do, using a rack and a bit of plastic fabrication to route the 4C air through the cases.

If I had $10,000 to throw at a folding farm, I think that is how I would do it.
post #72 of 160
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My Zalman blows toward my PSU instead of toward the back. how much does this disrupt my flow?
Normally the fan at the back sucks more air, and the PSU less, so you are causing more hot air to get stuck in the case. As for disrupting airflow, it depends on the fan orientations, I would need a pic of that rackmount

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What are your thoughts on chaining PWM fans to the cpu plug?
It depends on the fans and how you stack them. If you mount them in parallel, the fans will get less amps each, and if you mount them in series (I ported that from french), the volts will be distributed. I suggest looking at how many amps are needed for each fan, and make sure they use under 0.35A in all. Anything more that than I think the mobo will have trouble feeding them.

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Have you ever thought of building a system off of an AC unit to mount outside a house or in a basement?
Ohhh yes. Some people actually have their PC right on top of a floor vent, or right next to a window AC. I'm not sure about condensation, but for people who don't have AC yet, it's a great idea to hook it up to your PC. I'm actually seriously considering installing an AC in the window about 3 feet from my PC, and moving my desk to be right next to the window, the Cosmos intaking from the back.
Edited by Adrienspawn - 8/11/08 at 9:00am
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post #73 of 160
Here it is gutted. Basically the Zalman blows directly on the side of me PSU, would normally be right in front of those 2 exhaust fans in the back. So the air is blowing directly on the flat side of the PSU and probably going to the exhaust at that point.
post #74 of 160
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Yeah it would be a lot better blowing to the two exhaust fans. Facing upwards, it is sucking in hot air AND has trouble exhausting it. Horizontally, it would suck in cooler air and exhaust better.

Try switching the two intakes to exhaust, and vice-versa. The current exhaust fans are so much closer to the Zalman compared to the intake fans.
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post #75 of 160
It's got to come from the front through the back. I can't mount the zalman to point toward the back, but it is getting fresh air front the intakes.
it's actually got good flow, will be better when i remove the grills, thanx for the idea.
post #76 of 160
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Already had a 90mm under HDDs, but pushing air into a filter is a lot worse than sucking air from one. I picked up one of those cheap-0 Manhattan HD coolers and will screw it under the case, having it blow through the honeycombs there. Ill probably get a cooler, transparent one though.
Mine too is sucking into case but I put 2 on the honycomb one pointing up and one pointing to GPU's
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I would probably have to move my RAM sticks in order for a 120x38mm to fit. Right now I'm using only two sticks of RAM and 32bit XP so that shouldn't be a problem.
Got 4 sticks and a IFX14 and 2 X 38 fans, one is over the ram was a tight fit but I made it fit.
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eww 80 mm exhausts and 120 mm intakes?
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post #79 of 160
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eww 80 mm exhausts and 120 mm intakes?
I'm sure some air gets out in other places than the 80mm's, and generally more intake is better. I so want to mod that case and have it intake from the top, then exhaust from the front and back... Idea?

Edit: keep the questions coming, I enjoy answering

Also nearing the 88 replies needed to beat two of the stickies! lol
Edited by Adrienspawn - 6/5/08 at 6:29pm
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post #80 of 160
um hot air rises so intake from the bottom would be better.
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