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post #1 of 11
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flipping around my case fan so it blows cold air right over the HSF... so easy lol

before with my old case, it was an open case, it ran at 32-35c idle
now with my different compaq case, fully closed and everything, and just flipping the case fan around to blow cold air over the HSF, im at 21-23c idle

just thought id share

maybe it can help someone else too, ambient temp is 72 BTW
post #2 of 11
its amazing how much the right airflow helps lol.
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post #3 of 11
You mean you had a case fan blowing out right over a HSF that was blowing in?
This isn't space son, you don't need a vacuum
post #4 of 11
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yea lol, at first i was scared, i thought i was getting a bad read, and my case temp is always 1 or 2c warmer, compared to 2-4c

and if i crack open the window at night, i hit 19c!! haha

now i just have to fix my OCing issues
post #5 of 11
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im missing a front cover panel for a cd drive? lol so i guess the air is leaving out the front of the case, and entering through the back
post #6 of 11
i've flipped my cpu fan and have a duct from my cpu fan to the top of my case... cpu temps normally 8C/15F at idle over ambient with a good overclock... even at full load the temps are always under 55C/130F
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post #7 of 11
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just to make it a little clearer

the case fan- is blowing air IN the case
HSF-blowing air down on the heatsink

case fan blows air RIGHT over the heatsink fan which blows the cold air down on the heatsink
post #8 of 11
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i've flipped my cpu fan and have a duct from my cpu fan to the top of my case... cpu temps normally 8C/15F at idle over ambient with a good overclock... even at full load the temps are always under 55C/130F
so your cpu fan is blowing the air away from the heatsink rather than on the heatsink?

i tried that one time with my barton core (miss that lil sucker)
and it only made it warmer

thats crazy cool though haha
post #9 of 11
I placed an undervolted xigmatek 120mm fan in front of 3 5.25 drive bays and lost 5'C

Airflow ftw
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now move your case on top of your desk and drop another 10 degrees
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