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i had a crazy idea to mount a fan on the side of my case would it be better to have it push air in or pull it out? all i have now is like a 3" fan pulling air out. i think it would be better to have it push air in, but it doesnt hurt to ask the pros.

http://www.flex-a-lite.com/auto/html/trimline-fan.html

something like that, the 106, i think 300cfm would be way more than enough. i could run it off a 5v rail and still have well over 100cfm, and it would be pretty quiet i think.
Edited by Ezeedee - 5/12/08 at 11:10am
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That's probably overkill but, general rule of thumb...

Front, Side = Pull = Intake
Top, Rear = Push = Exhaust
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That's probably overkill but, general rule of thumb...

Front, Side = Pull = Intake
Top, Rear = Push = Exhaust
i just dont have anywhre else to really mount a fan. the side panel is the only placce. i thought about getting one of those little fans that mount where graphics cards and stuff do, but the cards i want are pretty thick and i dont think one would fit.
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