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Hey guys,
As you can see, Antec 900 comes with 3 case fans with 2 optional fan spots. What I am concerned here are the optional fan spots. One spot is located rear where my HDD is(idk the either air into or out). The other one is located at the side panel(left which brings air into the case). I am thinking of modding my stock Q6600 fan to install somewhere inside my case. If I choose to install, I have to stick this in as the CPU socket(4 pins). My TT does not use the CPU slot in my mobo because it uses 3 pins not 4.

Some Questions:
1. NB more important or SB for cooling?
2. Where should I most likely to put this fan?
3. Should I dissamble the fan and heatsink?
4. Do you think installing this would give notible temp effect on my system?
    
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post #2 of 22
the front one near the HDD's is for intake and so is the side panel location. the exhaust fans should be the top one and the rear.
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TY for clarification. Can you answer my question too?
    
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i would be more concerned with the NB temps. you can still put 3 pins on to 4, there will just be one left over. i have one like that in my pc right now. you can get a 3 to 4 pin connector to if you must have one.
For question number 3, the fan and heatsink to what, the Tuniq? i would put a better fan in there, the stock one isnt the greatest. i would suggest a silverstone since it comes with a fan speed controller. but thats just me. and yes it would make a difference. put a fan on the side panel and on the fron if you have enough fans to. otherwise, put one on the side panel to cool off the gpu a little more
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post #5 of 22
The two HDD cages have fans (the two up front are intake, one next to the CPU and the one one ontop are exaust). The case has 4 fans, not 3.

The only open spot is the side door, which should be exhaust.
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The two HDD cages have fans (the two up front are intake, one next to the CPU and the one one ontop are exaust). The case has 4 fans, not 3.

The only open spot is the side door, which should be exhaust.
wouldnt it be better to have the fan on the side panel blowing in to cool off the components right there, mainly the gpu? i would keep the top and the rear as exhaust and the rest as intake fans.
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post #7 of 22
NB needs more cooling than SB
You should put that fan as another intake. And get another high powered fan as exhaust. The side panel fan doesn't help much as long as you have a good HSF.
Why would you want to disassemble your CPU HSF?
Putting it on the side panel would not, unless you're using the bad intel stock HSF, or something else like that.
    
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post #8 of 22
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i would be more concerned with the NB temps. you can still put 3 pins on to 4, there will just be one left over. i have one like that in my pc right now. you can get a 3 to 4 pin connector to if you must have one.
For question number 3, the fan and heatsink to what, the Tuniq? i would put a better fan in there, the stock one isnt the greatest. i would suggest a silverstone since it comes with a fan speed controller. but thats just me. and yes it would make a difference. put a fan on the side panel and on the fron if you have enough fans to. otherwise, put one on the side panel to cool off the gpu a little more
I have Tuniq Tower for my CPU. #3 is referring to the stock CPU cooler.
    
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post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
The two HDD cages have fans (the two up front are intake, one next to the CPU and the one one ontop are exaust). The case has 4 fans, not 3.

The only open spot is the side door, which should be exhaust.
the optional side fan takes air in according to the guide.
    
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post #10 of 22
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The point of this thread is to NOT disassemble my tuniq, but add my stock CPU cooler someplace useful in my case. My main question is would adding this stock cooler somewhere make a notible difference.
    
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