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I just put together a new PC and I have an Antec 900 as my case. I was wondering what you guys thought was a good 120mm fan to put in the side panel. I'm going to make it an intake fan so I can cool off my GT a bit more (42-44 idle, 56-57 load at 100% fan speed, I know those are good numbers but I want to let my fan speed down a bit).
Edited by Serph234 - 6/24/08 at 3:49pm
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well by facing the fan to the 200mm, do you mean its blowing air towards it. or away from it. because the 200mm is an exhaust (unless you reversed it). so the cpu fan would ideally want to blow air into it in order to expel hot air fast before it can float around inside your case. i dont know much about types of fans, but i like the antec 3 fans that come stock with the A900 so another could work. unless the noise is a problem because its not the quietest case around lol i just bought a cheap blue LED fan for my antec's side, makes it pretty.
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A lower CFM fan seemed to work the best, with my setup. If I cranked my side fan to the highest(~79CFM) the temps would increase 2c at the lowest setting they would drop 3c. This was an Antec Tricool btw.
    
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Yeah, disregard what I said before about my CPU fan and the 200mm. I just retried it today, my system temp dropped 3C and my CPU temp is more or less the same at 28C idle. I'm fine with these numbers, as my system temperature dropped when I turned the 200mm on. And, yes, my CPU fan is blowing air towards the 200mm.

Edit: Btw, what would be a decent filter for these fans?

Edit2: Never mind, I think I'll just grab these filters: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999208
Edited by Serph234 - 6/24/08 at 3:41pm
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