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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Pap3r View Post
If they produced a lot of heat, why would they call them cold cathodes?
It doesn't describe their heat output, more their color temperature.

If your not having any cooling problems, don't add another fan.
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umm for the top fan, 140mm, swap it around so that youve got a maximum amount of pressure around the cpu causing a wind tunnel to blow straight from front to back. if you have it as an exhaust, it will screw it up a little
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Well this is the case:

http://www.circuitremix.com/index.ph...140&page=0%2C0

It comes standard with rear and top exhaust, also with a 120mm fan hole in front of the gpu..

With both rear, top and psu sucking air out.. I was thinking of putting a intake on the side panel (its above the PSU/GPU area) Other options are to tape the hole shut..?
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
Intakes on the side panel don't make much sense unless:

1. The Intake hole is low enough so that it blows on to the video card.
2. Your heatsink is one that lays flat on the motherboard, which his is not.
I agree with what Retrospekt mentioned and wanted to add my thoughts on my real life fan experiences....

Regarding:

1. True, or if you really want cooling over your gpu, just cut another side vent out below and to the right of your cpu side vent and strap on a 120 or 80mm fan. Doing this brought my gpu temps down by about 6-7C.

2. I no longer run a side intake fan since I got my Vendetta. When I had the stock Intel HS, a side intake fan worked great and lowered my temps by about 6-8C on core0/core1. When I first got the Vendetta and tested, having a side intake fan actually raised my temps 1-2C since it was messing up my front to back airflow (I have an Ultra Kaze 2000 on the Vendetta that pushes lots of air). Also, running the side fan as exhaust instead did absolutely nothing too so I just got rid of it. Now my Ultra Kaze runs unhindered and actually vents a little bit of air out of the unused side vent!

Just test it out and see what works best but sometimes less is more!
Edited by Qbert - 7/1/08 at 11:07am
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post #15 of 17
ok all I can say is, in that red box you drew, make sure the cpu fan is blowing toward the top of the case and you're good there
    
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Hmm great thanks, I dont know if I can position my arctic freezer 7 to blow upward.. ill have to see when my goodies arive I hope so.. indeed if its possible I will

Also Ill block the side vent hole and see if its good I can experiment with a fan there since I actually did bought one so Ill see
Another option is leaving it open and I hope it does exhaust bit of hot air from there that way but I doubt it since the psu will be drawing air away from the spot where the side hole is located..

Thanks alot for all the advice
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CorryBasler View Post
Cold Cathodes are not really a cooling device. They are like neon lights for your case that produce alot of heat!
Hmmm... ever heard of sarcasm?
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