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I have a Thermaltake Armor+ case, it has a front intake, a rear exhaust, and a 23cm side fan... I will be using a Vendetta 2 cpu cooler. I will also have a Dominator RAM fan

looking at the pic, blue x's are where I can add fans

Edited by KmK - 7/1/08 at 10:37pm
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post #2 of 10
The only place where I'd consider a fan is in front of the HDD cage to aid that 120mm intake fan.

Otherwise, you're just fine. The bottom fans won't help much, while a top fan will only disrupt the front-to-back airflow.
    
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what 120mm fan has the best noise to airflow ratio?
Edited by KmK - 7/1/08 at 11:01pm
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I've heard good things about yate loon fans. They push good air and aren't very noisy.
    
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post #5 of 10
These fans get good reviews:

http://www.petrastechshop.com/12yalod1cafa.html

If you want you can read an article on them here:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/articl...ge2.html#nexus
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Thanks Those are the ones
    
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Yeah I'm thinking of buying them myself, along with a fan controller. I believe you can get the same fans from Xoxide.com as well if you prefer them.
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post #8 of 10
Medium Yate Loons are the greatest fans ever invented. They do massive CFM and I can only tell if they are running by putting my hand up against the area which the air flows through since you can feel the air rapidly flowing out but cannot hear a difference.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I've heard good things about yate loon fans. They push good air and aren't very noisy.
I would like to add that they are very inexpensive as well, check jabtech or petra's.
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post #10 of 10
I have that case on my alternate rig.

I found that putting one quiet 140mm fan on that left bottom side (remove the HD cage and put something under the fan to filter the dust) REALLY helped my graphics cards temps. Then I threw in a TT iCage on the front bottom 5.25 bays, put my HDDs in that, and just removed the giant HDD cage it comes with. I also removed the side fan as it really doesn't push much air and mostly collects dust (you have it marked with red, but it comes installed as intake.. or should have).

My one gripe with the case is the lack of ability to get air OUT. The CPU is a bit smothered by the psu. If you are going to put one really loud, high CFM fan anywhere in the thing, put it out the back. If you want a fan up top, make sure it is just a quiet, low cfm to keep it from sucking too much fresh air from the CPU cooler. I actually drilled holes on the top of the case and installed one outside so I can easily remove it.

If this case had space to mount the PSU on the bottom, it'd be by far the best around. The materials are so damn solid (makes my antec 1200 seem flimsy).

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