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Last month I installed a 2nd 500gb drive and went raid. Knowing extra heat would be there, I installed a cheap Rosewill 72cfm led fan for the side fan, in hope to increase air flow.

After getting my pc back and running on its new array, installing my new side fan, and getting all my bench programs....I first had it blowing in at my heat sinks fan....IDLE-37-38, LOAD-69-70.....Then I turned it around blowing out..SAME........So then I removed it completely.....IDLE-32-33, LOAD 62-65

Temps are better without it?????

The side fan being useless in my rig is surprising.....Its bad I spent 5 bucks and it isn't being used. But it's good because I have a TRUE in shipping, and I want to try some mods....and now I have a spare 120 fan I can use the housing for a mini shroud or something
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post #2 of 13
That's a pretty drastic change, apparently the side fan was interfering with the front to back airflow and giving negative effects. i will have to test the same with mine.
post #3 of 13
Same thing happens with my 1200 and a side fan. Worse temps with it on.
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I think the side fan is meant more for cooling your GPU than anything. At least it seems like it. I have an antec 120mm 3 speed in the window blowing right onto my 3870x2.
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I think the side fan is meant more for cooling your GPU than anything. At least it seems like it. I have an antec 120mm 3 speed in the window blowing right onto my 3870x2.
yea in either the 1200 or 900, both side fans blow directly at your gpu, but with my mobo it blows on the top of it more then the direct side. Which then leads into the intake of my heat sink, an out the top......With that said, in theory it should supply cool air to my heat sink, but somehow it is throwing off the balance.

Now, when stress testing with Intel Burn Test.....I haven't hit 65 yet. topped out at 64......and with the side fan on, blowing in or out, I easily hit 71............What a joke......


I'd like to see other setups with the 900 or 1200 and their results after testing the way I did.

After I get my TRUE I will try it again and see if anything changes.
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I had the same thing happen. And yeah, it does mess with the front to back airflow, as tested by me. Without the fan, everything is very smooth. With the fan, there's a lot of turbulence in the area of the CPU, causing warmer air to sit there longer than it should. I say no to the side fan unless your GPU is getting or needs extra air.
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I had the same thing happen. And yeah, it does mess with the front to back airflow, as tested by me. Without the fan, everything is very smooth. With the fan, there's a lot of turbulence in the area of the CPU, causing warmer air to sit there longer than it should. I say no to the side fan unless your GPU is getting or needs extra air.
well since the main focus of overclocking is for the cpu, maybe some kind of way to direct the air more efficiently would help the flow problem, and still allow you to cool your gpu?
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Could design a sort of "tunnel" that connected to the fan and then direct it over your GPU... or just an air deflector that aims at your card, instead of straight.
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or better yet, a wing design that's aero dynamic...puts the side fan blowing in...keeps that air only inside the wing, around the video card....and directing it straight out the back in single or double slot.
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post #10 of 13
My temps were worse with the side fan as well.
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