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post #1761 of 2022
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Originally Posted by NuclearSlurpee View Post

Newegg does have 20% case fans with this coupon I got in their email, so I could buy one or two to put in the 5.25 bay. Not sure which though, would like something blue and quiet, with some improvement in cooling.

You want something that will be effective at pulling air through the front mesh. I tried a lower CFM fan and noticed no change in temps. After I installed a TY-140 temps went down 1-2c. The real difference came when I changed the top fan config. I blocked the rear slot and change the top front to intake. That dropped my temps another 3-4c! This setup gave better temps than two top intakes. Here's some pics for reference.

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The fan mounted on the rear of the 5.25 bay is a TY-150.
Edited by solsamurai - 2/6/12 at 6:47pm
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post #1762 of 2022
Why did you block the other fan mount?

BTW I have all the stock 140mm fans installed, 2 on top and 1 in front. 120mm rad mounted in the rear in ghetto push/pull.
post #1763 of 2022
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Why did you block the other fan mount?
BTW I have all the stock 140mm fans installed, 2 on top and 1 in front. 120mm rad mounted in the rear in ghetto push/pull.

Better airflow and temps. I compared my temps with two top intake vs one front top intake with the latter being the clear winner. My airflow is setup to take advantage of the fans on my CPU cooler. Fresh air is pulled directly in front of the heatsink and immediately pulled through and out the back. The stock fans don't move enough air to be effective intakes. I replaced them with Xigmateks which had the same RPM with higher CFM. I also got this side panel to add a 140mm intake blowing right at my GPU. Check out the Positive Pressure Air Cooling item in my sig for more info. thumb.gif
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post #1764 of 2022
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Better airflow and temps. I compared my temps with two top intake vs one front top intake with the latter being the clear winner. My airflow is setup to take advantage of the fans on my CPU cooler. Fresh air is pulled directly in front of the heatsink and immediately pulled through and out the back. The stock fans don't move enough air to be effective intakes. I replaced them with Xigmateks which had the same RPM with higher CFM. I also got this side panel to add a 140mm intake blowing right at my GPU. Check out the Positive Pressure Air Cooling item in my sig for more info. thumb.gif

Speaking of which, I actually have 2 spare XIGMATEK XLF fans exact to those.
post #1765 of 2022
I'd say definitely replace the front stock and try the other in the 5.25 bay. Check out this thread on installing fans in the 5.25 bay. Lots of great advice and pictures! thumb.gif
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post #1767 of 2022
I dropped my temps by putting the front top mounted fan blowing in the case and the back one blowing out. I also put an extra fan in the 5.25 drive bay area.
Edited by downlinx - 2/7/12 at 8:13am
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post #1768 of 2022
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I love the metal feet. Adds a simple touch of class.
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I dropped my temps by putting the front top mounted fan blowing in the case and the back one blowing out. I also put an extra fan in the 5.25 drive bay area.

That may have helped for your setup but actually increased temps in mine. The front top intake was sucking in the warm air from the back top exhaust. Again, different setups will make some airflow configurations work better than others. As ehume would put it "Air goes where you push it." thumb.gif
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