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Hey all, I wanted to get some suggestions for where to place a spare 80mm fan I got lying around. At first I was thinking to put it as another exhaust but now I'm not so sure. I already have an exhaust fan, a blow hole fan and exhaust from the PSU's fan and I only have two intakes (by the way, all fans are 80mm except PSU fan which is 120mm). Would putting the fan as another exhaust create a vacuum in my case? I would rather put it as an intake blowing onto my RAM but the case is so sexy I don't want to cut a hole into it. What should I do?
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post #2 of 9
get a filter and put it on the bottom.. if you can case mod that is.... Its the best place for an intake and is always overlooked... i have 2 80mm's on my case (bottom) and it decreased my load temps by 5c
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post #3 of 9
I would use it as a top exhaust fan. But that would mean cutting a blow hole in your case.

Some people are even adding intake fans at the bottom of their case right below the video card (provided the case is lifted on foot stands of course to allow for air to be sucked in). But it wouldn't be that useful if you already have a side intake fan blowing air on your card.
Just remember to use a good filter if you do that otherwise you'll be picking up a lot of dust and other particules from the ground.
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The bottom intake idea sounds really good; I don't mind drilling into the bottom of the case no one will see that anyway. I was just wondering how much space should I leave between the bottom on the case and the floor? Is 1 1/2 inches good? Or I can just cut a hole on the bottom where my case is going to be located. Here's a pic to show you what I mean.
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1 1/2 inches good?
1.5 inches is fine (it's about the height of a foot stand).

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Or I can just cut a hole on the bottom where my case is going to be located
Not sure I understand exactly what you mean by cutting a hole on the bottom where you case is going to be located. You mean on the shelf itself where you lay the case ?
I was talking about cutting a whole on the case itself.
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Yeah, I'll be cutting a hole at the bottom and installing the fan there but then I was thinking of cutting a hole on the shelf where the case will be resting on. However, if a stand 1.5 inches is good enough then I'll just do that. Thanks for the help.
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Yeah, I'll be cutting a hole at the bottom and installing the fan there but then I was thinking of cutting a hole on the shelf where the case will be resting on. However, if a stand 1.5 inches is good enough then I'll just do that. Thanks for the help.
1) Start by cutting a hole at the bottom of the case (below the video card) and install an intake fan there (along with a filter and a protective grill if possible).
2) Put your computer on the shelf and turn it on.
3) Place your hand 2 inches above the bottom fan and check if you can feel the air being sucked in.
4) If you feel no air or very little air is being brought in by the fan (of course as long as it's a good fan having a decent cfm) then you can proceed to cutting a hole in the shelf itself.
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Why even put it in? If you temps are fine, why increase the noise?
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post #9 of 9
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Actually my rig isn't setup yet so I have no idea what kind of temps and noise I'll be getting. Cooler it is the better. Besides if it's too loud I can always unplug it.
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