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post #11 of 24
if u r going to do it this way then u can put it right at the bottom of casing but u must have at least 15cm clearance from the nearest wall otherwise you can also put it underneath the casing but u must make sure that there is at least 15cm clearance from the floor.
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post #12 of 24
Ok, a couple of tips...(some might be in the FAQ...I didn't read it )

1. Get it out of the cubby hole. When a rig is put into the "nice, convenient" cubbies that desk manufacturers make, it will usually hurt the cooling. This is because the warm exhaust air has little or nowhere to go and simply pools around the case only to be sucked back in.

2. I am not sure why the top/bottom + front/back would be seen as self cancelling. Yes, you will have a kind of intersection in the middle of the case where the incoming flows will collide, but this will only cause turbulence (a good thing). The exhaust fans will draw whatever air is available and will not cause compartmental flow conditions, if that is in fact what people are concerned about.

3. Have more intake than exhaust. The PSU needs air as well, you don't want anything "fighting" for air. This will also help reduce compartmental cooling as higher pressure helps promote turbulence which in turn reduces streams (paths of dierected/organized flow).
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post #13 of 24
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I wish I could take it out of the cubby my friend. I'm only 15 so I don't chose how everythins is setup in this house yet. Its in the cubby, but the cubby has 5-10CM on the side for the air intake and a good foot above. I will show a picture or two. The second picture shows how much room i will have above the case with the keyboard tray out, in picture is a 12 inch ruler lol. I know this is a bad setting, but I have no choice! I'm not the only user for this computer.

1 Foot above
4 1/2 inches side

This is no good for ventilation...so should I just not bother? I figure ventilation is better than no ventilation, even if the air is the same temp.

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post #14 of 24
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Bumpetty bump.

Do I leave the case side off with no circulation at all or do i put it on and have circulation?
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post #15 of 24
i think in this case u might wanna do the side air intake. it would at least go to a certain extent in helping you out. use that as the main intake fan with the top as the exhaust. this way the air will flow from the side to the top of the casing passing the cpu on the way. plenty of cold air that way.
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post #16 of 24
Cut a hole in the back of the cabinet! It won't be noticed from the back, if its against a wall, and it won't be noticed from the front becuase of the computer, and a door probably. Parental units should be able to be talked into cutting a hole in the cabinet.
Another thing, clean up the cabling in the case, you probably read that in the faq, but it will actually help alot for air flow through the case. Round cables, and get that stuff out of the main flow through.
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post #17 of 24
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So...one expert says front....one says back. I cannot dot he back, if you look at my side shot of my case my XP-90 and fan are huge, and take up almost right to the back. A side intake and a top exhaust sounds cool to me. The idea of cutting a whole in the cabinet, what was this? I didn't fully understand? I'm surprised at the fact that side on with fans is better than side off without. You guys know what you're doing, and you're not benefitting like the Computer store who would have just said yeah buy the most expensive fan .
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post #18 of 24
The suggestion was to cut out the back of the cubby hole to allow the air somewhere to go so it wouldn't pool around the case as I mentioned. As to your exhausting inssues and not having room for a rear fan...one option is to mount the fan on the outside of the case, not inside. You still need at least at lease a couple inches in back of the case for the power cord and other connections so the space should be there.
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post #19 of 24
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I have about 4 inches from the back of the case to the rear, but its open above. With a fan that leaves my like 2 incehs of ventilation...i guess thats where the cubby cutting comes in. Why is out the back better than out the top? Side fan is for sure, good. I was thinking of having like a little tube or tunnel leading from the exhaust fan, out the desk at the back. Is that what you were talking about? How would I go about mounting a pipe to my fan? Sorry for all the questions i know you don't like answering all them but I'm new to all this stuff.
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post #20 of 24
What about just getting a new case?
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