First off, I was just wondering how significant the blower (top) fan really is. I know heat rises and all that, but I had always thought of it as more of a secondary fan. I have a 120 blowing like 100CFM in the front, an 80 blowing like 75ish in the back, and then the blower is an 80 pushing like 20ish. I was just wondering if it would be worth the extra noise, etc. to change the blower fan out with one that would push more like 70CFM. Also, I noticed today that my intake fan blows ALOT less air with the fan filter/grill on. I was just messing around and I put my hand in the case to feel how much air was blowing and it was pretty low for the size/speed of the fan. i took off the front panel, the fan filter, and the metal grill that holds on the filter and all of the sudden the fan was blowing all kinds of air. the second i put on any one of the three pieces (all are clean and dust free), it instantly drops by at least half or so. is this fan just sucky or what is the problem? thanks.
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4/5/06 at 10:40pm