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ok, here is a basic pic of how the air flow is setup in my pc:



should i have the stronger fan as intake or exhaust? thanks.
    
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post #2 of 15
Cant see your pic (???)

But generally you have the cold airflow coming in low at the front of the case with the hotter air being expelled through the top/back of the case.

if you follow this principle you wont go wrong

EDIT: I would say that orientation with the stronger fan on the rear is the best bet. Have you any other mounting locations within the case?
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post #3 of 15
no thats a great set up, its better having more air leaving that case then entering it maybe having a fan at the top of coure case could be useful if your getting not to great temps

edit: mrjtom is becomg my nemisis beating me to the first posts
    
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Originally Posted by mootin
no thats a great set up, its better having more air leaving that case then entering it maybe having a fan at the top of coure case could be useful if your getting not to great temps

edit: mrjtom is becomg my nemisis beating me to the first posts
Have to type faster rofl

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i dont have fingers though well i do realy but keep it on the low down so i can use it as an excuse ........damn.....can people see what im typing?
    
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try and read the following FAQ mate. it should answer most of your questions yet.

http://www.overclock.net/faqs/71307-...need-know.html
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post #7 of 15
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i can only mount 2 x 120mm fans on my lanboy so thats about it. i was thinking of getting a higher cfm for the front, but not sure if i should spend any more money on air cooling

thanks for the quick replies though, guys.
    
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post #8 of 15
what kinda temps are you gettin now? if there good then why waste money remember more air leaving then air entering
    
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post #9 of 15
Some people say positive pressure is best as negative pressure tends to pull dust into the Optical drives and every crevice of the case--so a bigger cfm inlet would do that.
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post #10 of 15
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well, with a dual core my idle temps are ~30c and load is ~45c. not bad i guess, but it could always be better right? i bought some ram heatsinks to try the Big Typhoon mod that was in the guides.
    
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