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I currently have it the way shown in the first picture (although I'm not home so I have a crude drawling. The back fan is 120mm and the top one is 140mm I think. Should I place the fan on the OTHER side of the Megahalems?
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I'm just aiming for 4Ghz which shouldn't be too difficult on a i7 930 but I wan't some decent temps too.
    
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post #2 of 14
make the air go opposite of the way you are doing now, right now it is sucking up gfx card hot air back into the case

you might also want to get a new drive or a new cable to make them round and not block airflow
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First one and like godofdeath said, reverse the air flow.
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numbero uno (1) would be the choice.
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post #5 of 14
pata, PATA, PATA!!!!!!!
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REVISION : The best way in your situation is to have the front blow in, top blow hot air out (heat rises) and back blow air out. Front to back is always best.

EDIT OF THE REVISION : becuase the 480 is taking air out also, theres a lot of negative pressure. so my final is this!!!!

BACK > loon > megahalem

top fan blowing out

front as an intake
Edited by TechRex - 12/17/10 at 1:44pm
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Originally Posted by CrazzyRussian View Post
pata, PATA, PATA!!!!!!!
Okay I'm honestly not sure which way the case fans spin because I haven't turned it on yet (no psu).


So here's what I'm thinking....
Case fan | Megahalems | Yate Loon fan
<<___________________________<<



<< = Direction of moving air.


Quote:
Originally Posted by TechRex View Post
becuase the front fan is taking air in, your going to want the back one to push out. You should have the back fan blowing out, the yate loon blowing toward the back, and the front fan blowing air in. You have been having 2 intake fans with no out I guess, which makes air move slow (no escape). since heat rises, you shouldn't have the top fan blow not in, but out.


I have exaust fans too, they just aren't shown in the picture. I'm not sure which way the top fan spins but there's also a fan on the front of the case and I'm also going to have a PCI slot fan by my GTX 480.
    
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post #8 of 14
you will know which way the air goes by which side on the fan the wires are
if you see the wire that means the air will blow in ur face
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post #9 of 14
Case fans spin counterclockwise (looking from the intake side) in 99% of fans. I've literally only seen 2 or 3 that spin clockwise. The curve and shape of the blades should make it obvious which way they spin. There also are little arrows on the frame that indicate the airflow and spin direction on most fans.
    
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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by godofdeath View Post
you will know which way the air goes by which side on the fan the wires are
if you see the wire that means the air will blow in ur face
Really? I didn't know that.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
Case fans spin counterclockwise (looking from the intake side) in 99% of fans. I've literally only seen 2 or 3 that spin clockwise. The curve and shape of the blades should make it obvious which way they spin. There also are little arrows on the frame that indicate the airflow and spin direction on most fans.
The Yate Loon fan has arrows but I'm not sure if the Cooler Master ones do.
    
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