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post #11 of 17
Well, I guess everyone's mileage will vary, but I'm just sayin' that it didn't really make a difference for me personally.
post #12 of 17
It depends on the vid cards and the rest of the fan setup if a side panel fan in the lower position will lower gpu temps or not. Normally about all they do is make the case noisier with only minimal impact on overall cooling (as in maybe 1C difference), but there are some exceptions.

And sometimes a lower cfm fan will have a greater impact than a higher cfm fan will.
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post #13 of 17
As others have said, Hyper 212+ will fit, a side fan for the top fan mount on the side panel will not (I learned this the hard way. Ended up putting the fan onto the Hyper 212+ for a push-pull configuration. Saw no real improvement)

If you want to put a side fan on the bottom fan mount of the side panel, go for it! If you're like me (and only have stock fans), then you'll notice at least a 5C drop on your GPU. I've overclocked my 460 a bit more after the addition of the fans, and I've gotten temps that are 6C lower than before.
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post #14 of 17
CM690 II can support all cooler master fans.
it can even fit the giant D14 so it will fit the hyper!

oh and this case is the BEST THING EVER! i only have the basic one and it still kicks ass!
ur gonna love it
    
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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
It depends on the vid cards and the rest of the fan setup if a side panel fan in the lower position will lower gpu temps or not. Normally about all they do is make the case noisier with only minimal impact on overall cooling (as in maybe 1C difference), but there are some exceptions.
Yeah, of course - I mean the 8800GT single slot cooler is completely different to any 5850 cooler, hence getting different results.

I personally always prefer "linear" airflow - that being air coming in one side of the case and going out the other, not having air flowing in and out from all directions. Like this:

post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by ellisbodds View Post
Yeah, of course - I mean the 8800GT single slot cooler is completely different to any 5850 cooler, hence getting different results.

I personally always prefer "linear" airflow - that being air coming in one side of the case and going out the other, not having air flowing in and out from all directions. Like this:

Case in point though not the same computer case, but that configuration (except for the lower fan by the hard drive cage) in that photo works best in my HAF 912 with 1 200mm fan in front, 120mm in the rear, 1 200mm on top and the processor heatsink fan blowing towards the rear. If I add a 120mm 44cfm fan to the side panel it actually raises my GPU temps 2 - 4 degrees Celsius on average.
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Mmmkay. Thanks a lot guys!
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