Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › how to arrange my casing fans
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

how to arrange my casing fans

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
My caseing has up mounted power supply. The power supply has a fan below it which takes air into it. My cpu stock cooler fan also takes air in, unfortunately the psu fan is just above the cpu fan. Now i have two 80mm casing fans, one taking air in which is just behind the cpu fan and the other one is taking air out of case which lies just left to my cpu on the left cover of the casing. Now are this arrangement are ok? Or should i change them? And if then how?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k "Assss"rock Z68 Extreeemmm 4 Galaxy Gtx 465 @ SLI Gskill Ripjaws-X 8GB, 1600 @ 8-8-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 320 GB Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) Ben-Q, 20'', 1680*1050 Tt Challenger pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X760/ X660 (coming soon) Xigmatek Utgard mesh Tt black element 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k "Assss"rock Z68 Extreeemmm 4 Galaxy Gtx 465 @ SLI Gskill Ripjaws-X 8GB, 1600 @ 8-8-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 320 GB Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) Ben-Q, 20'', 1680*1050 Tt Challenger pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X760/ X660 (coming soon) Xigmatek Utgard mesh Tt black element 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 9
As a general rule of thumb.

Front/Side/Bottom=Intake
Back/Top= Exhaust

Having a little trouble picturing your setup though.

What case do you have?
The Compy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
The Compy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-3450 AsRock H77M Gigabyte GTX780 2x8gb DDR3 Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 830 256gb  1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Windows 8 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic 23" IPS Clacky keyboard from thrift store. Rosewill Hive 650w Coolermaster HAF X RB 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster Xornet Nyan Cat Mousepad Sennheiser 598 Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
my casing is a chainese one. And its not branded
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k "Assss"rock Z68 Extreeemmm 4 Galaxy Gtx 465 @ SLI Gskill Ripjaws-X 8GB, 1600 @ 8-8-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 320 GB Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) Ben-Q, 20'', 1680*1050 Tt Challenger pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X760/ X660 (coming soon) Xigmatek Utgard mesh Tt black element 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k "Assss"rock Z68 Extreeemmm 4 Galaxy Gtx 465 @ SLI Gskill Ripjaws-X 8GB, 1600 @ 8-8-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 320 GB Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) Ben-Q, 20'', 1680*1050 Tt Challenger pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X760/ X660 (coming soon) Xigmatek Utgard mesh Tt black element 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 9
You have a fan taking air in from behind the CPU? Like literally behind it?
Eclipse
(20 items)
 
Sager NP8652
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II 980 @ 3.9ghz ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr @ 850mhz EVGA GT 620 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 Crucial M500 480GB 2x Western Digital 640GB Sony Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Dark Knight - push/pull w/ tape mod Windows 7 Pro x64 AOC i2353 23.5" Element ELEFW408 40" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sentey Cobalt Pro Corsair 750TX Cooler Master Centurion Razer Mamba (3.5G) 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SteelSeries QCK Mini Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Steelseries Siberia V2 Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4720HQ P65_P67SG Nvidia GTX 980M 16GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 512GB 500GB HDD Windows 7 x64 Home AOC Q3277FQE 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
Sentey Cobalt Pro Mionix Naos 7000 Steelseries QK Mini Steelseries Arctis 3 
  hide details  
Reply
Eclipse
(20 items)
 
Sager NP8652
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Phenom II 980 @ 3.9ghz ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe MSI GTX 560 Ti 448 Twin Frozr @ 850mhz EVGA GT 620 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
8GB OCZ DDR2 1066 Crucial M500 480GB 2x Western Digital 640GB Sony Optiarc AD-7241S-0B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Xigmatek Dark Knight - push/pull w/ tape mod Windows 7 Pro x64 AOC i2353 23.5" Element ELEFW408 40" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sentey Cobalt Pro Corsair 750TX Cooler Master Centurion Razer Mamba (3.5G) 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
SteelSeries QCK Mini Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer Steelseries Siberia V2 Logitech X540 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4720HQ P65_P67SG Nvidia GTX 980M 16GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 512GB 500GB HDD Windows 7 x64 Home AOC Q3277FQE 
KeyboardMouseMouse PadAudio
Sentey Cobalt Pro Mionix Naos 7000 Steelseries QK Mini Steelseries Arctis 3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by razukchar View Post
My cpu stock cooler fan also takes air in, unfortunately the psu fan is just above the cpu fan.
usually the cpu cooler fan exhausts the hot air away from the cpu

as other answer, its hard to visualise your case.
take a couple of pics and upload them to imageshack, then stick them on here or draw a diagram.

my case has a 200mm fan at the front, which is an intake fan, so its sucking cold air into the case.
i have a 200mm side fan, which is sucking cold air into case.

i have a 120mm fan at the back of the case, which is an exhaust fan, so removing hot air from case.
i have a 120 mm fan directly above my cpu cooler (my psu is at the bottom) which is also an exhaust fan
my cpu cooler can be either pointed to the rear or above, so the exhaust fans will romove the hot air from the cpu

have a look at this guide


or
[IMG][/IMG]
Edited by j.col - 1/27/11 at 1:14pm
Old Slow Hand
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.4GHz 425x8 DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS Plus HD 5850 (risen from dead) 2x2gb DDR2 Geil Black dragon pc2-6400 @ 1020 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB & Seagate 1TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 pro Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW..... 1920 x 1080 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair HX 520w NZXT Hades Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Old Slow Hand
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.4GHz 425x8 DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS Plus HD 5850 (risen from dead) 2x2gb DDR2 Geil Black dragon pc2-6400 @ 1020 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB & Seagate 1TB Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 pro Samsung SyncMaster 2253BW..... 1920 x 1080 
PowerCaseAudio
Corsair HX 520w NZXT Hades Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by j.col View Post
usually the cpu cooler fan exhausts the hot air away from the cpu
But this is an Intel stock cooler...blows down onto the socket, right?

I'm guessing the fan "behind" the CPU fan is the one that people usually use as an exhaust, and the side panel one is usually an intake. This typically works best for an Intel stock cooler because the side panel fan brings cool air for the CPU fan to use, and then the back fan exhausts hot air.
post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by j.col View Post
usually the cpu cooler fan exhausts the hot air away from the cpu

as other answer, its hard to visualise your case.
take a couple of pics and upload them to imageshack, then stick them on here or draw a diagram.

my case has a 200mm fan at the front, which is an intake fan, so its sucking cold air into the case.
i have a 200mm side fan, which is sucking cold air into case.

i have a 120mm fan at the back of the case, which is an exhaust fan, so removing hot air from case.
i have a 120 mm fan directly above my cpu cooler (my psu is at the bottom) which is also an exhaust fan
my cpu cooler can be either pointed to the rear or above, so the exhaust fans will romove the hot air from the cpu

have a look at this guide


or
[IMG][/IMG]
Nice one, good pics.

I'm guessing from context that the OP has their airflow backwards from the usual designs you've shown here. I would think that would not work as well.

OP: no fan on the front?
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks to Dorkseid, j.cool and others who replied and helped.
I put a 200mm on side intake and one on rare exost. And its working good.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k "Assss"rock Z68 Extreeemmm 4 Galaxy Gtx 465 @ SLI Gskill Ripjaws-X 8GB, 1600 @ 8-8-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 320 GB Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) Ben-Q, 20'', 1680*1050 Tt Challenger pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X760/ X660 (coming soon) Xigmatek Utgard mesh Tt black element 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k "Assss"rock Z68 Extreeemmm 4 Galaxy Gtx 465 @ SLI Gskill Ripjaws-X 8GB, 1600 @ 8-8-8 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 320 GB Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit) Ben-Q, 20'', 1680*1050 Tt Challenger pro 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X760/ X660 (coming soon) Xigmatek Utgard mesh Tt black element 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Just make sure your intakes/exhausts are balanced. Balanced in the sense that you dont have something like 4 120mms doing intake and 1 80mm chugging away trying its hardest to suck the air out.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › how to arrange my casing fans