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First off, how many fans do you guys tihnk is good in this case? I currently have 3 (Just the regulars) and was thinking of putting some more in, what do you think would be the best positionf or the video card/ Sorry, i've never installed fans in a machine before. And one more thing, I only have 1 HDD in there, should I remove all the other expansion bays for the front fan to give the rest of the case more airflow?
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post #2 of 14
Generally, more fans is better as long as the air flow is positioned correctly. Yes, if I were you, I would also remove the two lower portions of the HDD rack (assuming this is possible).

My current CM690 has quite a few fans...
Two 120mm on the top.
One 120mm on the front.
One 120mm on the back exhaust.
One 120mm on the bottom near the PSU.
One 120mm on my window side panel.

Fans aren't really hard to hook up. If you don't have a windowed side panel, the thin wires don't interfere much with the air flow, so there isn't a direct need to perform elaborate cable management.
Edited by jivenjune - 2/4/11 at 12:48am
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post #3 of 14
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Ok, thanks! Do you know some really positions for the fans I'm about to install? Also, could you recommend some?
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Ok, and you hook them up to your motherboard correct?
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I have my front panel as intake, my back panel as exhaust. I have the two fans on the top tray as intake. One is directed to hit my CPU heatsink, and the other is directed to push air down toward my GPU (where it hopefully gets sucked up by my video card intake). I try to keep the air flaw going out the back of the case in a smooth manner.
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This is going to sound wierd but if I look at my front fan, and it is spnning to the right, that would be intake, correct?
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Ok, and you hook them up to your motherboard correct?
It depends. If you have a 3-pin connector, it can be hooked up directly to your motherboard where the settings (speed) can be adjusted to your preferences. Otherwise, you generally just connect it directly to your PSU through the adapters.
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How do I adjust the settings of the fans?
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post #9 of 14
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This is going to sound wierd but if I look at my front fan, and it is spnning to the right, that would be intake, correct?
Hmmm, not 100% sure. Can't realy remember to be honest. Just feel the front of your case. If the air is being pushed out the front, then it is being exhausted out your case. If you can't that much airflow, the chances are that the fan is being used as an intake fan.
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How do I adjust the settings of the fans?
If your fan is the type that can connect directly to your motherboard through a 3-pin adapter, you can generally do it through your bios under the monitor setting. At least that's where I'm able to adjust it.
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