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So I've look at a lot of threads in the air cooling section, looking to find the best way to set up my case fans, and all I could find were people ether telling to get negative or positive pressure, and to have the air enter from the front and exit through the back, but no one had any proof, or reasoning for there suggestion. So I decided to do a little testing and find the best set up

Here are my findings.

Setup used for testing

Intel Pentium E2180 OC to 2.7 Ghz from 2.0 Ghz
Stock Intel Cooler
ASUS P5L-MX
2x Kingston 1024MB DDR2
Radeon X1650 512MB
Side Fan 60 MM Fan
Front Fan 80 MM Fan
Back Fan120 MM Fan


IMG_2136.jpg

*Note* All tests were done with the front fan shooting in, and all recorded temperatures were recorded at idle, after about 15-20 minutes per setup, and all temperature are recorded in Celsius.

System, CPU, AUX, Core 0, Core 1
Side out, Back out:
40
23---43
28
24

setup1.png
System, CPU, AUX, Core 0, Core 1

Side out, Back in:
42
24---43----29
25

setup2.png

System, CPU, AUX, Core 0, Core 1
Side in, Back in:
32
19---43----21
18

setup3.png

System, CPU, AUX, Core 0, Core 1

Side in, Back out:
33
20---43----24
20

setup4.png


Summery
System, CPU, AUX, Core 0, Core 1
Side out, Back out:
40
23---43
28
24
Side out, Back in:
42
24---43----29
25
Side in, Back in:
32
19---43----21
18
Side in, Back out:
33
20---43----24
20

Edited by Halostryker - 2/23/11 at 7:13pm
 
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Not an extremely huge difference...
I've sacrificed lower temperatures on my rig just to get lower noise.
    
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Fan noise doesn't bother me, I'm always listening to music:band:
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Halostryker;12502467 
Fan noise doesn't bother me, I'm always listening to music:band:

Through headphones or otherwise?
    
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Mostly through my 5.1 stereo I have plugged into my computer, but occasionally through headphones
 
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