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Hey all ...

I was just curious ...

I have a coolermaster 690 II advanced and was wondering how much difference the a fan would make on the Right side of the tower (under the cpu)


I want to overclock further but I am worried bout heat as I only use air cooling ...


All information would be greatly appreciated ...
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post #2 of 9
I think a few said there is no real benefit in having one but also no harm either.

I don't have one
    
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That helps a lot ... Well the info not the fan apparently ... lol ...


I wonder why it's there then ... lol ... ... I am afraid 2 overclock with my current experience ... worried bout temps ... ... but once I get a better cpu cooler I will definately venture futher ...


Thanks ...
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I think they added it to try and keep everyone happy, think of the amount of cases without a fan mount at the rear, a good ~95% don't.
    
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Good point ... hehe ... Now I kinda feel stupid for starting a thread that only needed one answer ... lol
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The side panel of the 690 II Advnaced has 2 fan openings. The upper one is for the CPU. It is useful when the CPU heatsink is a down-blowing type (eg Noctua NH-C12P). As opposed to a tower-type CPU cooler, a fan at that position can supply ambient air more efficiently to the CPU fan.

I see yours is a Nexus VCT-9000. It is not exactly a tower-type but is also not a down-blowing type. That fan is interestingly inclined at 26 degrees to the vertical. For this reason, I suspect if you add a fan to the side panel blowing air down, it might benefit the cooling, though not as much as for a down-blowing type cooler. I estimate it might help a few degrees C.
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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
The side panel of the 690 II Advnaced has 2 fan openings. The upper one is for the CPU. .

Hey hey ...

I was actually talking about the fan placing on the other side of the tower ... the same side as the Motherboard Tray ... It has space for a single 80mm fan directly under the CPU socket
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Hey hey ...

I was actually talking about the fan placing on the other side of the tower ... the same side as the Motherboard Tray ... It has space for a single 80mm fan directly under the CPU socket
I see. Excuse my misunderstanding.

If your Asus motherboard has Stack Cool 3, then an additional 80mm fan blowing air directly to that area can cool down the CPU socket heatsink plate for around 4-5C. This will not help much the CPU core temp (for regular overclocking) but the cooling benefit of the socket can help provide a more stable overclocking, at extreme overclocking situation.
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Ok ... that makes more sense ... I am suprised that 4-5C could help 4 stability as the amount is rather low ..

But seems that I am not OC'in much ... I wont need the extra fan helping me save on the noise a bit as the fans I have already are loud enough 2 be heard just not loud enough 2 be annoying ... thank goodness ... lol ...
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