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Here is my 212+ set up.
I have a fan on the outer side blowing air out.

Do you think I'll see any benefit by putting a second fan on my 212+ for push and pull? 5C difference would be worth it in my opinion.
I'm in the process of buying new case fans and I'm wondering if I should purchase one for the 212+ too.
Thanks
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I got a 9 degree drop adding a second fan to mine, though your millage may vary.
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Yes, its always good to pull that hot air out. Besides if you do i bet you could run your fans at a lower speed and get the same cooling. I would have said you can OC more but it looks like you've hit your wall.
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I got a 9 degree drop adding a second fan to mine, though your millage may vary.
Which second fan did you buy?
I want to buy the identical fan from the 212+ but I don't have a second 4 pin CPU fan slot on my motherboard, only like 4-5 system 3 pin slots...
Will it be bad if I just buy a fan running 2000RPM 24/7?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XAslanX View Post
I got a 9 degree drop adding a second fan to mine, though your millage may vary.
I wouldn't expect anywhere near this. You would be very happy to see 5 but I'd say more like 2 or 3. Sometimes nothing.

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Originally Posted by LivingChampion View Post
Which second fan did you buy?
I want to buy the identical fan from the 212+ but I don't have a second 4 pin CPU fan slot on my motherboard, only like 4-5 system 3 pin slots...
Will it be bad if I just buy a fan running 2000RPM 24/7?
Get a splitter so they both run off the same header.
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I didn't really see an immediate drop in temps when switching to push-pull, but I did quieten it down a bit. My fans are powered through a Y-cable from the mobo, and set to throttle based on CPU temp. They don't have to spin as fast to keep the CPU cool when working together.
 
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Get a splitter so they both run off the same header.
Can you link me to one? I can only find a 3 pin splitter on newegg
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by LivingChampion View Post
Which second fan did you buy?
I want to buy the identical fan from the 212+ but I don't have a second 4 pin CPU fan slot on my motherboard, only like 4-5 system 3 pin slots...
Will it be bad if I just buy a fan running 2000RPM 24/7?
I am using 2 of these http://www.xoxide.com/scythe-gentle-...m-1850rpm.html
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Thanks, but I can't really see myself scrapping a already good and working fan. I'll consider this for my side case though.
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post #10 of 23
You've already got push and pull really, your exhaust fan is really close. I wouldn't recommended it imo
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