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when do you have too many fans how many do you have?

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i am going to have 18 after 8 of them could have been 140's but its part of the case look i want to know if there really is to much airflow for proper cooling
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post #2 of 20
18 fans? How?

EDIT: Punctuation is nice. It helps if your question is actually a coherent thought...

My case, the silverstone FT02, is regarded by many to be the best air cooling case. It has 4 fans (6 if you count the PSU and GPU fans). 3X 180mm fans in the bottom as intake and 1 120mm fan up top as exhaust. Most of the top of the case is open mesh.

It's not about the # of fans it's the overall layout and flow that matters.
Edited by Epitope - 3/22/11 at 12:32am
    
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post #3 of 20
I have 6 fitted to my PC-K62. I have 1 each side of the H50 for push/pull. I have the 2 140mm in the roof and the 140mm in the front. I mounted a 120 (out take) above the 140mm in the front to add exhaust since the H50 ones' are intake.
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As fans have gotten larger by standard the number of fans in my case has dropped over time. My NZXT Phantom currently has seven: 140 intake, 2x 120 side intake, 120 bottom intake, 2x200 top exhaust and 120 rear exhaust.
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post #5 of 20
8 i believe...technically only added 2 to my 1200.
    
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post #6 of 20
6 case fans, not counting CPU fan, PSU fan, or the three GPU fans.

All are 120mm except for the 80mm three GPU fans.

Why so many fans for you???

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post #7 of 20


You can never have too many fans.
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post #8 of 20
I only have 4 on my tech bench. At one point I had 10 going when I was using another case. As Epitope said, the number of fans isn't as important as how they are set up.
post #9 of 20
I have 2x140mm Front intake fans, 1x120mm Bottom intake fan, 1x120mm rear exhaust fan and a top 230mm Exhaust fan_ 2x120mm Push/Pull setup on my CPU Cooler

I think my bottom 120mm fan is pretty much useless (but it looks cool with the UV Blue lights =] can you say ground effects? lol
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post #10 of 20
What a silly question. One can never have too many .

I have 19 on mine. All GT 1850. I have 10 on radiators in push pull. 1 rear and 1 HDD fan, 3 bottom fans and 4 side panel fans.

With many fans it is important with fan controlling imho.

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