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Well, I have an NZXT Phantom, and I'd like to get a little more air through it. I'd like to put a fan on the floor of the case, but is that a good idea in the first place, since there's already a fan almost right next to it?

If that's the case, what brand should I look for?

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Specifically where the second HDD cage was, there is a vent..

I will be adding a dust filter.

Thanks in advance.
Edited by TheStealthyOne - 4/4/11 at 5:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheStealthyOne;13002444 
Well, I have an NZXT Phantom, and I'd like to get a little more air through it. I'd like to put a fan on the floor of the case, but is that a good idea in the first place, since there's already a fan almost right next to it?

If that's the case, what brand should I look for?

dscf5017j.jpg

Specifically where the second HDD cage was, there is a vent..

Thanks in advance.

I personally wouldn't, it would only suck up lots of dust without a proper filter. Also, those holes are like 10.5mm wide from each other, there are no such fans wink.gif.
If you want more are, get a 140mm fan for the front if you haven't already. If you did, try getting some performance fans with high cfm
     
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Absolutely, slap some panty hose on a fan and screw it on there.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SHNS0;13002624 
it would only suck up lots of dust without a proper filter.

Also, those holes are like 10.5mm wide from each other, there are no such fans wink.gif.

I was going to add a filter, and I'm fine with there being a bit of space where the fan isn't completely covering a vented area.
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...I'm gonna bump this.
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I don't know man. I put one at the bottom of my Cosmos S. Made no difference in overall system idle/load temps (mobo, cpu, gpu, etc). It would make sense if it was closer to the psu like in mid towers then it might make a difference when using a stock blower type cooler videocard. But with full towers its offset too much IMO.
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I have a bottom intake inside of my gameing rig. Id use a good case fan, or whatever you can find. Mine has a Papst 4212 120X38 for a bottom intake. Its an INSANE fan for a case fan. It moves enough air that it becomes louder when I install my side panel because of the pressure inside of my case acts against the fan.
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If your looking for Airflow stay away from 140's....140's are a good bargin for the CFM to airflow rate, but they cant hold up to a decent 120mm fan. all depends on how much of a wind storm you can live with:D I would do it...well i did lol. from my findings..adding a second intake fan to the "floor" to my CM690IIAD helps keep it cooler than my antec902 case.my 2 cents.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pyro_dude;13019788 
I have a bottom intake inside of my gameing rig. Id use a good case fan, or whatever you can find. Mine has a Papst 4212 120X38 for a bottom intake. Its an INSANE fan for a case fan. It moves enough air that it becomes louder when I install my side panel because of the pressure inside of my case acts against the fan.

Sounds like you have too much intake, not enough exhaust;)
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post #10 of 16
Since you are mounting it horizontally - stay away from Sleeve bearing fans. I would recommend this for bottom mount (140mm):

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29283
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