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Old 01-02-2008, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Adding case fans

Hey all..

I currently have this case:

Kingwin SK-523 Case Review [SK-523BKW]

And am thinking about adding 2 more fans. It currently has a 120mm front intake and a 120mm back exhaust.

I was thinking about adding a side intake and top exhaust to increase airflow in the case, but was wondering if there are any decent guides online that would help.

Thanks in advance.

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The top exhaust should be easy if you have half a brain and can operate a saw. Cutting the plexi will be a little more interesting.
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Default Re: Adding case fans

I also have 1 more question.

With that case I showed you, it lists the front and rear fans as:
120x120x25mm, 2000RPM, 30dBA, 79.14 CFM.

Now recently I just bought:
Newegg.com - APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - Retail

to replace the rear exhaust. Since it lists as 1700 RPM and only 64 CFM, is that going to be a downgrade? I figured it would be better than a stock case fan, but that was before I realized the stock fans seem pretty good.

What do you think? Did I waste 6 bucks? lol
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It will probably be a bit quieter than the fan that is in it already, but ya, its definately going to move less air.
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The top exhaust should be easy if you have half a brain and can operate a saw. Cutting the plexi will be a little more interesting.
I did that to the side on my case. I didn't cut new holes, but I cut out the plastic grills that covered the fans. I felt that they restricted the airflow too much, especially the one by the video card.
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