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Old 07-29-2006, 12:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just want to know a few things about air cooling. Please feed my mind with your Superior Knowledge.

1. How many fans can a CPU case accomodate?
2. Where are the best known locations of the fan?
(If possible, please attach a picture of it so I can see where exactly, thanks.)

3. Exhaust and Intake fans, where are they placed in the locations said above?

Thanks in advance, please share to me your pics please, so that I can have a visual look.
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well the number of fans a case can accomodate varies from case to case. cases can also be modified to have extra fans. normally you would want at least 1 intake fan, you should have both intake and exhaust fans. i have 2 main intake fans (120mm at front, 92mm at side) and a 120mm rear exhaust fan
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oh i see... who does the cutting on the CPU, yourself or the CPU itself has a "hole"?
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don't fall into the common mistake of calling a computer or a computer case a "CPU". the CPU is a component inside the computer.

most cases come with holes and mounting positions for at least 2 fans (a front for intake and rear for exhaust). you can cut a hole for a fan and drill holes around it for mounting screws but it is generally better to just get a case that already has the provisions for the fans you require
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like nitestick was saying if you are using a standard desktop case air should be sucked in from the front and accross the mobo and out the back.

I like the CPU coolers that blow towards the back like this,
http://www.svc.com/acfzp64.html
and this
http://www.svc.com/fan-9500cu-99.html


instead of the kind that blow at the mobo (to me it just spreads warm air around the inside) like this
http://www.svc.com/x-fire.html
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hehe... calling the case a CPU... what a dumb person i am... anyways, thanks for the info
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ya and among those oyu can cut a hole for a fan on the top of the case
blowing hot air out. call it a blow hole.
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wahaha, is my case like a whale? lol
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um ya. got to get all the hot air out of that puppy
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