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Old 12-25-2004, 03:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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so if i have like 6 fans in my computer and there all on to the max nothing will happen?
I got 13 fans in my system...nothings happened yet
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Old 12-25-2004, 05:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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stupid questions here. should the fans be blowing inside the computer or blow hot air thats inside the computer outside of the computer?
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to have the best effect, the fans should blow hot air out. if you want to fry something, face the fans the other way, to blow the hot air right back in, hopefully frying your whole system like eggs on a skillet.
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No, the best setup is to have some blowing in and some blowing out...it's not going to be blowing hot air into your system because the system will be hotter than your room, so you'll technically be blowing in cooler air.

Generally you want the front fans as intake, the side as an intake, the rear and top as exhausts.

With both intake and exhaust you constantly get movement of air through your system. If all you had was say one fan, then you'd want to put it in the rear as an exhaust. Generally it's a little bit better to have MORE exhaust than intake, but not a whole lot.

Point being for the best optimization you need both intake and exhaust in good places so that there's a nice stream of current.

Also they have duct mods where you can connect the CPU fan to the hole in the rear so outside air goes directly to your heatsink.

Cools down the CPU quite a bit.
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im thinkin of OCing my new system when i get it will 7 80mm fans be enough for a decent oc?
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That should be fine, although I'd recommend 120mm fans as opposed to 80mm fans if your case will support them. They are more efficent than 80mm, and they are generally a lot quieter as well.
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