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Old 01-16-2010, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I was just at Fry's and figured I'd pick up some fans for my 2nd machine. Also had my dad pick up a 4.5" hole saw from his work. What I plan on doing is adding 4 120mm fans to the side of my case, like so:


What do you guys think on that air flow?

I know it's kind of weird to change up the air flow direction like that on a side panel, but I thought that would get air to the CPU/GPU heatsinks best.
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no, I think its to close for in/outs

Best would be a bottom to top type flow, like the Antecs or coolmasters.
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So... all in/all out?

I can't really do bottom to top... Unless I drill some holes in the top of the case
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Exactly.... drill that ****************
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Lol, I can fit about two on top... other two on bottom on the side panel?
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new idea... red is already there (or wont have to be cut), yellow is what im cutting
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In my opinion, a top "In" is fighting convection currents.

I'd, do your bottom right "out" as a "in" and top as an "out"
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I would go with (2) - IN on the side panel, (1) - IN at the front bottom, (1) - Out at the Top Back, (1) - OUT at the Top and of course the PS blowing out.
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I decided to go with 3 on the side panel as out, none on the top (as of yet). Temps dropped enough for my liking so I'm still thinking of whether or not to add the top one (I just don't want to take my system out).
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ghetto fan in the front:
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uhhh lol wow@ the front fan.... my case is going to feature in's on the panel and either one or two outs on the bottom, some serious HAF fans
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