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Old 11-25-2005, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive got a Thermaltake x3 case (its a bastard taking off the side), and Im wondering if this sounds like a good fan setup.

2 blowing inwards on the front
2 blowing outwards on the back
1 bowing outwards on the top
2 blowing inwards on the side

Id like to make sure my case is coolest obviously so I can overclock my videocard better. The fans are ultraquiet ones and unfortuanetly have a low rpm. Is there a beter fan setup I could use to maximize the cooling and prevent a vacume from being created?
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Old 11-25-2005, 04:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes that is the most ideal setup most people have these days
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sounds good
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That sounds good, but i like to have more out take than intake, or keep it equal....
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Would it make a difference if i put the side fans to blow out mode instead you think? My main goal is too keep the video card cool here, and those fans are located right next to it.
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Sides should blow in, period.

For the fans you have, you have the right setup. You may want to put a higher CFM fans on the top and back, though, to make up for the imbalance.
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how do i know if fans are blowing inwards?
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Ummm... they're not blowing air out...?
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Old 11-26-2005, 01:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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any specific direction they have to face?
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well, there is normally an arrow somewhere on the body of the fan, saying which way it spins, and maybe which way it blows.......
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