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Old 10-28-2003, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I just got done building my new system. My case only came with one fane (it is in the middle of the side pannel that slides off). I am oc my cpu so I ordered a couple more fans. I was not sure what size fan would fit on the bottom of the front pannel of my case(where the power button is) so I was looking in the book my case came with. It listed some fans as "in" and some as "out".

My question is this....The on fan my case came with was an "out", it is faced so the sticker on the front of the fan is facing it would be blowing air out of the case. When I get my other fans...that would be placed in the "out spots" do I reverse them so they are blowing in the case?

Thanks for the help...I know it is a dumb question...just want to get the most cooling out of the fans.


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Old 10-28-2003, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, fan on the front is supposed to blow air IN and the ones on the back are exhaust fans.

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Old 10-30-2003, 05:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the Tip Microbell, I didn't know about the arrow stamp. What I have always done is blow out a match in front of the fan to verify it's airflow. Ancient I know but it works!!
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