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Old 04-14-2005, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok - probably the most dumb question yet - but b4 I buy a fan - do they go a particular way round e.g. some blowing air into case over components and some blowing out to give a flow or not, or can u choose and turn them around to suit.

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Don't worry we don't all know everything.

But depending on which way the fan is will depend if the fan blows hotair out, or sucks it in.
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ok - so what would you advise on this - or is it up to me to decide what the components need etc.
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All fans are pretty much the same. You can choose between intake and exhause simply by reversing it's position.

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it is wise though to have a good airflow around ur system. But that depends on how many fan u have. It is standard to do this:

front: intake
side:intake
rear:exhaust
top:exhaust
pus: exhaust

but that is changable. u just gotta remember that heat rises so how intake near the bottom and exhaust near the top.
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good answer man - result
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I have 4 fans on my case (2x 80mm at the back, 1x80mm side and 1x120mm at front) and a PCI exhaust fan, will that provide enough cooling? Or should I turn around one of the fans?
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given what aj2003 said earlier about heat rising - are PCI exhaust fans really doing much other than blowing out cold air, 'cos I have 1 and it only ever comes out cold, as I suppose it would 'cos PCI slots r on bottom. ??
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those of you who have lots of fans, do you keep stacking molex's together, 'cos i only have 1 chassis fan 3 pin connector on mobo - and anything else would have to go on same supply as HDD - don't want to draw too much current - or is this no where near the rating.... what do u do?
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I have a set of dual cold cathode lights 3 fans and two hard drives running off of one molex connector splitting is fun
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