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Old 04-30-2009, 11:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am thinking about adding a another fan to the front of my case. I have space above the fan that came installed with the case. I am just not sure how I would install it. What kind of fan would you guys recommend? How much would it help out by adding another fan? The case I have is in my sig.
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Default Re: Thinking about adding a case fan

how much room is there? is it made for another fan or are you just throwing one in there? i would try and fit the largest supported size as well, but you'll have to see what fits for yourself.
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No I don't think it is made for one. I was just wanting to add one to help improve the airflow.
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yeah just see what fits...and throw it in there. The bigger the better
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I had a fan on the side of my case... wires broke on it so now I just leave my case open and it actually runs BETTER and COOLER than with the case and fan still on and working...

What you could do I suppose is just measure the space in front of your case can buy a fan that will fit up in there. Make sure you have a power connector for the fan available. I put in an extra fan and it plugged right into a 'system fan' slot my motherboard .

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Could use zip ties to hold it there. I always like using Scythe S-Flex fans. 1600rpm one should do you good
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What kind of numbers should I be looking for? I assume the lower the dba the better and the higher the cfm the better, right? Is higher rpm's better too or can it be to high?
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the more rpm's the faster it spins=more air flow. But higher rpm's usually means higher dba. Some fans have dual bearings and stuff like that, so look around to find a good balance of dba and rpm.
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If you want a quiet efficient fan then look no further, Scythe S-Flex is it. You can find them priced around $12-15
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Really the noise doesn't bother me too much. I would rather have something that moves more air.
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