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Old 01-09-2006, 03:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i saw another post about this.. only with 80 mm so i thought i too would ask.... would my two 120 mm fans be enough to cool my system... here's what you'd be looking at

abit kn8 sli mobo
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i'm hoping thats enough.. one fan for intake one for the exhaust... and another thing i'm asking... is that enough to slightly overclock????

and do you suggest i add another fan??? cuz there's a slot above the 120 mm fan for a 80mm fan


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notice that upside down motherboard -_- ... and how far the psu is from the mobo.... its a pain.... my first psu failed to reach....
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Most premium cases have 2 120mm fans, and are a good set-up.

I would stick a quiet 80mm fan to have some cool air blowing onto the GPU - which will be taken out by the PSU.
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I am only using 2 120mm fans and I am running a little hotter then I would like, however my case is not very well ventilated. =0(
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any suggestions for a good 80 mm fan?
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vantec makes some good quieter fans. otherwise, masscool is a great value for the amount of air most of their fans push. some are kinda loud, but always reliable
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MAKE SURE THE FAN IS PROGRAM CONTOLLABLE, and the db (decibles) are less than 24db!!!!!
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sound doesnt matter to me... it can be as loud as a car... cuz i'm gonna be drowning out the sound of it anyway...
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go with some masscool then. i have used masscools since i can remember and they move ALOT of air and last forever
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Get some panaflo fans, they are one of the most reliable fans you can buy. They have great airflow to noise ratios.
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