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Old 11-11-2006, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Saphire radeon 9800 Pro 128MB Atlantis. It seems to get very hot. My case can only accomodate rear fans. What would be the best fan configuration?

A. One fan blowing air out of the chassis.

B. Same as above but blowing air in to the chassis

C. Two fans next to each other in the back one blowing air in and the other blowing air out?

I would love to have a fan intake in the front but my case is far too vain for any cosmetic surgery!
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Option C...I'm not sure. Theres not really any air pressure being created to circulate the air around. The rear fans should really be exhaust, blowing air out of the case.
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On the rear, they should be blowing out.

Sounds like you need to do a little modding... If nothing else, just to open up an air duct in the front of your case.
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Or get a new case. Like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068
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Decided to build a bay for a fan in the front. Thanks for the help.
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thats a good case b1gapl, i have one and i must admit it looks pretty slick and the air flow isnt bad
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I like my Cooler Master better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119030

I have the optional blowhole in the place of the top-mounted USB.
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