Well I was carrying my tower outside yesterday and stupid me forgot to hold onto the side of the case and it slipped off and fell down the stairs. Normally, it wouldn't be a big deal, but the side that fell off unfortunately had a fan on it so the wire tore off at the connection on the fan end
. So I figured while I'm at it, upgrade fans.
Is there any way to find out how much RPM or CFM my current fans run? I have 2x 120mm x 120mm x 25mm that came with the case. And I bought an 80mm one from a local store shortly after buying the case back in late 09. Also, how do I know if/when I'm maxing out my PSU? I don't want to buy all these fans and start using a lot of power. Right now as I type, I have 3 accessory fans. I was looking to have 5 total. But, I would upgrade 2 of the 3 I have now.
This would replace my rear and front fans with the following:
Newegg.com - Scythe S-FLEX SFF21F 120mm Case Fan
This would take place of the busted one:
Newegg.com - Scythe DFS123812-3000 "ULTRA KAZE" 120 x 38 mm Case Fan
Now, this is the side of the case:
What is that cone thing supposed to do? I would assume to cover over the CPU to have more direct air flow to the fan to help cool it more efficiently? Well anyways, can I take that cone thing off and replace it with a fan? I don't see why it wouldn't be more efficient to just have a fan there and help push more air into the case.
I thought I would get this for that cone spot:
Newegg.com - MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan
Any input is much appreciated. Thanks!