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Old 02-25-2011, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How should the fans be setup?
I have this case
Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP Black 0.8mm Japanese SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420watts PS2 ATX12V Power Supply

and would like to know a good way to setup my fans.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say balanced. Front fan=intake, side fan=intake, 2 rear fans=exhaust.
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Alright, i have two fans in my PSU, would that be good for exhaust? They blow out of the case..
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you'll want at least 1 more than just the PSU fans for exhaust. i'd keep the stock fan setup and just add a fan to the front if you're worried about temps. or you could move one of the 2 rear exhaust fans to the front. that would do a better job to balance out the air flow. but judging by your temps in your other thread about the fan speed it doesn't seem like air flow is an issue.
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well as is,, i have one big fan.. i'm sorry, i dont know the size, i think it's maybe a 120mm fan in the front blowing in,, the the side fan blowing out.. i guess thats wrong, huh lol
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do you have any exhaust fans other than psu fans?
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The problem with relying on a PSU fan to exhause warm air is that that PSU never gets fresh, cool air. If used for an exhaust fan, the PSU will constantly be warm, thus shortening the life of the component. It is better to use a dedicated case fan for exhause/intake, rather than a component's fan.
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I used to have two fans in the back, but when the computer turned on they literally did nothing..
so i took them out, i have two extra fans i can stick in.
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I used to have two fans in the back, but when the computer turned on they literally did nothing..
so i took them out, i have two extra fans I can stick in.
Were the fans connected to the power supply?
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Yes, they were lol
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