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Old 05-03-2007, 11:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default System Air Flow

One fan on the side of my computer = 34cfm INTAKE
One fan on back of computer = 34cfm EXHAUST
One fan on top of computer = 34cfm EXHAUST

I have one more fan (just got it) that I am trying to decide which of the above 3 to replace... The new fan is 60+ cfm.... My system is running very warm 55-65C... Should I replace the BACK exhaust (closest to cpu) or should I replace the TOP exhaust (heat rises), or should I blow in more cold air (not really think of doing this one)....

I would think BACK EXHAUST would be best.... Your thoughts?

I have no front fans (no option for this unfortunately)

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Old 05-04-2007, 04:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My vote's for the back...

But why don't you try out both and see which one makes your system run cooler?

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my vote is on the side panel, blowing in the system so the CPU fan can blow cooler air from your new fan
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You have more exhaust than intake. You need more cooler air to be taken in. So I agree with sylwek. Side intake with the new fan.


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