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Old 06-14-2005, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In my new case I bought, there are 2 fans right next to eachother at the bottom left corner of the side window. I don't have any other fans. Should the 2 fans be intake or exhaust? Right now they are intake, and the cpu is running in the high 40s under load and the low 40s idle.

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Old 06-14-2005, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have any other places to put fans? e.g. the front and/or back?

It is always better to have more exhausting fans than to have more intake.

Try them the other way, it will probally be cooler, if not, have them as intakes.


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Old 06-14-2005, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Intake fans should go on the side and in the front.
Exhaust fans should go on the back and on the top.
Make sure you have more fans exhausting than intaking as moving heat out is most important.. cool air will displace it.
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Yea, I can put 2 fans in the front, 1 on the top, and 2 on the back. I was just wondering which was the best way to do it for now until I get the other fans.
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