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    Wink Fans - newbie question (hides in embarrassment)

    Now I know this is a very very very (etc.) simple question to answer for most of you, but bearing in mind a week ago I hadn't even thought of modding, and already I've bought a case, a coolermaster aero fan etc. you'll forgive me. Please. Thanks.

    I have a new case. A Scorpio from xcase.co.uk, in blue, pre-modded window, and for the money I paid (£50) I'm very happy with it.

    I've just pulled the side off and had a look round. On the front of the case, between the drive cage and the case front, at the bottom, are two 80mm fan mounts. On the back, there is one 80mm mount, and one smaller one underneath (50mm? haven't measured). There is also a fan already fitted in the middle of the windowed side-panel.

    My question is, would you fit fans to ALL of these mounts, and which direction should I have each fan blowing (ie. into the case, or out of the case?). ie. would you have the back ones sucking and the front ones blowing (if you see what I mean)? I'm not going to seriously overclock my new processor when I get it (2800 barton I think), but I'd like the case to run fairly cool without being annoyingly noisy.

    Also, which brand of fan would you recommend for reliability/quietness? Not sure whether neon'd or not, but probably not.
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    I normally have the front two fans on any case set to blow air into the case. Then the top or back fans should be set to blow air out of the case

    For fans that are quiet have a look at some of these
    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/...t_Fans_72.html

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    Ta Gordy.

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    Aye, would agree, front fans blowing in, rear fans exhausting.

    Vantec Stealths are good and Pabst & Panaflo do good quiet fans.

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    For quiet long lasting fans i recommend http://www.coolermaster.com.br/index...st&p_class=465

    available from scan for £4.10

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/Produ...tegory=Coolers
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    Yeah, i've always wondered which is better Panaflo or Vantec Stealths?
    I got a pair of Stealths in my case and they run pretty damn quiet when at 10v but they become a bit more audible at 12v

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    I can't hear my panaflo's at all, they're masked by the hdd's and fan on my radeon lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    I can't hear my panaflo's at all, they're masked by the hdd's and fan on my radeon lol
    Well I bought a pair of Vantec's in the end. They are audible, but not too bad. In addition, I've got a multi-flashing-epilepsy-inducing Akasa chamelythingy at the back, and whatever cheapo fan that was attached to the window of the case when it arrived. All of those are 80mm. It's a little noisier than before when the PC was a stock MESH computer with a single 80mm outlet at the back, but at the same time... it's a lot cooler! And blinky green... no... blue... no.... red... er... green..waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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    for perfection:

    air in = air out

    in reality, i got annoyed with my fans, ripped them all out, now i only have psu (dual fan), cpu and gpu.

    fans are overated IMO. my 2800 is OCed to 3200+. if you aren't doing a load of overclocking, there honestly isn't a need for tonnes of fans.

    (IMO).

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    I disagree; we use a P4 3.06 here at work in a coolermaster black alu case as a rendering box. It has 4 CM SmartQuiet 80mm fans all controlled by their own sensors - 2 in 2 out. It's silent. I mean SILENT. Every so often I get worried and VNC into the beggar just to check it's still running. If you're using smart fans then having a few can be a good idea, since they'll all be running at pretty low revs, and hence quietly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindle
    Now I know this is a very very very (etc.) simple question to answer for most of you, but bearing in mind a week ago I hadn't even thought of modding, and already I've bought a case, a coolermaster aero fan etc. you'll forgive me. Please. Thanks.

    I have a new case. A Scorpio from xcase.co.uk, in blue, pre-modded window, and for the money I paid (£50) I'm very happy with it.

    I've just pulled the side off and had a look round. On the front of the case, between the drive cage and the case front, at the bottom, are two 80mm fan mounts. On the back, there is one 80mm mount, and one smaller one underneath (50mm? haven't measured). There is also a fan already fitted in the middle of the windowed side-panel.

    My question is, would you fit fans to ALL of these mounts, and which direction should I have each fan blowing (ie. into the case, or out of the case?). ie. would you have the back ones sucking and the front ones blowing (if you see what I mean)? I'm not going to seriously overclock my new processor when I get it (2800 barton I think), but I'd like the case to run fairly cool without being annoyingly noisy.

    Also, which brand of fan would you recommend for reliability/quietness? Not sure whether neon'd or not, but probably not.

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