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    Fan Setup on this case?

    With this case, what should my fan setup be. EG what fans should be pulling air in what fans should be pushing air out. I also have a PCI slot system exhaust.

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    5 80mm fans.


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    I would have 2 at the front pulling and 2 at the rear pushing to keep the pressure about the same. It would be best if all the fans were the same and i'd try and get some decent quiet ones if you mind noise.

    If the fan mount on the side panel is anything like that on my slk3000b i read a review where putting a fan on it pulling actually increased temps as it adversely affected the air pressure in the case. I'd keep it simple.

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    As said above, you normally have the ones at the front bringing air into the case, and the ones at the back being exhausts i.e. blowing air out of the case. That creates the flow of air through the case, (hopefully) keeping everything cool, which is why other fans that don't add to this flow can actually increase temperatures (although not always).

    Oh, and nice choice of case - I'd still use my Chieftec Dragon if it weren't so heavy!
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    I read about it being so heavy, but as its going to be staying in the same place and ill practicly never need to move it, im not bothered about the weight.

    I never knew about the side fan increasing the temperature thing, but i was told that the side fan was one of the most important because of it blowing air straight onto the motherboard / GPU.

    If it makes any difference im getting 5 of these fans, green LEDs to go with case, and this PSU.
    Last edited by Duncan_Mon; 11-12-2005 at 09:14 AM.


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    Oh boy, I hope you like lots of fan noise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    Oh boy, I hope you like lots of fan noise...
    Those fans or the PSU thatll cause the noise?


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    The psu should be pretty quiet but from past experience with a 4x 80mm fan lian li case i can tell you that fans of that size can be pretty loud at default speed. You can carefully select the fans you purchase and pay extra to get quieter fans or undervolt them with say a fan speed controller to reduce the noise. Needless to say this will reduce the airflow in the case but you should be able to find a compromise between cooling and noise. Also everyone's idea of what constitutes noise varies greatly.

    If you're really concerned with noise get a case with 120mm fan mounts as 120mm fans don't need to spin as fast to shift the same amount of air. Perhaps look at the slk3000b which isn't far off in terms of what you can install in it.

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    Was also wondering if any1 knew if this was a mid or full tower case?

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    I think it is a mid tower - it is still quite tall!
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    hi!

    I have the full-tower version of that, and all i can definately say is that installing front fans is not really recommended unless you really want it to sound like an aeroplane taking off!

    i have 2 fans at the back, pulling air OUT of the case, on a vantec fanbus (low volts)
    and the side panel fan blowing air in! (makes 5C difference if on full-pelt, great for giving yr graphics card cool air after that heavy gaming session!)

    i found that the case was not that deep and installing fans behind the hard discs would push them out and make for a tight fit with the graphics card i have (radeon 9800 pro - not the longest, wonder whats gonna happen when i get that 7800GT!)
    i also found that the front fans didnt make that much of a difference, unless:

    you remove the top 3.5" bay, and just have a 92mm fan sitting in its place (will fit perfectly, some blue-tack will prevent vibrations) blowing air directly into the path of the CPU/RAM. or you can put an 80mm there with the purple things it comes with.


    however, id definately not recommend stuffing it with fans unless you got a good controller that can control all 5 plus your cpu fan! you will go deaf!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5aboy
    hi!

    I have the full-tower version of that, and all i can definately say is that installing front fans is not really recommended unless you really want it to sound like an aeroplane taking off!

    i have 2 fans at the back, pulling air OUT of the case, on a vantec fanbus (low volts)
    and the side panel fan blowing air in! (makes 5C difference if on full-pelt, great for giving yr graphics card cool air after that heavy gaming session!)

    i found that the case was not that deep and installing fans behind the hard discs would push them out and make for a tight fit with the graphics card i have (radeon 9800 pro - not the longest, wonder whats gonna happen when i get that 7800GT!)
    i also found that the front fans didnt make that much of a difference, unless:

    you remove the top 3.5" bay, and just have a 92mm fan sitting in its place (will fit perfectly, some blue-tack will prevent vibrations) blowing air directly into the path of the CPU/RAM. or you can put an 80mm there with the purple things it comes with.


    however, id definately not recommend stuffing it with fans unless you got a good controller that can control all 5 plus your cpu fan! you will go deaf!!
    Thanks for all that, after reading this i may just go with 2 out the back + system exhaust and one blowing in the side.


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