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Installing Exhaust Fans


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#1 Alumar

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:05 PM

I have two fans in my computer, 1 at the rear and 1 at the side, I am wondering which fan should be the intake and the Exhaust.

Please advice

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:08 PM

Typically...the front is intake, the rear fan (depending on location up/down) should be exhaust.

Since hot air rises...and you want to get rid of the hot air, not the cooler air...

Early in the game, most exhaust fans sold were for the middle or lower portion of the rear (because some of them fit into PCI slots. My rear fan is used as exhaust and it is close to the middle of the system (as are some of the components which heat up the most).

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:12 PM

thanks..so I will have the side fan as Intake fan since I do not have a front fan..

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:13 PM

I don't have side fans...but if the side fan is on the case furthest away from the PSU...I would assume that it should be an intake fan.

You want maximum air flow/circulation...not just fans blowing out without any impetus from fresh air...at least, I would :).

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:21 PM

how many fans can a 500W PSU power?

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:14 AM

As much as you want depending on the fan power consumption which doesn't use much.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

Thanks, i'm just installing the Stock type fans since I don't like the one that has LED light on it.
I have adjusted my fans, I have set the Side fans as Intake and the Rear Fan as Exhaust.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:32 AM

That should be fine :)

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