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#1 *Valarie*

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:15 PM

Ok, I can plug in four fans on my motherboard, and have four places I can put them in my case One on top, one in front, one in back, and one on the side. I'd like some idea on how to set them up (which ones should blow air in, and which should suck it out). What do you think? I'm relatively new to this, so any help would be appreciated.

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

The top of the case would generally be exhaust as heat rises, the back would be exhaust and the front would be intake. Don't bother with the side fan as it  is unnecessary and can be a hassle to set up. Have you considered the fans you will be using and the size of them?


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:36 PM

Hiya killer!

 

I'm going with 140 mm fans. I haven't picked any out yet. Any advice as far as manufacturer? I appreciate the advice!! Thanks!!



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Im assuming your using this case. I see it already has 2 fans, one in the front, and one on the back, the one in the front is intake, the one on the back, is exhaust. I would actually keep those right where theyre at. It looks like the case also has one more on the bottom, I would place one there, and killer is correct, that should also be intake. It looks like there are two fan mounts on the top of the case. You can put both of these as exhaust, however, if you are using an aftermarket heatsink that relies on airflow moving to the side (such as this one) it may be benefecial to have the forward top airfan being intake, with the rear top fan being exhast. Every case is a little different, so it wouldn't hurt to do a little bit of experimentation there.

 

As for your fourth 140mm fan, for the side, the side fan is usually best used for graphics card cooling, and with a lower model card such as the 630, its probably not needed, but if you do, you can experiment with that on intake and exhaust, to see which works best.

 

As far as your fans are concerned, purchasing 4 140 mm fans would be a waste of money, there are only two (2) mounts on that case that will accomodate a 140 mm fan, the bottom one, and the side one, all the other fans and fan mounts are 120mm fans, including the front, the back, and both the top fan mounts. So you might what to change your order to 2 120 mm fans and 1 140, for 3 fans total, or 2 120 and 2 140 mm fans, if you want to use the side panel fan mount.

 

As far as fan brands, in my experience I have had the best luck with Rosewill fans, but Ive also used Antec and other brands and not had any issue with them.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

Im assuming your using this case.

 

Yah. That's mine!

 

I see it already has 2 fans, one in the front, and one on the back, the one in the front is intake, the one on the back, is exhaust. I would actually keep those right where theyre at. It looks like the case also has one more on the bottom, I would place one there, and killer is correct, that should also be intake.

 

Ok, yeah. I'll leave the front and back ones alone then.

 

if you are using an aftermarket heatsink that relies on airflow moving to the side (such as this one)

 

My heatsink is the stock one, but I really like that one. I might get it when i can.

 

As for your fourth 140mm fan, for the side, the side fan is usually best used for graphics card cooling, and with a lower model card such as the 630, its probably not needed, but if you do, you can experiment with that on intake and exhaust, to see which works best.

 

I'm actually thinking of upgrading the card, the 630 handles SWTOR pretty well. I want a better one though. Money's pretty tight for me so I have to plan these things carefully lol.

 

As far as your fans are concerned, purchasing 4 140 mm fans would be a waste of money, there are only two (2) mounts on that case that will accomodate a 140 mm fan, the bottom one, and the side one, all the other fans and fan mounts are 120mm fans, including the front, the back, and both the top fan mounts. So you might what to change your order to 2 120 mm fans and 1 140, for 3 fans total, or 2 120 and 2 140 mm fans, if you want to use the side panel fan mount.

 

Ok, that's more of what I needed to know! Thanks!

 

As far as fan brands, in my experience I have had the best luck with Rosewill fans, but Ive also used Antec and other brands and not had any issue with them.

 

Right on.  Thanks for all of the information and advice. I apprecite it!



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:44 AM

This is a twin pack of Corsair's high airflow 120mm fan which offers great value and performance while looking awesome and this is the 140mm version.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:50 AM

This is a twin pack of Corsair's high airflow 120mm fan which offers great value and performance while looking awesome and this is the 140mm version.

 Ah, so that's how the quotes work! LOL

 

Killer! Hehe :-)

 

Thank you again! I like those!



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:38 AM

No problems and i forgot to mention that the fans have interchangeable ring colours of blue, white and red :D 


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:55 AM

I saw that. Pretty cool. I've been thinking of ways to add color to my compy. Lights and what not.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:25 AM

Strips of LED lights should do the trick but try using the same colour scheme.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

If you can find colors that accent the interior parts, it usually helps. I actually use a mix in my case, most of them are blue, but I got one multi color in the back that creates a cool effect. Though, if their fixed colors experimenting with what colors look best can be expensive. If you can find fans or strips that can switch colors with the flick of a switch it will allow you to experiment better, if your not sure of what color scheme to go with.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:22 PM

If you can find colors that accent the interior parts, it usually helps. I actually use a mix in my case, most of them are blue, but I got one multi color in the back that creates a cool effect. Though, if their fixed colors experimenting with what colors look best can be expensive. If you can find fans or strips that can switch colors with the flick of a switch it will allow you to experiment better, if your not sure of what color scheme to go with.

 

My mobo's got a lot of blue in it, and my RAM's red. I love blue and purple, so I'm leaning towards putting some purple in there. I saw some neat cold cathode strips that might look good. The multi color fan might look cool in the back. I might try that. Thanks!!



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Check this one out, any colours you like and cool effects.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

Check this one out, any colours you like and cool effects.

 Ooooh....

 

I...I...I need that.






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