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Case Cooling (hole in case)

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Gekko

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Jun 22, 2001
Im making a new hole (for a fan) in the side of my case for better air flow. Do you think I should put in the bottom front side? Or over the Heatsink? Or pulling from the heatsink?(I know you want air entering front and leaving back) or would pulling conflict with my upcoming glaciator blowing air down? Thanks for any input.
Mark
 

outhouse

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Mar 11, 2001
Location
Auburn California
I think Hoot did a article on this you may try and give him a email, As far as i know its best to have 2 good fans depending on your case size 1 blowing in 1 blowing out, hoots article explains which dirrection the air should flow depending on weather your HSF to your CPU is blowing or sucking hot air.

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Colin

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Dec 19, 2000
Why not use a cardboard side panel to test the fan placement before you start cutting up your case?
 
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Gekko

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Jun 22, 2001
Thats why I already love this forum....smart people....thanks...feel free to keep the comments comin :)
Mark