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New Member
Nov 14, 2002
I'm going to buy a new computer..

With it I have a Antec case, with a TruePower PSU (430W)..

anyway, I want good cooling!
This case has 2 rear, 2 front and 1 side vent..

First of, I want dust filters on all of my fans that are taking in air..

I want to noise-isolate(??) the case also, which will make the degrees come up a bit..

Anyway, I'm planning on buying these 5 vents:

Arctic Cooling 80x25mm TC-1, Heat-reglated (works harder if it's hot or something)

1700/3000 rpm
13/26 dBa
25,1/53,1 airflow (m^3/h)

Any opinions or suggestions for making my case ventilation better?
BTW, Should the side fan be sucking in air or blowing out?



Moderator/ Silver Paste Taster©
Aug 8, 2001
Sunshine State, USA
Welcome to the forums Guitarkalle!

Im not a big fan of temp. regulated fans, instead I opt for using Rheostats like this one to control the CFM and noise levels.


As far as dust filters go I've tried many, and the best imho are these type Here (The metal and 'white' filter type impede the airflow, these black type seem to work best)

You may want to try using rheostats before you decide to sound insulate your case.