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What I did today fan wise..

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Cowtown

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Jun 20, 2001
Location
Calgary, AB
I had decided that I wanted to try out a 80mm unit on my FOP-32 in place of my YS Tech to move more air and keep the noise down. Well I got my kickass Sunon 43cfm 80mm fan the other day and slapped it on yesterday. Temps were exactly the same for both motherboard and CPU even though the new fan was definately moving a lot more air. Slightly discouraged I pulled the 80mm off my FOP32 and slapped the YS Tech fan back on. In my Lian Li case I changed the stock 80mm fan used for rear exhaust and repalced it with this Sunon bad boy. Now I have dropped my CPU temps an average of 3-4 degrees now. Before there was a regular 20 degree difference in temps between the motherboard temps and the CPU. Now the motherboard temps are the same, but it's only a 16 degree difference between the two so evacuating that air faster is certainly helping my cause. I do have two questions or rather requests for opinions though.

1. Do you think that a fan pushing air from the side panel at the HSF will help any? I now have a couple of 80mm units, including the one I just pulled out. How fast should this unit be? I figure it will help since my outside temps are at least 5-10 degrees cooler than the temps recorded at the motherboard.

2. Does anyone know what the flow ratings are for the stock fans in the Lian Li cases? I am just wondering if it will be worth my while to replace the two in the front as well?

Thanks for your opinions!

Shawn
 

Kingslayer

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Location
Port Charlotte, Florida
1. Yes putting a side fan on will help temps. See if you can place it to blow right on the HSF and you will get lower temps. The air coming in will have less time to heat up.

2. I don't know what the specs for the Lian Li case fans are. But there is one constant in cases....no matter who makes them, and how much you pay for them, the fans included usually suck.
 
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Cowtown

Cowtown

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Kingslayer (Jul 06, 2001 06:05 p.m.):
1. Yes putting a side fan on will help temps. See if you can place it to blow right on the HSF and you will get lower temps. The air coming in will have less time to heat up.

Makes sense.

2. I don't know what the specs for the Lian Li case fans are. But there is one constant in cases....no matter who makes them, and how much you pay for them, the fans included usually suck.

True enough! Thanks!

:)

Shawn