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WHat is a Good Combination of Fan Placements?

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Crispy

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I was thinking One 120 In front, 120(or 2 80's) In Back, and One 120 For a Blowhole. Then Maybe acouple 80's on Side?.....Is that too many Fans?....And do I need all those Fans going Water Cooling? Thanks
 

stool

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A 120mm in lower front, another for a blowhole, and you should be good to go, especially with watercooling. Remember, your PSU fan is also exhausting heat. If you are attaching your radiator to the case, however, you might want to use 1 or 2 fans blowing out the back, and eliminate the blowhole.
 
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Crispy

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I was going to Mount Radiator on Outside Back of Case OR Inside Case Mouted inbetween Top and Frame...If there's room. So should I go for Sunon Fans?
 

Mr_Goat

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I got a 120 intake doing 135 CFM in the bottom front, a 50 exhaust doing 21 CFM in the back aligned with the chipset and a 120 exhaust pulling 90 CFM through a radiator and the PSU fan doing 20 exhaust.

All fans are running full odd...sounds like a late model Hoover, damn cool though...Dusting in the case is a problem with the high CFM...had to use a filter or vacum the case every week
 

dimmreaper

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Crispy (Feb 14, 2001 06:07 p.m.):
I was thinking One 120 In front, 120(or 2 80's) In Back, and One 120 For a Blowhole. Then Maybe acouple 80's on Side?.....Is that too many Fans?....And do I need all those Fans going Water Cooling? Thanks
I'm speaking from some water cooling expirience here, you may not need that maney fans. You should definietly have an AGP blowhole, unless your water cooling your AGP card. I usualy put an active heatsink on the northbridge, and put the greenie on the southbridge, this reduces the amount of needed airflow.

Here's what I think you should do:

120mm up front (go with a quiet model)
92mm AGP blowhole with a rheostat or 7V/12V toggle
(2) 80mm exhasts (quiet model), or (1) 120mm exhast (quiet model)
Heatsinks on the chipset

That should be a great combo for watercooled overclocking . . . .
 
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Crispy

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When You say AGP Blowhole you do mean a Fan on Side of Case Blowing in/out?....to AGP card? And I planned on doing a 7v/12v On all 120 fans and any one that seems loud. And I'm not sure what you mean Active heatsink on northbridge....Don't really know what Northbridge and southbridge are. Thanks