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Where should I place Fans?

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Assassin Lord

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Jan 9, 2001
My question is straightforward and direct...which fans should I place where on my midtower to get optimum cooling efficiency?
 

Tim-

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Dec 18, 2000
Location
North Carolina
Since heat rises you should draw air in at the bottom, and vent it at the top. Most cases have provision to draw at the bottom front and exhaust at the top rear.
 

Pat

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Jan 22, 2001
Location
Near St. Louis
As stated, the front of the usually is the input side & the rear is the exhaust side. The air is suppose to be pulled that way.

Their is a big difference in airflow & noise level on the fans. Look at the RPM level, CFM, & dba rating. This varies from company to company. Some smaller 60 mm units will make more noise than an 80 mm fan.

I have bought several different brands of the same size till I got the brand that does not sing to me!

Pat