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Postby flashgordonion on Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:49 pm

I have 5 case fans
2 front
1 side
and 2 back by mobo

My question is which way are they supposed to blow, in or out.

Any response is greatly appreciated thanx.
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Postby dhc014 on Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:07 pm

2 front - in
1 side -in
and 2 back by mobo - out
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:19 pm

Flash,

DHC gave you the right answer (check my profile).

Actually, with than many fans, if they were all blowing in, the optical drive trays would open and you wouldn't be able to close them and the sides would bulge out and come flying off. :P

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Postby NoSmartz on Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:46 pm

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You need to write a book on humor :D :D !!!
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Postby CowboySlim on Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:59 pm

Thanks, PlentySmartz!

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Postby hoxlund on Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:05 am

haha you think thats a lot of fans?

check this:

2 Front - Intake
2 Side - Intake into video card
2 Rear - Exhaust by mobo
1 Blow Hole - Up top, expells hot air which rises

2 Power Supply Fans
2 Video Card Fans on my WinFast A350 Ultra TDH (GeForce FX 5900 Ultra)
1 92mm CPU fan
1 80mm fan on KDS AV-195TF Montior

all the fans are 80mm Stealth fans except the PSU, CPU fans
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:05 am

Hox,

You're a one man energy crisis. Do your lights dim when you bootup?

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Postby pranav81 on Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:20 am

Hi guys,
No Slim,Hox uses 1000W PSU.....I guess he can place 5 more fans in his system.i wonder does he ever watch movies or listen to music in that fan "breeeze"? :lol:
By the way you are correct.Front-In,Side-In and Back-Out.I have only 1 front and 1 on the back.I find this setup noisy....I wonder what Hox does....Does he put cotton swabs in his ears? :D

See ya guys later,


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Postby Dartman on Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:21 pm

I think those stealth fans are sposed to be a bit quieter then most. If not it must sound like a jet waiting for takeoff :) My lights dim when I turn on my stereo, does that count? It does have a extra amp for the sub though.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:08 am

NoSmartz wrote:CowboySlim
You need to write a book on humor :D :D !!!


I second that. A book with a compilation of all of Slim's jokes on CDRLabs would suffice.
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Postby pranav81 on Tue Jan 27, 2004 1:35 am

I agree with you aviationwiz.


By the way,I was waiting for a clarification from Hox... :wink: .
Hey Hox,where are you?

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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:21 pm

another question from me about fans:
which way does the CPU fan blow?
zzzt *pop*
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:30 pm

Towards the heat spreader/CPU. That direction gives the highest air velocities at the surface of the spreader fins.

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:35 pm

actually, there are 2 schools of thought on that one...
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:43 pm

...... well, dode, ...............
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