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Case side and rear fans -Necessary for me?

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October 25, 2003 11:18:47 PM

I have an AMD Athlon 2500+ CPU running at stock speed (for now). It is topped by a Thermalright SK-7 sink and a Panaflo L1A 80mm fan. CPU temps hit about 40C with no load.

My PSU is an Antec Truepower 330. My GPU is a Nvidea GF4 4200 (stock speed).

My case has a side fan (80mm) and a rear fan (80mm). I recently unplugged my rear fan, as it was fairly noisy and I got tired of listening to it. Do you believe it is OK to unplug the side fan too? I have no front intake.

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October 26, 2003 1:03:07 AM

I think I'd keep both fans! If they're noisy, try wiring them up for 7v by connecting the black fan wire to a red power wire, and the red fan wire to a yellow power wire.

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October 27, 2003 1:45:12 PM

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I think I'd keep both fans! If they're noisy, try wiring them up for 7v by connecting the black fan wire to a red power wire, and the red fan wire to a yellow power wire.

Or replace them with Panaflow fans or <i>anything</i> other than just get rid of all airflow. :\

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October 28, 2003 7:28:04 AM

the more fans the better, no matter what your running

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October 28, 2003 4:17:31 PM

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the more fans the better, no matter what your running

Unless what you're running is a quiet PC.

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