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August 25, 2008 5:49:07 AM

I have a Raidmax Smilodon case that has 4 fans total. One 120mm on the back, one 120mm on the front, and 2 80mm on the side. How should I configure these to get the best possible airflow?

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August 25, 2008 5:58:36 AM

front and side = intake
rear and roof = exhaust
August 25, 2008 10:21:47 PM

+1 on badge, they should really be setup like that anywho. You could look at replacing the fans with higher CFM ones, but this will also increase noise.
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August 26, 2008 2:29:26 AM

Badge spends his whole day, posting this information to people. He does it to spam his post count....

tee hee hee

(On the serious note....Badge's advice is good advice.... +1 on Badge)



....yes, this is another shameless wasted post just so I can increase my weak post count...he he he
August 26, 2008 4:02:05 AM

Cmon Groveling, i thought i would deserve a bashing too. Cmon all i said was +1 and tacked a bit on... i love making my posts rate skyrocket.
August 26, 2008 4:16:09 AM

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Badge spends his whole day, posting this information to people. He does it to spam his post count....


I spend my whole day gathering it all for you Wyrm.

August 26, 2008 4:18:23 AM

+1 on Chookman. Our Post counts are skyrocketing.
August 26, 2008 10:15:39 PM

+1 on badge for being awesome.
August 26, 2008 10:37:52 PM

Stop jacking your post counts. its almost like a circle jerk..

On a more serious note, you maybe having trouble because of dead air spots. You have more blowing in probably than is being sucked out. A fan blowing on the wrong spot can cause a spot inside the case where air doesnt flow, and the air pressures from the fans keep the dead warm air in its spot circulating the same warm air. This typically happens behind a heatsink if you have a vertical one.
August 26, 2008 10:50:48 PM

+1 on circle jerks. +1 for right angle creeps jerking their post. Any single case fan you install anywhere in your case would at most make 2-3c difference. Possibly slighlyt more if no case fans were installed prior or the case suffered from horrible, non existent air flow.
August 26, 2008 10:51:36 PM

+1 on chookman for staying 90 degrees cool and not being a circle jerk.
August 26, 2008 11:07:22 PM

Don't forget to use zip ties to help keep wires from blocking/restricting air flow from the fans to the vital parts...
August 27, 2008 12:21:38 AM

+1 to badge for keeping the fun alive.
August 27, 2008 12:24:50 AM

+1 to chookman for helping my post count by another .00018 of one percent with this submission.
August 27, 2008 12:34:32 AM

Most definately no question the newer style cases with the 'mesh' front bezel like the CM 690, Antec 900, Antec 300 etc. (a lot more I fail to mention) help with airflow and system temps tremendously. yeah, I'm trying to imporve my cable management over the years. But, yes I agree, these are all important ways to have lower system temps. Amazing what a well placed, good quality 120mm fan will do in place of a wimpy 80mm. I keep the 80mm to 120mm fan adapters on hand. Have for years now.
August 27, 2008 12:35:21 AM

+1 to badge for actually working that out correctly instead of just posting a random number.
August 27, 2008 12:44:21 AM

+1 to chookman for being rersponsible for the blue color of our sky. Ha, I've got you mixed up with the color spectrum and the distance the earth is from our light source, the sun. :lol:  Want me to explain why the Mars sky is red? :fou:  :o  Al this and any further explanation may effect our post count positively speaking. :lol: 
August 27, 2008 4:50:57 AM

They are ePeen's
August 29, 2008 11:07:56 PM

Coreone said:
I have a Raidmax Smilodon case that has 4 fans total. One 120mm on the back, one 120mm on the front, and 2 80mm on the side. How should I configure these to get the best possible airflow?


the smilodon has room for a 5th fan... on the mobo side there is a cage for a 80mm fan. what i suggest is that you take the 80mm fan from the side bar and put it over to the hdd side and then get this thermaltake fan.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this fan pushes an amazing amount of air. also... if you are really serious about the airflow. i don't think the rear 120mm fan on the raidmax is sufficient i don't feel any significant or any amount of air coming out the back from that fan. so i'd suggest you change that too if you really want to keep ur system cool. i'd suggest the scythe fan.

btw i have this case. and the fan i suggested to you.
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