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Coolermaster 212 + R4-C2R-20AC-GP Case Fan

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March 1, 2010 4:02:06 AM

Hey all,

I'm just bought a Cooler Master 212 cooler and a R4-C2R-20AC-GP 120mm fan. I was just wondering, would one benefit more by putting the 120mm fan in the case, or on the other side of the cooler? My case doesn't have a particularly good fan, so I was just reaching out to the community for some insight. Thanks everyone!

Coheed
a b K Overclocking
March 1, 2010 1:31:43 PM

A fan must be attached to the cpu heatsink.

Any chance you mean you purchased a second fan and wanted to know whether to install it as a second fan on the heatsink?
March 1, 2010 10:36:14 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
A fan must be attached to the cpu heatsink.

Any chance you mean you purchased a second fan and wanted to know whether to install it as a second fan on the heatsink?



That's what I was getting at, yes.
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a b K Overclocking
March 2, 2010 12:00:11 AM

You can attache a second fan to act as an exhaust fan for a push/pull effect. However, do not expect miracles. You'll only get a slight drop in cpu temperature - maybe 2C at best. Both fans should be the same brand and model.
March 2, 2010 12:21:22 AM

I think you're missing the point of my question. I'm asking: I've just bought the new 212 (which comes with a fan) and another fan identical to the one that comes with the cooler. Would I see more a of a benefit using it on the other side of the cooler, or replacing my current case fan?

Coheed
a b K Overclocking
March 2, 2010 4:25:53 AM

AH! You are asking about replacing the case fan on the rear panel of the case. What is the brand and model of your pc case?
a b K Overclocking
March 2, 2010 5:16:12 AM

OK!

Replace the fan on the rear panel with the second fan that matches the cpu heatsink fan.

Install the old case fan in the bottom front of the case. You'll probably have to remove the front bezel in order to secure the fan with screws.

That will give you bottom/front to top/rear airflow and improved cooling. It is the classic configuration.
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