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June 16, 2010 8:46:59 PM

Hi, i was wondering if the air flow setup in the attached drawing is correct. I don't have a pic and i'm at work, so i drew the setup. Are fan1 and fan2 too close to each other? My concern is that fan 2 is too close to fan 1 and is causing the air to "bounce back" into the case instead of blowing directly out of the case. I don't know the science behind it, so i'd like to solicit some feedback. Thank you!



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a c 183 K Overclocking
June 16, 2010 8:50:00 PM

Yes that will work too bad you don't have a top exhaust spot!
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June 16, 2010 8:52:31 PM

Yeah, it was my bad. I didn't do enough research before buying all the components. I would love a top case fan.
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a c 100 K Overclocking
June 16, 2010 10:30:59 PM

Looks fine although that heat sink L shape is pretty odd. I'd like to see a pick of the actual PC insides. Also, the PSU will act like a weak "top fan". And as for the fan 1 and 2 being close, doesn't matter they're both blowing the same way so it'll just shoot that hot air out faster. Fan 3 should be directly on the heatsinks for max effect but apparently that's not possible.
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June 17, 2010 1:49:04 AM

It's a Scythe Kama Angle B. Yeah, it's a little odd, but it works pretty good. It keeps my 3.8 GHz AMD II 955 at 60 degrees while running Prime95. I've tried 3 other coolers and they couldn't keep the temp under 65 degrees.

I know there are better heat sinks out there, but this one was easy to install (i didn't want to take off the mobo), quiet (very important), and reasonably priced (around $40 incl. shipping).

I don't have a pic of it, but I attached one that i found on the internet. I'm scared to attach the real pic because my cable management is lacking :( 

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a c 100 K Overclocking
June 17, 2010 5:11:47 AM

Pretty cool looking. I wonder if you can flip it around the other way and attach 2 fans directly onto it, one would be over the ram the other over that passive cooler. Guess it depends if it's tall enough but that would help, having the 2 fans. Anyway if it works like that, great.
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