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January 21, 2011 4:32:07 AM

So, just building my first come less than a month ago, decided it was time to add more fans. I bought a second fan for mt Hyper 212+, and a side 200mm fan for my HAF 922 case. I didn't recieve clips to attach the HSF to my HS, how should I do this? Also, should my side panel fan be intake or exhaust? I currently have 1x intake(bottom front) and 2x exhaust top, back. I know this is a newb question, but thus far you guys have been very good to me, whilst not bashing me.

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a b K Overclocking
January 21, 2011 4:39:41 AM

attach the fans with whatever the other fans where attached with...if there were any there before...look through your case box to see if you can find any clips or screws to attach the fans...and the side fan should be an intake fan...
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a b K Overclocking
January 21, 2011 3:12:10 PM

The CM 212+ should have included an extra set of clips for a second fan.
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a c 183 K Overclocking
January 22, 2011 12:01:06 AM

^+1 My 212+ came with a second set of fan clips.
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a b K Overclocking
January 22, 2011 7:40:22 PM

Put the 200mm side fan to intake.Thats usally the reccomended airflow setup.

You should have enough room with the Hyper212 but those 200mm will take up an 1" or more in depth.Almost sitting it right on top of it.
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January 23, 2011 2:59:55 AM

Thanks guys, I'm stupid and was picturing a different kind of clip in my mind, found them with the excess supplies. Ended up getting both installed, along with a quick cleaning of all the other fans. The side intake had some clearance issues with the GPU's power cables, but some new ziptying and that was solved. Reset my bios to stock to check the temps, was running a frosty 25C, and 39C under HyperPI. Redid my OC's and got it to 3.7 with stock voltage, still running 25-27C. I doubt I'll take it any higher than that.
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a b K Overclocking
January 23, 2011 3:24:45 AM

Nice! lol..you might even get it higher with a small voltage bump...nice temps btw...
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