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Case fan help

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March 8, 2012 10:36:24 PM

What do i put on this side? An exhaust fan or an intake???

And did i install this fan correctly? The arrow is pointing to the back of my case.

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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 8, 2012 10:45:03 PM

Yes, that means that fan is pushing the hot air out of the case, good job :-)
As for side fans, they should be pulling cool air into the case, which spot are you putting it in? One opposite Cpu, the the larger grill below it?
a c 190 K Overclocking
March 8, 2012 10:46:13 PM

Oh, and I'm the resident cable management monster,
Tidy those gorram cables up!!!!!
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March 8, 2012 10:46:46 PM

Im putting in on the opposite side of the CPU. the 80mm one
a c 190 K Overclocking
March 8, 2012 11:00:29 PM

Ok, I just wondered, that should help keep things cool
But remember smaller fans generally make more noise, you could mod it so a 120mm goes there if you wanted
March 9, 2012 9:22:09 PM

I've been thinking and reading about air cooling and I noticed the 80mm for the side panel is near the top. Cool air is supposed to be coming from the bottom and then hot air rises to the top and exhausts from the top or rear fans. Sadly I have no front fans (case sucks). Am I okay with leaving the 80mm fan on the top side panel as an intake??

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a c 190 K Overclocking
March 10, 2012 1:04:39 AM

Yes, thats not a problem, if you are up to the challenge you can always modify your case to suit your needs/desires,
basic tools like a dremel/hacksaw and drill are needed, and a little planning is worth its weight in wasted time later
March 10, 2012 1:50:33 AM

Ahhh okay. Thanks for your input. Sadly, I'm not the type to modify and mess with things haha. :p  Anyways I guess I'm done here.
March 10, 2012 1:50:46 AM

Best answer selected by solo2o9.
a c 190 K Overclocking
March 10, 2012 2:42:06 AM

No probs man, glad to help and thank you for B.A.