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June 20, 2010 6:40:30 PM

Hey guys, I am using an old case at the moment. It has slots for 1 140mm fan at the front, one 80mm on the side and one 80mm on the back. Thing it my motherboard has only 1 slot for a fan.

I wanted to ask how would be most efficient to use that 1 slot. Only one side intake/exhaust ,only one back intake/exhaust or only one front intake/exhaust (which sits right in front of hard disks)

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June 20, 2010 10:14:55 PM

Thanks for the info, I thought as much.

At the moment I only have a 80mm on me and I did some tests.

I tried the (only case) fan on the side as an intake and my case seemed to get pretty hot,
both GPU and hard disks were around 10 degrees Celsius more. I am trying it as an exhaust on the side now.

Having only one 80mm what would you suggest is optimal of the four options :
side intake , side exhaust, back intake or back exhaust ?
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June 20, 2010 10:31:31 PM

shotgunwinner said:
Thanks for the info, I thought as much.

At the moment I only have a 80mm on me and I did some tests.

I tried the (only case) fan on the side as an intake and my case seemed to get pretty hot,
both GPU and hard disks were around 10 degrees Celsius more. I am trying it as an exhaust on the side now.

Having only one 80mm what would you suggest is optimal of the four options :
side intake , side exhaust, back intake or back exhaust ?


Back exhaust - side exhaust messes up the airflow inside the case.
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June 20, 2010 10:52:03 PM

as chris stated, you want it running as an exhaust in the back of the case. side fans are more of a luxury.
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June 20, 2010 11:10:15 PM

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