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November 2, 2011 1:34:17 PM

just built a new gaming computer, wondering how i should arrange the fans to keep everything very cool. i have 2x200mm fans and 3x 140mm fans. just not sure how i should set them up. thanks for any help:) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that is the case i have^ not really sure how to explain where i am able to put fans so if you look at the case that might help. thanks again!
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November 3, 2011 11:02:35 AM

Front and side are generally intake. Roof and rear are generally exhaust.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 3, 2011 11:43:09 AM

APerry is right. Set up the fans so that air flows from front to back and from bottom to top.
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November 3, 2011 1:16:14 PM

AdrianPerry said:
Front and side are generally intake. Roof and rear are generally exhaust.


lol thank you AdrianPerry, youve helped me a few times now!
i had one front intake fan, two side exhaust fans, one top intake fan, and one rear exhaust fan. and my cpu temps for an i5 2500k were at 28-33 celcius when i only had IE9 opeb with like 4 tabs, and steam downloading a game in the background. isnt that a little high? i just figured that since my 200mm side fan sits right above my cpu that it should pull the air from cpu not blowair on it. lol but im no expert on the matter, so i'll hurry and change that. hopefully it drops my temps some!
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November 4, 2011 4:55:17 PM

corymorrison said:
lol thank you AdrianPerry, youve helped me a few times now!
i had one front intake fan, two side exhaust fans, one top intake fan, and one rear exhaust fan. and my cpu temps for an i5 2500k were at 28-33 celcius when i only had IE9 opeb with like 4 tabs, and steam downloading a game in the background. isnt that a little high? i just figured that since my 200mm side fan sits right above my cpu that it should pull the air from cpu not blowair on it. lol but im no expert on the matter, so i'll hurry and change that. hopefully it drops my temps some!


What kind of case are you using? Most generally have a 120mm fan mounted on the side as opposed to a 200mm fan.

I have two cases - one is a Cooler Master HAF 912. I'm using a Hyper 212+ with two fans on it, I have one 120mm fan on the rear, one 140mm fan in the front, one 200mm fan on the top, and right now the system temps at idle are 19'C CPU and 35'C system. The other is a Corsair with Thermalright Silver Arrow (2 x heatsinks +2 x 140mm fans), 1 120mm fan, and 2 200mm fans, and the CPU temps are around 25'C and 30'C when idle, and about 40'C and 65'C when in full use.
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November 4, 2011 5:55:42 PM

g-unit1111 said:
What kind of case are you using? Most generally have a 120mm fan mounted on the side as opposed to a 200mm fan.

I have two cases - one is a Cooler Master HAF 912. I'm using a Hyper 212+ with two fans on it, I have one 120mm fan on the rear, one 140mm fan in the front, one 200mm fan on the top, and right now the system temps at idle are 19'C CPU and 35'C system. The other is a Corsair with Thermalright Silver Arrow (2 x heatsinks +2 x 140mm fans), 1 120mm fan, and 2 200mm fans, and the CPU temps are around 25'C and 30'C when idle, and about 40'C and 65'C when in full use.


im using a nzxt phantom. my friend sold it to me for $40. right now i have 1 front 140mm intake, 1 200mm side intake fan, 1 rear 140mm exhaust, and a top 200mm exhaust.
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November 4, 2011 5:58:44 PM

also, i just started using a program called core temp, and its saying my cpu is at 46 celcius while idle...
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