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Should I run my case fans on high all the time?

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January 9, 2012 12:07:34 PM

I just built a system using this case. i7 2600k, 8gb ram, GTX 560 TI.

The case comes with "Hot air out" and "Cold air in" fan throttles. Should I be running these throttles on high 24/7? Or medium all the time, and only high when I am gaming? Will I burn the fans out?
January 9, 2012 12:16:36 PM

i only run my fans as quick as needed so that my parts dont overheat and i dont have to adjust them
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January 9, 2012 12:16:49 PM

Check the temps of your CPU/GPU and decide what level you need to run your fans at, I would guess that if you have good air flow through your case you won't need to run on high the majority of the time.

http://www.techpowerup.com/realtemp/ is a good utility for watching your CPU temps

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/ is good for your GPU

Run some stress tests and watch your temps to decide.
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January 9, 2012 12:20:04 PM

use automatic fan control unless you are overclocking then you need to find the balance between heat and performance. Allways set your case fans to max, cheap to replace if they burn out and all temp will come down if you can get the inside of the case cooler
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January 9, 2012 1:04:27 PM

morne said:
use automatic fan control unless you are overclocking then you need to find the balance between heat and performance. Allways set your case fans to max, cheap to replace if they burn out and all temp will come down if you can get the inside of the case cooler


True setting it to max can never hurt, but if you concerned with noise its nice to ramp down the fan speeds when not needed.

I turn my case fans down when watching a movie to keep the noise down.
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January 9, 2012 1:06:47 PM

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