Case Fans: Even Intake and Exhaust

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding and Gallery' started by LoneStar, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    I dont get how it can intake air from the side, its just a crappy fan and a piece of metal with some fins on, nothing to direct air sidewards.
     
  2. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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  3. LoneStar

    LoneStar Geek Trainee

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    I'm confused......
     
  4. izzy007

    izzy007 Big Geek

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    wat do u mean. he is trying to say that u can place a fan on the side panel of ur computer case.

    like the fan on the side panel in this pic
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  5. Karanislove

    Karanislove It's D Grav80 Of Luv

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    [link=http://faq.arstechnica.com/?i=166]System Fans[/link]

    This is covering nearly all the things related to fans I think......Have a look!
     
  6. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    Izzy, i have a side fan on my side panel, its sucking out thoe, and my side panel is almost the same as that.
     
  7. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Exhaust is ~5x more efficient than intake. That said, intake fans are good to direct air, such as across your HDD.
     
  8. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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    Yea, or directly into your HS fan. When the air has gone through the heatsink it is then exhausted by the fan on the back and PSU.
     
  9. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    On my case the fan on the side would be blowing more onto the ram, but these fans are really weak now, infact 2 led's on each fan have stopped working :s and they dont suck up much air, i have some better ones, but there too loud and my mobo cant adjust fan speeds like my old mobo, this mobo is crap compared to my old one, its a shame my old one was faulty :(
     
  10. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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    Hmmm, you could get a fan controller. I happen to have a spare.
     
  11. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    what kind of fan controler is it? who makes it?
     
  12. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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    Vantec Nexus. I used it for a while and I really liked it. The only drawbacks are the fact that it cannot turn fans all the way off and it goes in a 5.25" drive bay. That is why i switched to a 3.5" that will turn off fans. If you don't have a problem with either of those then it is great. It is silver. Here is a link to it's page on the Vantec website.
     
  13. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    Nah no good if it dont turn fans off :(
     
  14. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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    Hmm, oh well. Then get the other Nexus that does. It goes in a 3.5" bay and comes with 2 blue cathodes.
     
  15. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    The temp control that Matt555 had seems good, cant remember what it was called, the gatwatch or somthing.
     
  16. max12590

    max12590 Masterful Geek

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    Yea, Gatewatch, it is a multi-function though. That is fine but it takes 2 drive bays and cost more than a simple fan controller.
     
  17. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    Hmm, if i got one, i would take one of my dvd drivers out and either mount on the top of the case, or inside somewere.
     

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