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Fan modification, need your oppinions!


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ok, well i have the CM 5 as you know in my sig.

 

i am modding my case as airflow is an issue...

 

in easy words,

 

all stock fans are going to go.

 

im flipping the back fan to be intake.

 

front fans will become the exaust.

 

i have 5, 5.25 bays in the front.

 

soon 2 will be occupied, with my optical (CD) drive, and a soon to come Vantec fan controller.

 

i have the option now, to put another exaust fan in the 5.25 bays,

 

my options are:

 

a 120mm high cfm fan

 

a 92mm high cfm vantec tornado fan

 

a 80mm high cfm vantec tornado fan.

 

i only have enough room to fit one of the tornados or one 120 mm fan.

 

i need your oppinions on which i should get.

 

KEEP IN MIND, THE FAN WILL BE USED AS A FRONT EXAUST.

 

Tom

 

EDIT:

also for an idea, the VANTEC TD8038H 80mm 2 Ball Case Cooling Fan - Retail, VANTEC TD9238H 92mm 2 Ball Case Cooling Fan - Retail, and the ASPIRE CF12S 120mm Cooling Fan - Retail were the 3 fans i had in mind to use for this situation im deciding over.

 

EDIT #2:

Or another possible choice is the VANTEC SF12025L 120mm 2 Ball Case Cooling Fan - Retail

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im flipping the back fan to be intake.

 

front fans will become the exaust.

 

Thats usually not a good idea..

 

The back fan will end up pulling hot air in that is being exhausted from the psu..

 

Also to have the fronts as exhaust isnt great either because heat rises and usually the front fans are low in the case..

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...funny you say that (to me)... because my powersupplys fan is on the bottom and barely any air comes out of it.'

 

 

basically, the fan barely spins because the psu runs cool, i take it.

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i was gonna keep my air flow going out the back of my computer, BUT....

 

my desk and my computer... they like trap the hot air so the exaust from my computer ends up insolating the case. :

 

 

EDIT:

my case is a lot more simpler design than this:

ComputerDesk.jpg

 

as you see the computer case is in an enclosed area, and in my case, theirs no place for the hot air to go because their is a wall behind the case, and a clearance of only 2 or 3 inches from back of the case to the wall.

 

umm?

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Sounds good to me......i have similar setup.....120mm fan on rear for intake......120mm fan at front for exhaust.......2 120.. fans on side i intake one exhaust.......120mm fan on top of case........very good air flow to me...and my PSU fan is not ht any way......and hot air goes up i think....so yea.....if psu air is hot make a duct so that is faces upwards.......and also being the exhaust at the front....hard drive heat goes out immediately.....and cold air from behind comes in....

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i was gonna keep my air flow going out the back of my computer, BUT....

 

my desk and my computer... they like trap the hot air so the exaust from my computer ends up insolating the case. :

 

 

EDIT:

my case is a lot more simpler design than this:

ComputerDesk.jpg

 

as you see the computer case is in an enclosed area, and in my case, theirs no place for the hot air to go because their is a wall behind the case, and a clearance of only 2 or 3 inches from back of the case to the wall.

 

umm?

 

 

 

 

I hav a similar desk computer compartment like that I took a saw and cut the back out of it case air flow and temps benefit from this also make sure the desk is out away from the wall mine has 6 inches between back of desk and wall.

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cat, sorry, but as i said before... i dont have really that much room to bring me desk out or move any furniture... if i do that my desk will end up being in the middle of me room :(

 

Tom

 

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