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Old 08-25-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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I'd like to get some fans for my case, I don't want to do water cooling because I don't have that kind of money right now, but I just want to protect my investment. I'd like to get a PCI slot fan and another fan for the back of my case. Which ones do you guys recommend for reliability, life, and cooling?
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
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I have these fans. If you want something that works well, but is cheap, take a look at them:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150007
I actually ordered 10 because of the bulk discounts. Nothing special, but they're cheap.

This PCI slot cooler looks nice if you don't mind LEDs:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835888112
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:24 PM   #3
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I was looking for system blower not really something that just moves air around. The case fans are pretty basic, there isn't anything better?
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What do you mean? I mean all fans do the same thing...

These push a lot more air, but they're a lot more:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999613
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:25 PM   #5
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What do you mean? I mean all fans do the same thing...

These push a lot more air, but they're a lot more:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999613
I know all fans do the same thing but theres got to be some that are more powerful than others. This is what I'm looking for. I'm willing to go the distance but not as far as water cooling. What about PCI slot blowers?

Edit-also how do I get a 120mm fan in an 80mm spot?
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:19 PM   #6
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To get the 120mm fan in the 80mm spot can can mod the hole to make it bigger, and thats pretty much it. Why don't you just get a 80mm fan?
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:19 PM   #7
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Yeah, those are the Vantec Tornado fans. They're super loud, but they move a ton of air.

Anyway, you can get adapters to use larger fans in smaller spaces. Something like this:
http://www.case-mod.com/80120mm-fan-...ue-p-1025.html
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:31 PM   #8
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I see how that works, hmm thats a good idea.
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I recommend you get a fan controller for the Vantec if that's what you go with. I had two on a CPU before, and I had to return them because it was driving me insane.
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Whats a fan controller? Isn't that a program or something?
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