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Old 02-04-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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I have three case fans, using only two at the moment. I have one on the side of the case blowing air in and another one on the side next to the cpu fan blowing air out. Should i put the other fan in the back blowing air in or out, and is my setup good?
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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Rule of thumb for fans:

Front and side = intake

Rear and top = exhaust
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
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In my opinion that would just cause a circulatory air flow over a minimal area of your case; right in through one fan and straight out the other. This isn't ideal because it will take longer to circulate all the air in your case if the air-flow isn't covering a maximum area of the case.

I would have the two side fans be intake fans. Then have one powerful exhaust in the back, (which I'm going to assume can fit a much bigger of at least 120mm).
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
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Wait my case only has two 3 pin fan connectors...Is a 120 mm fan 4 pin?
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:14 PM   #5
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Fans are 3 pin of 4 pin. You can also buy adapters so don't worry about your mobo only having 2 connectors.
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Fans are 3 pin of 4 pin. You can also buy adapters so don't worry about your mobo only having 2 connectors.
Yeah, and when you buy fans they often come w/ a splitter to split one of the cables, (either 3-pin or 4-pin whatever is needed), into two so you can continue powering your current hardware along with your new fan.
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