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    Fan question

    Iam thinking of placeing a fan on the top of my case inbetween the psu and the cdroms. My question is which way should i place the fan, either intake or blowing air out.
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    Re: Fan question

    Originally posted by fire
    Iam thinking of placeing a fan on the top of my case inbetween the psu and the cdroms. My question is which way should i place the fan, either intake or blowing air out.
    Blowing air out which way?
    In standard tower cases lately I've been isolating the top and bottom of the case. I leave out one 5 1/4" drive cover so the psu gets cooler outside air straight through. In the bottom I use an intake fan low in front and cut out the exhaust fan grille behind the cpu as an exit.
    I look for airflow through the case, not a lot of noisy fans recirculating warm air.

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    RE: DanceMan

    In standard tower cases lately I've been isolating the top and bottom of the case. I leave out one 5 1/4" drive cover so the psu gets cooler outside air straight through.

    You've mentioned this design several times in other posts. Is it possible for you to post a picture of this? You also mentioned ducting from the open 5 1/4 drive area. Is it possible to see a picture of that too? What your doing makes a lot of sense, but I would like to see it too. I totally agree that breathing is the key.... and blowing hot air around with a lot of noisy fans really isn't accomplishing what we want to do. Thanks in advance.

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    Both computers I've set up that way are my daughter's and son's -- and are at their mother's.

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    Id put it blowing air out as heat rises so it would be affecttive blowing out the hot air
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    Dito that. Have it blow out. The only times I'd have it blow in is if you have good exhaust fans in the back already, but lack good intake fans.
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