AIR flow

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i want to improve my air flow on my case, i am getting some rounded cabled for my hdd and stuff but other than that is there a way to imporve apon this with about $50 canadian??
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    here is a pic
     
  3. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well it looks like you have a pretty good setup there. I would recomend a top exaust fan, (go large and quiet, 120mm or so) and maybe a side fan to help with the video card cooling and fresh air to the cpu.
     
  4. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Here is a pic. This is the modification I am doing this weekend.
     
  5. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    800mm PSU fan, uh? :p
     
  6. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Oooops, typo. I just threw the pic together, that is supposed to say 80mm fan. Hummm.....I wonder what an 800mm fan would look like? But it would have killer air flow!

     
  7. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok thakns i never thought of it, LOL

    i do have a side case fan on my tower it is the grey circle on the cpu. but yea i am goung to look for a 120mm quiet fan LOL quiet being the main idea LOL
     
  8. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    First thing to look at is how much area the vent holes in your front cover provide. A lot of older or cheaper cases have 3-4 fans and no damn holes in the front to let air in. Exhaust fans will do you no good if they start pulling a vacuum because of inadequate venitlaiton openings in the front.

    Best case mod for under $0.50 canadian. Take a file or dremel tool and open up the holes in the front of your case so the open area is 50% bigger than the open area of your intake fan.

    Option 2 (not as good because it messes up the way the airflow diagrams in the above posts show works best) pop open any unused drive bay covers and if that drops temps cut slots or drill lotsa holes in the covers and put them back on. Note I have had no luck using the drive bay fans that blow air in fromt he front. I think they just end up blowing hot exhaust air off the HD's onto the cpu.

    Manufacturers avoid the needed front air holes because it lets out the noise most users complain about. The cases are getting better though. Manufacturers are opening up much more front vent area and using serpentine arrangements to trap sound while letting air through.
     
  9. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    drill two 128 mm fan holes in the side of your case and one blowing out. on the window one blowing on the CPU, the other on the PCI and AGP cards. you will notice a difference.
     
  10. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    what do you mean by that?
    i have to 80mm fans on the side of my case
    both blowing into the case
    one on the cpu
    and one over the pci and agp
    is that good?
    or r you saying to have it one blowing on the cpu and one blowing out of the case over the pci or agp
     
  11. LeeJend

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    I think he meant what you have now with the 2 intake plus an exhaust hole. Ehaust in the top of case would be the best. Or just leave the top drive bay empty and pop off the cover as an exhaust vent.