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Post by Akashio » Mon May 19, 2003 10:57 pm

should it be faced so that it blows air IN or OUT?

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Post by klinky » Mon May 19, 2003 11:02 pm

Which every one cools the most. Monitor temps with it either way over 2days(1 with it sucking air in, the other out). Then use which ever method works best. I would probably say blowing it out is better as side fans usually are above/near the cpu/heatsink.



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Post by Akashio » Mon May 19, 2003 11:48 pm

gotcha. I read your reply and then tried to install it in the window. However, the screws in the box the fan came in don't seem to help set it in place. Is there something I'm missing?

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Post by jbone » Tue May 20, 2003 6:55 am

ALWAYS make the one(s) in front of the case take air in, and the ones in back of the case blow air out. That way, there's a set air flow path.
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Post by DreamsofaCobra » Tue May 20, 2003 2:44 pm

Akashio wrote:should it be faced so that it blows air IN or OUT?
:shock: when I read the topic, I though you just liked the OS a whole lot...
My case came with two side fans blowing out, with pleanty of vents to bring air in, dunno if it is the best config, but it pretty much works.

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Post by klinky » Tue May 20, 2003 5:58 pm

jbone wrote:ALWAYS make the one(s) in front of the case take air in, and the ones in back of the case blow air out. That way, there's a set air flow path.

But the paradox comes when you have a fan on the SIDE. Of the case you silly bucket of bones.



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Post by klinky » Tue May 20, 2003 6:00 pm

mmm I love how I murdered puncuation right there :-*

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Post by Akashio » Tue May 20, 2003 8:43 pm

Akashio wrote:gotcha. I read your reply and then tried to install it in the window. However, the screws in the box the fan came in don't seem to help set it in place. Is there something I'm missing?
Ok. So now my question is about installing. Any help?

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Post by EarthCurrent » Tue May 20, 2003 9:33 pm

Akashio wrote:Ok. So now my question is about installing. Any help?
Duct tape always makes for a sound recommendation.

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Post by Akashio » Tue May 20, 2003 9:51 pm

earthcurrent wrote:
Akashio wrote:Ok. So now my question is about installing. Any help?
Duct tape always makes for a sound recommendation.
Duct tape on a clear window? yuck

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Post by dwchang » Wed May 21, 2003 5:49 pm

jbone wrote:ALWAYS make the one(s) in front of the case take air in, and the ones in back of the case blow air out. That way, there's a set air flow path.
Jbone is correct. You need a good path of air flow. The standard seems to be two in the back blowing out and and one in the front blowing in. If you are worried about cooling either A) get great heatsinks or B) add more fans.
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