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Windows 7: Case Fans


22 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 
Case Fans

I am looking at getting a new case and have found a couple I like. One has alot of fans. There are two front, one side, one rear and two top fans, all 120 mm. This is the most I have seen on a case and am leaning toward it except it is a dull black color. I found another that is blue on the outside and has the same fans as above except no top fans. == I was just curious how many fans most of you have and if you have top fans. Thanks,
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22 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I use a large ATX case- Cooler Master ATCS 840:



I chose this because it is easy to work on due to the size and the fact that the mobo tray slides out.
As you can see from the vid it comes with 3 230mm fans and a 120mm fan.
In addition to this I have added 6 optional 120mm fans- three intakes on the HDD cage and one at the back drawing air off the GPU.

With regard to fans I am using Akasa Apache, Noctua and Sharkoon Silent Eagle fans. All these are virtually silent in operation and the Sharkoons in particular shift a lot of air.
It is worth buying good fans as they cost about the same as crap ones.

The number of fans you need depends on whether your case operates on negative or positive air pressure and also what you are putting in it.
If you are overclocking you may need extra fans depending on the design of your case.
You might also consider one of the self contained water cooling units such as the Corsair H50.
At a push I would say the Sharkoon fans are the best.

hope this helps, John
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22 Nov 2010   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

two fans here in my not-very-expensive-but-does-the-job-nicely-especially-as-it-sits-under-my-desk-and-noone-sees-it-anyway antec three hundred case



one 120mm rear fan and one 140mm top fan. psu is at the bottom, which i think is good for bottom-heavy stability. lots of spaces for extra fans, including the side cut-out, but i really don't see the need.

i don't like fan noise, so they are both set at low speed, but they still do a great venting job even during marathon gaming sessions on my 33% overclocked cpu.

so in conclusion, i think top fans are good! heat does rise after all.
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22 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I run an Antec P182 case and it came with exactly 3 x 120mm fans. One at the bottom with the PSU and the hard drive. 1 at the top and 1 in the top back. I have no problems at all, in fact I even overclock a bit (Q9550 from 2.8Ghz to 3.2Ghz) and I use the stock Intel heat/sink fan.

In my opinion, my case has plenty of airflow with these 3 fans a I have no reason at all for any more fans. I keep all 3 fans at the absolutely lowest fan setting possible as I hate noisy cases.
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22 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

i hate fans...the less the better!


I just got a new case with only 2 fans and one of them already is buzzing. F*#@&*g FANS!
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22 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lunarpancake View Post
i hate fans...the less the better!


I just got a new case with only 2 fans and one of them already is buzzing. F*#@&*g FANS!
Lol.
Fans are your friend. I recommend you buy some higher quality ones.

I have 3 230mm fans and one 140mm in my case. They are DEAD SILENT, and a ton of air.

~Lordbob
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22 Nov 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm currently running only 10 fans down from eleven. I'm summing up all fans CPU, GPU, PSU and case. I'm running all Noctura's 120mm except a 200mm and 230mm and two 50mm fans that start up like squirrel wheel and then once they warm a little they quiet down.
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22 Nov 2010   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

there's got to something wrong somewhere if you need 10 fans to keep your pc cool.

surely?
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22 Nov 2010   #9

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
two fans here in my not-very-expensive-but-does-the-job-nicely-especially-as-it-sits-under-my-desk-and-noone-sees-it-anyway antec three hundred case



one 120mm rear fan and one 140mm top fan. psu is at the bottom, which i think is good for bottom-heavy stability. lots of spaces for extra fans, including the side cut-out, but i really don't see the need.

i don't like fan noise, so they are both set at low speed, but they still do a great venting job even during marathon gaming sessions on my 33% overclocked cpu.

so in conclusion, i think top fans are good! heat does rise after all.
thats a nice looking case look nice in my office not very good for usb only 2? so that's 2 expansion slots taken up with pci usb to give at least 12 more usb
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22 Nov 2010   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
there's got to something wrong somewhere if you need 10 fans to keep your pc cool.

surely?
10 fans? what air is that box pulling in and blowing out?
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