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Windows 7: Case Cooling

24 Nov 2010   #21
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I have my top fan on my new build blowing into the case. This is in front of my CPU cooler which blows out to the rear exhaust fan. The only other fan I have right now is the front, which cools the hard drives, so the air is warm from it is warmed before reaching the CPU. I figured I needed a source of fresh cool air for input into the CPU cooler fan.

I may try it as input from the bottom of the case (less noise as I can seal the top of the case with a soundproof plug.

So I think it all depends. There isn't a formula - it depends on your case geometry and the other fan placements.


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24 Nov 2010   #22
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
I figured I needed a source of fresh cool air for input into the CPU cooler fan.
You may consider a side case fan (blowing air in close to the CPU cooler) not necessarily with LEDs but something like This
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24 Nov 2010   #23
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara View Post
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I figured I needed a source of fresh cool air for input into the CPU cooler fan.
You may consider a side case fan (blowing air in close to the CPU cooler) not necessarily with LEDs but something like This
I have a covered side vent on my case. It is not located well for this however. It is located below and a little behind my CPU. I think my best other alternative is from below, though there are some stiff power supply cables down there coming from the supply that may be in the way. UPDATE: I moved the fan to the bottom - works just as well (high 60s under full load), is quieter and there is a filter there too.

Sorry, don't mean to hijack this. Will shut up
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20 Dec 2010   #24
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Can someone give me some recommendations on an after market heat sink fan ? I want to do some overclocking on my system. Does water cooling work better than fan's?
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20 Dec 2010   #25
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Water cooling allows you to cool more effectively, as liquid transfers heat 10x (or something like that) faster than air does. If you want to go water cooling, someone else will have to help, as I don't use it. Zalman fans are great, as are ThermalTake, Scythe, and Noctua. I have used all of them, but currently use a Zalman, as I get low temperatures, it is low profile, and looks awesome.
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20 Dec 2010   #26
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

So the Zalman works better than the Noctua? Which particular Zalman fan do you use?

Props Liquidsnak
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21 Dec 2010   #27
Ageeb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lots of good advice in here...

One point that get's overlooked sometimes, is when deciding on new fans, and/or placement is case pressures. If you have more CFM exhausting, as opposed to intaking, your case will be under negative pressure and pull air in from any place it can. What that can do is bypass your fan filters (especially if you have unused fan slots/vents) and leave you with a dusty/dirty system sooner than you'd expect.
In short, try to have a positive case pressure using combinations of CFM, placement/direction and rpm (fan controllers are nice!)

Good Luck!
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21 Dec 2010   #28
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

When you look to air cool, look for coolers that use two fans if space will allow and orient the fans to exhaust towards the rear case fan of even better a top exhaust fan.
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21 Dec 2010   #29
rjmach

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Can someone give me some recommendations on an after market heat sink fan ? I want to do some overclocking on my system. Does water cooling work better than fan's?
CoolIT Systems Vantage Advanced Liquid Cooling (A.L.C.) System Products Model: COOLIT-VANTAGE [COOLIT-VANTAGE] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

This is what i use.
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21 Dec 2010   #30
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rjmach View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Can someone give me some recommendations on an after market heat sink fan ? I want to do some overclocking on my system. Does water cooling work better than fan's?
CoolIT Systems Vantage Advanced Liquid Cooling (A.L.C.) System Products Model: COOLIT-VANTAGE [COOLIT-VANTAGE] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

This is what i use.
Hi rjmach,

Thanks for the info. Do you have your system OC'ed, if so how much?
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