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Windows 7: Case Fans

22 Nov 2010   #11
brianzion

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

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!
yes but if you fried the cpu just because of noise i think you would be more than swearing


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22 Nov 2010   #12
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

All stock fan positions are fitted with fans, two front mounted 120mm, two push/pull 120mm for H50 exhausting out the top 120mm position, second 200mm top mounted fan exhausting, one 120mm rear fan exhausting, two 50mm rear fans exhausting, 230mm side intake fan, PSU, GPU. I think if you have an opening in your case for a fan then place a quality fan there. My system is stable, quiet and cool. I removed a Antec spot cooler as it no longer is needed and will go into another build. All fans are operating wide open and don't have a sound meter to test but is very quiet to my audiophile ears.
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22 Nov 2010   #13
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'm with linnemeyerhere. I have 2x200mm front intake (soon to be 4), bottom 140mm intake, side 200mm intake, top 200mm exhaust and 120mm Ultra Kaze 3000 rear exhaust. The only fan that really makes a noise is the Ultra but if I turn it down a little I can barely hear the fans at all.

It's not about needing that many fans to keep things cool, for me it's about getting the lowest temps I can get (I see liquid cooling on the horizon)
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22 Nov 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
It's not about needing that many fans to keep things cool, for me it's about getting the lowest temps I can get (I see liquid cooling on the horizon)
In all fairness though, while lower temps are desirable...at a certain point it's somewhat meaningless to get even lower. It's not like your hardware will be faster or last X number of years longer for every 5 degree Celcius drop in temperature. As long as you are within the thermal spec and are stable...what difference does it make if you idle at 37, 34, 31, or 28 degrees?
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22 Nov 2010   #15
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
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
only two at the front, six more at the back - i've just had to get behind it and have a look - it needs a clean!
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22 Nov 2010   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
It's not about needing that many fans to keep things cool, for me it's about getting the lowest temps I can get (I see liquid cooling on the horizon)
In all fairness though, while lower temps are desirable...at a certain point it's somewhat meaningless to get even lower. It's not like your hardware will be faster or last X number of years longer for every 5 degree Celcius drop in temperature. As long as you are within the thermal spec and are stable...what difference does it make if you idle at 37, 34, 31, or 28 degrees?
Bragging rights.

~Lordbob
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22 Nov 2010   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My though is any opening without a fan is an opening which dust will enter. All intakes are filtered and all the others are exhaust. I'm in a carpeted area and it seems to be helping but as I've said before: "Your mileage my vary"
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22 Nov 2010   #18
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Bragging rights.

~Lordbob
^This...plus I feel safer OCing
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