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Windows 7: What is the total number of fans in your rig.

05 May 2012   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Case. Stock CM HAF 932
2-230mm in one side, front.
1-230mm out top.
1-140mm rear out.

2 on CPU-120mm ScytheKaze-Jyuni PWM fans on a Scythe "Mugen-2 Rev.B" cooler. Push/pull.
3 fan PWM harness. Third fan will fit cooler but unneeded so it is a spare.


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05 May 2012   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

x1 200mm Intake
x3 120mm Exhaust
x1 120mm for HDs (This one is set to a slow speed, it just pushes a little air into the HD cage between the drives))
x1 120mm pushing air towards GPU and Chipset. (this one stays off untill Im gaming)

So 6 excluding the 120mm CPU fan/HS
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05 May 2012   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
...I've added very tight mesh filter material for all intakes this works well for dust...
Good idea. I have 3 grills on the side panel of my case, and they are clearly drawing air in as they are covered in dust. Should also help to keep the inside of my case cleaner. This won't prevent the mesh openings from being covered in dust, but it should prevent that dust from being drawn into my case.

I think I might have found a use for an old pair of tights (not mine, I hasten to add).

Alternatively, I might have a look to see if I can get any vacuum cleaner filters that might do the job.
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05 May 2012   #14
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Tights? Do you mean like stretching panty Hose over the inside of the grills to use as a dust filter?

I have done that before and it works very well. Keeps alot out of the inside of the case, and cheap to do.
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05 May 2012   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Exactly.
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05 May 2012   #16
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another option to using old nylons is used dryer sheets.
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05 May 2012   #17
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I like it.....used nylons.....not just for robbing banks anymore! My filters get a weekly vacuum and they do seem to help. I did speed control the replacement 50mm's as under a full 12v they sounded like little jet engines in flight....not good.
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05 May 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I have 4:

Intake 500 rpm blowing over hard drives.

Exhaust 800 rpm

CPU cooler, normally running about 1200 rpm

PSU fan, but it doesn't begin to rotate unless temps get above a certain level---that has never happened, so it has never spun at all.

I can't hear any noise at all from my system. I used to hear a bit of "whooshing" from the front intake, but that went away when I went to a 500 rpm fan rather than 800 rpm.

I'd much rather have 40 degree temps and silence than 35 with some noise.
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05 May 2012   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm building a new box to be a replacement to my home file server. I'm planning on 1 x 120mm case fan. That's it. I can almost hear you guys cringe :)
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05 May 2012   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

4 case fans:
2x140mm front
1x140mm top exhaust
1x120mm rear exhaust

The three 140mm are on a fan controller, bet even on full tilt they aren't 'noisy', just audible.

+Psu, 2 GPU, 2 CPU

9 total fans.


Previous case (Haf 932)

12 case fans.

2x120mm Front intake
4x120 Side intake
3x120mm Top exhaust
1x120mm Rear exhaust
1x120mm 'behind the hard drive cage'
1x120mm on the bottom intake/exhaust (it made no difference tbh)

Looking back now, case fan 'overkill' was a hobby unto itself. Unnecessary to have so many fans, but it was fun nevertheless.

Between swapping cases and going from 12 case fans to four - the only real 'temp increase' I've noticed has been the motherboard 'ambient' temp. Every other component is virtually the same. Maybe a few degrees hotter here and there.
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