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    I just bought a new fan to put into my window. I'll need to cut the whole, and i was just wondering where to put it. I bought the fan and am going to drill the hole because my case temp goes up when I put the side on. I assume having the fan blow in will help. I could put it over the CPU, over the video card, down at the bottom, or just in the middle. What's the best?
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    I own a Antec case which has a pre cut fan hole in the window, it is located over the graphic card. There is a great difference in temperatures with the fan there, good for if you are oc'ing, and since my ASUS graphic card doesn't have a cooling fan even better. :thumb:

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    Position the top of ya fan level with the AGP slot over the PCI slots.

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    Ok, got the place down, now how do I cut the hole? :shrug:

    And why did I spell hole "whole" in my first post?
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    you could use a hole saw on a really slow speed

    got one?
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    nope, no hole saw.
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    Go to ya local hardware store and buy a good 3"/80mm holesaw (not one of those cheap multi-holesaws) and then attach it to a drill that ya can turn the speed right down on so that ya don't generate heat which will cause the window to start melting. I paided a bit more and bought a bi-metal one myself a couple of years back as not only will it cut plastic and wood but it'll also cut thru steel (great for addin' side fans thru those 1mm steel UNEEC case sides).

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    I didn't even know those existed. I'll have head out and buy one.
    Thanks! What size should I get for a 92mm fan?
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    90mm or 3.5". ;)

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    thanks
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