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Thread: Side case fan better for exhaust or Intake?




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    Hello All,

    I have (like alot of you) an 80mm side fan in my case. Currently its on exhaust, but I was wondering if its better to have the side fan pull in air instead of kick it out.

    The only reason I'm debating this is because I have a Videocard Cooler (twin 80mm) blowing down on my Radeon, very close to the side fan (which is pulling air out of the case, creating turbulent airflow ) which makes me wonder if I could be more efficient with the setup.

    Currently my core avgs 52'C, my mobo avgs 35'C in idle (With my fan controllers down to minimum- 4000 rpm). And nothing is overclocked (yet :devil win ).

    Just wanted a general concensus.

    P.S.= Is it safe to use arctic alumina adhesive to secure a heatsink fan to the Northbridge on the motherboard? I dont plan on taking it off (obviously :laugh: )

    Thanx in advance!

    :cheers:
    Athlon XP 2700 (2.2GHz)
    420 w PSU
    ASUS A7V8X-X
    1024 mb Kingston PC 2700 333 fsb
    Radeon 9800 128 mb (w Antec Iceberq and Tweakmaster ramsinks OC +28% at 420/621)
    Pioneer DVD-Rom (Slot)
    Raidmax Case with Bubble Light
    Maxtor 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 60 gb HD
    2x Coolmaster Cooldrive 3 (with led)
    6x Antec 80 mm blue led fans (4 intake, 2 exhaust)
    PCI slot exhaust (directly over Radeon)
    4x Blue Cathodes
    And a Magnovox 27" Television (Yes a freakin' TV!!!!!!)

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    Like amd_man2003 said, you'd be better off making it an intake fan.

    :cheers:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Thanx!
    :cheers:
    Athlon XP 2700 (2.2GHz)
    420 w PSU
    ASUS A7V8X-X
    1024 mb Kingston PC 2700 333 fsb
    Radeon 9800 128 mb (w Antec Iceberq and Tweakmaster ramsinks OC +28% at 420/621)
    Pioneer DVD-Rom (Slot)
    Raidmax Case with Bubble Light
    Maxtor 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 60 gb HD
    2x Coolmaster Cooldrive 3 (with led)
    6x Antec 80 mm blue led fans (4 intake, 2 exhaust)
    PCI slot exhaust (directly over Radeon)
    4x Blue Cathodes
    And a Magnovox 27" Television (Yes a freakin' TV!!!!!!)

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    Holy $#!%, five minutes after I switched the fan to intake the core dropped from 55'C to 45'C.:D

    Thanx!
    Athlon XP 2700 (2.2GHz)
    420 w PSU
    ASUS A7V8X-X
    1024 mb Kingston PC 2700 333 fsb
    Radeon 9800 128 mb (w Antec Iceberq and Tweakmaster ramsinks OC +28% at 420/621)
    Pioneer DVD-Rom (Slot)
    Raidmax Case with Bubble Light
    Maxtor 80 gb HD
    Maxtor 60 gb HD
    2x Coolmaster Cooldrive 3 (with led)
    6x Antec 80 mm blue led fans (4 intake, 2 exhaust)
    PCI slot exhaust (directly over Radeon)
    4x Blue Cathodes
    And a Magnovox 27" Television (Yes a freakin' TV!!!!!!)

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    lol, no problem
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    congrats :cheers:

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    The thermal epoxy is fine on the N. Bridge.
    Apply as thin of a coat as you can across the entire thing though. It makes for better heat transfer. And you don't need much to hold it in place, unless you like hitting it and stuff.

    Chez

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    Generally exhaust is out the back and top only.
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