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    hi all, i'm not sure if this should go in cooling or case mods but yeah i've put it here, feel free to move it.

    ok, lately i've been wondering if it is worth my time/effort to put in a side intake or blowhole or whatver u want to call it into my case. currently i only have 1 80mm intake active because when i bought my last batch of fans i forgot to see how many fan headers i had and i didnt have enough : omg: i have space for one 80mm exhaust and one 60mm exhaust and will have them wired up soon, anyway... onto the questions

    1. What is the best size for a side intake fan? 80mm,92mm or 120mm?
    2. how much of a temprature decrease would i see if placed over the AGP slot? or over the CPU?
    3.What is the best way to make them? Holesaw, Dremel etc etc
    4. does any one have any GOOD guides, i have seen several guides but very basic and un-detalied.

    for reference my current temps are: Case 35-39 CPU idle: 38-45, Load: 43-50

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    My temps are 25/41 (load) with stock heatsink from amd... my case is noisy tho! My intake fan is a steel automotive fan (80x80x40) and exaust is 3x40mm fan and my 2 power supplies. Your case temps are high!

    1-Bigger is better, larger ones are less noisy and pump more air than smaller ones, so i recommand 120mm fans

    2-I think you can see a 5 degree increase over the ambien temps if you have good airflow, dunno exactly about side fans but in some cases they disturb case flow.

    3-A hole saw will give you very nice results with effort, but its pricey. The dremel tool is the most used around here for case mods and cost less!

    4-Maybe those could help !Tweak 3D airflow Guide Case flow guide from australia

    Anything else?;)

    Hope i could help!!! :thumb:
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Evolved One
    hi all, i'm not sure if this should go in cooling or case mods but yeah i've put it here, feel free to move it.

    ok, lately i've been wondering if it is worth my time/effort to put in a side intake or blowhole or whatver u want to call it into my case. currently i only have 1 80mm intake active because when i bought my last batch of fans i forgot to see how many fan headers i had and i didnt have enough : omg: i have space for one 80mm exhaust and one 60mm exhaust and will have them wired up soon, anyway... onto the questions

    1. What is the best size for a side intake fan? 80mm,92mm or 120mm?
    2. how much of a temprature decrease would i see if placed over the AGP slot? or over the CPU?
    3.What is the best way to make them? Holesaw, Dremel etc etc
    4. does any one have any GOOD guides, i have seen several guides but very basic and un-detalied.

    for reference my current temps are: Case 35-39 CPU idle: 38-45, Load: 43-50

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    Ok it really depend on the design of ya case (ya got a link or pic of it?). Another consideration is to the amount of air (cfm = cubic feet per minute) bein' sucked in apposed to the amount of air bein' blown out.

    1/ Depends upon above answers.
    2/ That would also depend on fan layout and airflow (over AGP/PCI slots is the best) but they do clear an airflow "dead zone".
    3/ I'm particial to bi-metal holesaws and power drills myself.
    4/ None that I know of off hand but I'm sure that ya could "google" a few up. ;)

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    Thnx for the replies syx and Wiggo. I don't have any pics of my case but i'll describe it as best as i can.
    Its a generic steel tower about with dimensions of around 40*55*20 (Length*Height*Width) it also has a sliding door.
    The 80mm Intake i've got in at the moment pushes 34cfm. The other two exhaust fans that i don't have in my case yet are a 80mm 39cfm fan and a 60mm 24 cfm fan. and also my PSU exhaust fan.
    Room temp is about 28-33 here with very high humidity %80+
    another question for ya's... is it possible to get a 120mm holesaw? because i think the biggest size i saw when i last looked was about 85mm.:confused:
    on another note out of the following HSF, what would you choose?(all aussie dollars)
    Volcano 7+ for $39.60
    Spark 7 for $28.60
    Spark 7+ for 34.10

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Evolved One
    on another note out of the following HSF, what would you choose?(all aussie dollars)
    Volcano 7+ for .60
    Spark 7 for .60
    Spark 7+ for 34.10
    None. How much is $25 US in AUS? An Aeroflow is cheap and will beat all of those for only $25 US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    None. How much is US in AUS? An Aeroflow is cheap and will beat all of those for only US.
    FYI (and as I've stated b4 a few times now) the Aeroflow is dearer here (approx. $10aus more) than the V7+. :rolleyes2

    The Evolved One I've seen holesaws up to 150mm but I do own a 118mm one (ya holesaw should be a couple of mm's smaller than the hole ya want as the hole always ends up bigger than the saw). Any of those 7+ models will do fine and as for ya airflow, ya need a few more cfm goin' into ya case than comin' out.

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    Dude don't roll your eyes at me. I asked a simple question, how much is the conversion to AUS dollars. Even though it is only an emoticon, it isn't really called for and its pretty immature.

    My :2cents:

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    Well if ya paid some attention now and again dude I wouldn't have to roll my eyes now would I as I'm just repeatin' myself again at ya and atm 70 cents US = $1aus but products bought in other countries don't neccessarily have the same price parity here. :p

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    The conversion rate at the moment is about 69c US to $1 AUS.

    The Aero in Australia is worth about $50AUS, so as Wiggo said it's not simply a direct price conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    The conversion rate at the moment is about 69c US to
    Originally posted by Beefy
    The conversion rate at the moment is about 69c US to $1 AUS.

    The Aero in Australia is worth about $50AUS, so as Wiggo said it's not simply a direct price conversion.
    AUS.

    The Aero in Australia is worth about AUS, so as Wiggo said it's not simply a direct price conversion.
    As I keep tellin' ya Beff, "Some are thicker than others and some others just don't listen at all.". :smokin:

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