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    Default Side fan?

    I have the option to add a side fan to add a side fan to my case, should it be intake or exhaust?

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    Default Re: Side fan?

    Intake to blow cool air on your gpus, although it also depends on your other case fan configs.
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    Default Re: Side fan?

    Front and side fans as intake and rear and top fans as exhaust is usually the recommended configuration. A bottom fan, if you have one, should also be intake.
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    Default Re: Side fan?

    kk, where would a bottom fan intake from? I know there's a little gap there but it's really small

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    Default Re: Side fan?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    kk, where would a bottom fan intake from? I know there's a little gap there but it's really small
    Depends on your case and how much clearance is under it. I have about 1/4 inch under mine and my PSU draws air through a filter on the bottom. That little gap you are referring to should be enough, but make sure you have a fan filter installed with the bottom mounted fan. Also, you can change out case feet to get better clearance if need be.
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    Default Re: Side fan?

    Well my case doesn't have fans on the bottom anyway

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    Default Re: Side fan?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Well my case doesn't have fans on the bottom anyway
    You can always add one if you like. Pretty simple mod if you have a a whole saw blade and a drill.
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    Default Re: Side fan?

    I'll wait till I get my use out of the stock case, after all I did just get it for christmas

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    Default Re: Side fan?

    This is your case, right?



    It's nice. Has good mod potential. Is there room for a 240 rad up top with some mods?

    I would definitely install a 120 MM fan in the side panel since there is a spot for one provided. It will really help cool your 6950. This one would work well: http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=ODE0JjE1
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    Default Re: Side fan?

    Some cases have the option to put an intake fan on the bottom to draw air inside. This is something not found on many less expensive boxes, but the idea is a good one when you can do it.
    My CM Storm Sniper has a spot for a 120MM or a 140MM fan on the bottom, right in front of the PSU. Note the extra room on the underside of the case and the wrap around grill to allow more air to get into it.


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    Default Re: Side fan?

    Well currently I can't put a 120mm on the side, the 240mm rad wouldn't fit because 1. the top fans are 140mm and 2. it would probably be blocked by the back 120mm fan. I personally like Antec better than CoolerMaster not saying CoolerMaster is bad just I think Antec is more innovative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Well currently I can't put a 120mm on the side, the 240mm rad wouldn't fit because 1. the top fans are 140mm and 2. it would probably be blocked by the back 120mm fan. I personally like Antec better than CoolerMaster not saying CoolerMaster is bad just I think Antec is more innovative.
    The top 140mm fan mounts are also drilled for 120mm fans. Both will fit and work. There are a whole lot of diferent styles to choose from with CoolerMaster, as there are with other companies. CoolerMaster probably has the widest range of styles to choose from. They do provide for any need you may have in a case.

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    Well people keep telling me that I can mount 2 120mm fans but I cant find any hole for that. I know CoolerMaster is larger than Antec but I think Antecs products are more inovative in the way they solve different problems to suit different needs, such as their CP form factor PSUs the larger size of these PSUs allows a 120mm fan to be mounted to push air through the PSI instead of at the PCB which makes it more efficiently cooled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Front and side fans as intake and rear and top fans as exhaust is usually the recommended configuration. A bottom fan, if you have one, should also be intake.
    Bottom exhaust if blowing thru Rads.

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    A bottom exhaust rad would be terrible, if I couldn't put it on the top of back I wouldn't put one at all

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