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Questions About Fan Setup for Fractal Case

#1IzicialPosted 8/28/2014 12:23:22 PM(edited)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352021

This is the case I have.

The power supply blows out the bottom and it as one fan on the top of the back blowing out. The CPU sits infront of that back fan.

I was wondering if I should but an intake fan on the front of the case, top, or bottom.

Any help is appreciated.


EDIT: This is the CPU cooler that I have:
http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Computer-Prevention-Heatsink-CNPS9500AT/dp/B000HKDA0U/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1409253763&sr=1-1&keywords=Zalman+Computer+Noise+Prevention+System+with+Silent+Fan+Pure+Copper+Heatsink+CPU+Cooler+CNPS9500AT
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#2WerdnAndreWPosted 8/28/2014 1:26:58 PM(edited)
The fractal comes with two 140mm fans, one in the front and another in the rear. I would buy at least two more 140mm fans, one for the top and one on the bottom for the gpu.
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#3Haley Joel OsmentPosted 8/28/2014 1:30:43 PM
Good luck fitting a 140mm fan in the bottom mount with the power supply in there. Fractal couldn't design their way out of a wet paper bag.

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#4WerdnAndreWPosted 8/28/2014 1:37:34 PM
If the psu is not too big a 140mm fan will fit
http://i.imgur.com/Edfax.jpg
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#5Izicial(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2014 2:45:54 PM
Mine doesn't have front fans. I never knew it was supposed to and if I knew neweggs version didn't have them I would have spent the $10 extra that amazon was offering for it at the time. I see the nice little nook were a fan should be though.

My PSU is a small one like in the picture so I could probably fit a fan on the bottom.

Anyone have any preferred brands?
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#6WerdnAndreWPosted 8/28/2014 3:10:55 PM
It should have came with a front fan. Contact newegg or fractal.
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#7Izicial(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2014 3:17:24 PM
WerdnAndreW posted...
It should have came with a front fan. Contact newegg or fractal.


I did around the time I bought it. I contacted newegg and fractal they both told me the same thing. As garbage as it is.
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#8WerdnAndreWPosted 8/28/2014 3:21:01 PM
Well that sucks, you definitely want one fan in the front. I like the rosewill hyperborea but can be a bit noisy at full speed so you want to hook them up to your mobo or fan controller.
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#9Unsugarized_FooPosted 8/28/2014 3:30:37 PM
I got the same case. Two intake fans and one exhaust.

I have one intake on the top front to push air over the GPU to the back of the case near the CPU.

The other on the bottom to blow at the gpu to push air up or out the gpu exhaust.

The out take is on the top back to keep the air flowing in the same direction.

It keeps it cool with a stock CPU cooler.
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#10Izicial(Topic Creator)Posted 8/28/2014 5:21:29 PM
Unsugarized_Foo posted...
I got the same case. Two intake fans and one exhaust.

I have one intake on the top front to push air over the GPU to the back of the case near the CPU.

The other on the bottom to blow at the gpu to push air up or out the gpu exhaust.

The out take is on the top back to keep the air flowing in the same direction.

It keeps it cool with a stock CPU cooler.


That sounds decent. I don't have a super over clock but without any intake fans my temps climb after long periods of high % use.

My CPU cooler has a fan on one side I assume I should just have it pointed towards the outtake fan.
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