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Questions About Fan Setup for Fractal Case

#11phantasyPosted 8/28/2014 4:34:02 PM
i have that case and my fans are setup with;
-2 intake
-one on bottom
-one on top

I have a h80 cpu cooler so I have to use one of the top as exhaust. I might just put 2 up there. All my fans are 140 and I have a cxm750 psu. So if you don't have a long psu that bottom slot fan will fit fine.
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#12Unsugarized_FooPosted 8/28/2014 8:57:42 PM
Izicial posted...
My CPU cooler has a fan on one side I assume I should just have it pointed towards the outtake fan.


Thats what I would do. The front case fan should throw cooler air into it to boot, too.
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#13Izicial(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2014 10:40:53 AM(edited)
So Fractal emailed me and they are sending me the missing fan. I'm not sure why they finally gave in and gave me the fan I've had the case for almost a year. Must have been the nasty email.

So now I have one intake on the front and an exhaust on the back.

I only have room on the Mobo for two more fans so I'm thinking an intake on the bottom and an exhaust for the top. Would it matter if the top fan was closer to the front or right over the CPU area?

EDIT: Also does it matter what brand of 140mm fan I get?
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#14WerdnAndreWPosted 8/31/2014 10:45:33 AM
Yes brands matter. Sleeve bearing fans work best when mounted vertically, they wear out quicker when horizontal. Some fans have high static pressure for restrictive areas like a heatsink or grill. Others can push lots of air but noisy when at full speed. What is your budget? I assume you don't want something that sounds like hair dryer.
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#15Izicial(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2014 10:49:11 AM
WerdnAndreW posted...
Yes brands matter. Sleeve bearing fans work best when mounted vertically, they wear out quicker when horizontal. Some fans have high static pressure for restrictive areas like a heatsink or grill. Others can push lots of air but noisy when at full speed. What is your budget? I assume you don't want something that sounds like hair dryer.


Well my computer is fairly quiet as is and 140mm fans seem to be quiet as is. Both fans will be vertical so I don't have to worry about bearing type.

I would say around $20 before shipping for each fan at the most.
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#16Izicial(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2014 4:38:08 PM
Bump!!!!

Just looking for a good fan brand as I haven't really ever had to buy any (Always salvaged from previous computers).

Also if there's specific types of fans that are better for a certain outtake I can move a fan or two around.
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#17WerdnAndreWPosted 8/31/2014 5:06:02 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709023
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835705068
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#18The_Count_FooPosted 8/31/2014 6:58:08 PM
I have the same case. You can put 120mm fans in any fan spot. I have two 120mm fans on the top pushing air out, and I just moved the stock fan up front with the other one to pull air in. Then I have an H80 on the rear fan spot. I also took the hard drive cage out of the front since I didn't need it.
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