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Case Fan Placement

fhedman

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Dec 2, 2014
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Hey all,

I currently have an HTPC in a Silverstone ML03B case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163174

Due to the wife, I had to relocate from the top of our entertainment center to the top shelf. Since moving to the shelf the CPU fan runs alot harder. I purchased 4 80mm case fans and would like some help on the placement. This case only has spots for the fans on the righthand side(facing the front of the case). Should I place all fans blowing into the case or 2 blowing in and 2 blowing out? I cannot fit these on the other side unless I drill some holes which I wouldnt really mind and nothing can fit in the back.The CPU is right next to where the fans will go with a stock heatsink and fan.

Any insight would be appreciated thanks.
 

Ketchup

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Try two fans blowing air out of the case. All four 80mm fans might be loud.
I agree. The CPU and GPU (if applicable) is going to pull air from any openings in the case, so the goal of your fans on a case like that would be to get the hot air out.
 

fhedman

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Dec 2, 2014
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Hey thank you so much for the reply. Sounds good to me thats what I'll do, I appreciate the help.
 

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