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4answers
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Does running a computer with the case open mess with the airflow/cooling? [closed]

My friends say that it should actually improve the cooling since there is more air available to it, especially the CPU fan. I have to admit that it at least looks like it would stay cooler. I ...
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0answers
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Where to find 200mm case fans with 4-pins M/B connectors? And does it make any sense to use them?

I'm using this case for my high-end computer. It can accommodate two 200mm larger fans at the front (in) and top (out) and two 120mm smaller fans at the bottom (in) and rear (out). Unlike the one ...
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1answer
88 views

Case front fan blocks HDD bays

I'm building a new computer with a friend at the moment, but we've installed the front fan and discovered that it blocks access to all of the 3.5" bays. Any devices we put there stick way out for the ...
3
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1answer
424 views

My Geforce 580 gtx creates an airflow dilema. Will reversing the direction of the front case fan solve it?

Apologies if this is the wrong place for hardware questions. I did look through the list of stack sites and this site seemed to be the best (Computer enthusiasts). Key: Yellow arrow: fan airflow ...
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0answers
55 views

How to wire chassis fans to controller

This is my first build and i'm using a case with 7 built-in fans. I want to wire them to a controller, but they all have LED's.There is also a button on the case that shuts off the LED's as well as ...
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2answers
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Should I connect my case fan to a pwr_fan or chassis_fan header?

My ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 motherboard has the following fans: 2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin) 2 x Power Fan connector(s) (3-pin) The fan cable connector has three pins (and it ...
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4answers
675 views

Which size fan should I put at the front of my case? 92mm or 120mm [closed]

I've made a new system, it has a 92mm exhaust fan at the upper rear. I have two fans here, one is 92mm, the other is 120mm. This will go on the lower front and will be the air intake. Which would be ...
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2answers
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Evidently, my case fans have not been spinning for several months, so now what?

What sort of wear and tear might have I incurred from having my always-on desktop PC run without its two case fans for the last 2-3 months? Is there anything I should do to diagnose if there's a ...
0
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1answer
422 views

“No Input Signal” displayed on Monitor after opening PC case?

I noticed that one of the fans in my computer was not spinning so I opened it up to have a look at it. I left it open so I could take the fan to a shop for a new one. I started my computer, and it ...
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2answers
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Installing an additional fan in an HP Slimline s3120n

I've read many terrible things about this particular computer model's overheat issues. In addition, all of the dozen or so reviews I've read mention that the motherboard fries with 6-12 months of use. ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How loud is dB concerning case fans, and whats a good air flow rate?

It's all very well that the shopping results on newegg tell me how loud the fan is in dB and how airflow it does in cfm. But what does that really mean, I (like everyone else I guess) need a quiet yet ...
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3answers
5k views

should case fans blow air into or out of the case

Well there's not really much more to ask than the title, so which way should fans blow?
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1answer
2k views

Fans not turning off when custom built computer sleeps

I just finished building my custom PC, and I have two 80mm fans that have molex connectors, but not the three pin cables that connect to the motherboard (mine is a MSI H55M-E33). So, I just connect ...
0
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1answer
816 views

slow down case fan on MSI P43-C51 motherboard?

Bought a case fan that specifically says, "sensors to allow speed control", rated at 3000RPM. Installed Speedfan, messed around with settings, no dice. Same goes for the MSI OverClock Center ...
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1answer
542 views

Did my case fan damage my harddrives?

I just had the weirdest problem: I installed two new fans (Zalman ZM-F3's) in my Antec Sonata II case, one as a replacement (at the back) and a new one for additional airflow (at the front). The weird ...
4
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4answers
7k views

Can't control case fan speeds

I a new case fan that is plugged directly in to the Mobo in "System Fan 2". I want to be able to control the RPMs of the fan. I have enabled system fan control in the bios. I am using SpeedFan. I am ...
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7answers
16k views

Optimal Fan Placement and Direction for Air-Cooling a Computer

My current computer has always run unusually hot no matter what steps I have taken such as: lots of fans—including four 120mms; thermal grease—both generic and Arctic Silver V; placement of the ...
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6answers
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Normal Case Temperature

My case tends to heat to 59.6 C in the summer. Is this too hot? What's an optimal temperature for inside a typical case?