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fan layout

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by daven1986, 8 May 2006.

  1. daven1986


    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 3,310

    i posted this in case central but it also belongs (maybe more so) here.


    i have the above case and am just moving to watercooling. my cpu and gpu (not graphics memory) will be watercooled and i will have an externally mounted radiator.

    I am going for a quiet system and will put 2x akasa amber 120mm on the radiator, i have a 120mm intake (coolermaster 4 in 1 device) at the front in 3x 5 1/2 inch bays - with my HDDs in. my pump is going in the bottom at the front.

    I have 4x akasa amber 80mms left and would like to know what fan layout is the best, and how many fans i should have? I was thinking 1 intake on the side window and 1 exhaust. I have the zalman memory sinks on my graphics memory and as such these will need some airflow over them, also i think my ram would benefit from some air!

    so how should i mount them?


  2. A.N.Other


    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 8,064

    Location: MK45

    It depends really. :rolleyes:

    As adding and removing fans is easy, I'd set up the watercooling system first and check out your temps - fans can then be added and removed as appropriate (this would keep the noise down too).

    Personally, I would try for one 120 intake and the equivalent of 120 exhaust (e.g. 2 x 80s in your case). You can V mod these or stick them on a fan controller to keep the noise down.

    // EDIT // your link doesn't work :)
    Last edited: 8 May 2006
  3. daven1986


    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 3,310