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Need help - installing a case fan

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Voy06, 29 Jan 2006.

  1. Voy06


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 740

    Location: Liverpool

    Just bought an Akasa 80mm case fan with 3 pin connector to attach to the rear of the PC case. Which way does the side with the sticky label face. Does it face towards the front of the computer or the back of the computer?

    Thanks in advance everyone.
  2. _PD_


    Joined: 30 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,904

    Location: 16,000ft

    Sticky label will probably face the back. Just plug it in and hold it in your hand. You want the air going backwards, out of the back of your case, so feel the airflow and note which way its going. Then switch off, unplug, and connect it all up to the case.
  3. Big.Wayne


    Joined: 11 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,662

    Location: London

    On most fans if you look closely you should see a small embossed arrow facing the direction of the fans airflow.
  4. w3bbo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,663

    Location: Up North

    Easiest way I find is to place the side with the 'struts' (for want of a better word) facing in the direction I want the exhaust to flow. The sticker method is also usually correct.