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spare fan what should i do with it?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by barnsta, 28 Jan 2006.

  1. barnsta

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 192

    hey guys,

    I have a watercooled system, coolriver deluxe but with different pump and not using the stock fan.
    I have 2 akasa amber fans either side of the 120mm radiator blowing the air out of the case. I have an 80mm fan at the front sucking air in. I have a spare akasa amber 120mm. I have tried attaching it to the radiator but didnt really make any differnce. At the moment it is just in the middle of case not really doing anything.

    Where should i position it to get maximum effect? Should i have it close up to the cpu, blowing on that waterblock?
    It just seems a shame to waste the fan, if i can shave of 1c i will be happy!!
    cable ties here i come!

    also when we measure the temp and we say idle, does that mean basically nothing going at all, just your computer ticking over? And when you say load is that just normal apps or gaming?

    Thanks you lot!!
     
  2. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,619

    Location: Sussex

    Try removing the 80mm at the front and putting it in it's place.

    Idle just means that you only have windows running.
     
  3. barnsta

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 192

    ok thanks, um the only problem is i can only fit a 80mm in the front of the case, it's a chembro gaming bomb.
    thanks anyways
     
  4. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,619

    Location: Sussex

    Cable ties might work.
     
  5. barnsta

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 192

    ok will try, is pretty weird inside the gaming bomb though as it has a hardrive rack thing at the front of case so pretty restricting.

    inside of case

    Imagine life without cable ties!!

    cheers
     
    Last edited: 28 Jan 2006