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XLove & MutilationX

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#1 15 years ago

I am in need of a tutorial for good internal air circulation and keeping my computer's internal hardware nice and cool. I have an internal temperature at an average of between 36-40 degrees - 2 fans blowing generating fresh air in the front towards the video card, and additionally towards the processor/heatsink and 1 fan at the back blowing the warm air externally. is this internal temperature alright or could i do more to bring down the temperature any cooler ? i was thinking of buying a fan controller which is controllable from a front panel installed into the front of the pc case...Coolermaster has some excellent solutions but i'm wondering if anyone knows any better if i were to go ahead to buy one of these fan controllers. any help or if anyone knows of a tutorial or a place where i can do some research would be grately appreciated. thanks in advance...




M!tch Advanced Member

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#2 15 years ago

i dont know of any tutorials but i like to keep a simple setup as i believe that too many fans mess up the airflow, all i have are 3 fans + the psu fan, they are all 120mm so they turn at slow speed and run quieter that way. the case is an Antec Superlanboy but basically any case works the same. the front fan draws air in,the back pulls it out and the cpu fan does what its supposed to, with the motherboard software running the fans the front fan hardly runs at all system temp is about 25 C and cpu temp about 40 - 45 C, the fans just speed up if the temps rise while playng games but its still a quiet system. i dont like using side fans as i think they just disturb the airflow across the board and my graphics card has its own fan and that seems ok

heres a link to a site i found a while back but i havent read all of it

http://www.coolcomputercases.com/how-to-fan.htm


Thinking about it.



XLove & MutilationX

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#3 15 years ago

thanks for your input and the link that you've offered! I checked out the link briefly and definately looks like a good start. :bows:




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#4 15 years ago

In addition, try using rounded IDE cables; they help airflow a lot. Those ribbon cables you get as standard are like big wind breaks... As well not being huge wide things, they're also easier to work with, so you can keep them out of the way completely.




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#5 15 years ago

i read the brief tutorial to which that link directed me to. i found it to be pretty helpful, though i was hoping to find some information about internal case temperatures and a good temperature i could keep my pc case down at. i am sure i could do a bit better then the 36-40 degrees my case averages about internally.