Fan Configuration Tips - Help.


  1. Posts : 387
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Fan Configuration Tips - Help.


    I just can't decide if I've set my fans up for proper flow. I can already admit the case pressure isn't going to be even.

    2 - 120mm 1500rpm Fans intake front side
    2 - 120mm 3000rpm Fans intake bottom
    1 - 140mm 1500rpm Fan mid section between the GTX1080 and HDD's
    1 - 120mm 1500rpm Fan exhaust on the back
    1 - 120mm 1500rpm Fan exhaust on the side behind the CPU
    3 - 120mm 7500rpm Fans exhaust top side blowing up and through the Corsair H150i Pro

    The radiator fans are set to 3000rpm all the time.

    Any opinions, suggestions, or tips would be appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #2

    How would you know if you had "proper flow"?

    Or is that term merely a synonym for "lowest possible temperatures with these 10 particular fans"?

    With that many fans, you have umpteen leventy-leven variables. I don't now how you could possibly come to any conclusions without many hours of experimentation and note-taking. That's purely a trade-off based on whether or not you want to spend the necessary hours.

    What, if anything, has led you to conclude that 10 fans is "better" than 4, 7, or 17?
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  3. Posts : 387
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I get that you only NEED a certain amount of fans but figured why not place one in every slot the case offers. I was just curious as to whether or not I had them all flowing in the right directions.
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  4. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #4

    gettheclicker said:
    I get that you only NEED a certain amount of fans but figured why not place one in every slot the case offers. I was just curious as to whether or not I had them all flowing in the right directions.

    My reason for not using a ton of fans is noise. I want a system as quiet as possible while also keeping heat at bay. And because I don't overclock, I'm able to use the least amount of fans as possible.

    With that, there are only 3 "PC case fans" in my main system - two front 200mm fans, one rear 140mm fan. However, since my Corsair H115i AIO cooler, uses two 140mm fans to cool the radiator, the radiator is placed at the top of the case so these fans can exhaust air out the top while also cooling the radiator.

    Outside the GPU fans (3) and the PS fan, those are the only fans I have in my system. This affords me an extremely quiet system, while also keeping heat at bay. And the only time the system gets loud is when I'm gaming (due to the GPU fans). That works for me and especially since I don't overclock.

    As for setup direction, there are many thoughts and opinions on this but here's one but one video...



    Hope this helps.
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