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 Post subject: Can someone recommend me a better way to redirect my airflow
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:25 pm 
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Hello,

I have an Antec Fusion HTPC case w/ ATI 5450 passively cooled, PSU w/two 80mm fans, 80mm CPU HSF, two 120mm fans, two 80mm panaflo s1a fans on PCI bracket. Basically I purchased a Ceton Quadtuner and was worried about it overheating so I bought the PCI bracket. So far the best solution has been to put the two 120mm fans at medium speed but it makes the case really noisy. I have run the two panaflos at 5V for the past two weeks but it was basically the same temps as not having them at all. I just tried cranking them up to 7V, but am worried that will do nothing and that my airflow might be a problem. Are the fans cancelling each other out? Ideally I would like to cool my graphics card and quad tuner but considering the quad was $400 and the graphics card was $40, I'd rather the graphics card go out first. Should I have both fans blowing on the quad tuner or will that just blow hot air from the ati?


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone recommend me a better way to redirect my air
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:47 pm 
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What you have is good. Why change it. Any problems with temps?

One possible addition: cut a hole in the top and duct the cool external air right to the fan above the CPU heat sink.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone recommend me a better way to redirect my air
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:40 pm 
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it ! ;)

If it were my setup, I would get rid of the PCI fans and I would have the 120mm fans as exhausts... but that's just me :)

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone recommend me a better way to redirect my air
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:03 pm 
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The 120mm fans should be blowing OUT. That's the way they should have been shipped in the case. Flipping them hurts HD and VGA/PCI add-on card temps. You should be fine with the 120s on low blowing out, w/o the extra Panaflos. Surely you can monitor the temps on the $400 card?

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