I was using the case mount at the front of the P182. So the distance was pretty big... many inches or a foot.
But i ducted the VGA area (to seperate it from the CPU area) so i thought there would be enough air flow which there wasn't.
I am currently trying bringing the fan closer as well as using a higher pressure fan (Flow 2 vs Slipstream M)
Not sure what the problem is here, considering that I was able to cool two passive 5770's with temps at or below 90c in Furmark. Hmm, have you testing without
the front swing open doors as well as the dust filters? Tried this mod below?viewtopic.php?f=15&t=44067&start=30
fliemister: do you think you need to have that duct at the front for that fan? i dont really see what it would do, unless you are using it as an air straightener from the 1st fan (are both of those fans on?)
No, the duct isn't necessary. I've mainly got it there for aesthetics.
And yes, both fans are on. Could be just me, but I feel as if combining both fans results in more airflow there. There's quite a torrent of air considering the slow RPMs (~550RPM) and noise level (extremely quiet). Feels like more airflow than a single fan (in either position).
How did you attach your fan to your hard-drive cage?
I just used some plastic coated wire. I got this case 2nd hand a few years ago, and it didn't come with the stock wire clips. If you're the original owner of your P182, then you may still have the wire clips around somewhere.