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The_Shadow_630

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I was just wondering, if you had to choose between having more air intake or more air output, which would you choose? What I mean is, if you had to have more of one than the other, which would you choose, intake or output?

Edited by The_Shadow_630, 12 April 2006 - 12:39 PM.

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More output, a slightly lower pressure is better for cooling, however a slight overpressure is better for keeping it clean a system with a slight underpressure will suck in dust and general dirt like you wont beleive. 1:1 is always best though. Its a complex issue though.
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Ok, the reason I asked was because currently have 3 fans in my case, not counting the CPU fan of course. one 80 and two 120s. Two of them are hooked up and work fine (80 output and back 120 input) The front 120 next to the HDs is not hooked up right now because it has a 3 pin connector and my MB only has one other than the one for the CPU Fan. I am working on getting a 3 pin Y splitter cable to hook in both of them, I was just wondering if I should set it up as input or output.
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You might be better with a 3pin to molex converter and hooking it up that way so you dont draw to much power from the mobo fan slot. What i would have it as is my front 120 as intake and the rear as outake, then have my 80mm as intake if its on the side or outake if its on the back.
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If I did the 3 pin to molex, I would also have to get a molex splitter because all of my 4 pin molex jacks are presently being used. I just figured that the 3 pin Y splitter would be easier in the long run. The 80mm is on the side, so I will probably set it up that way you suggested. Do you know any good sites where I can get the 3-pin Y cable without having to pay a whole lot? I know that the site I saw it on was only about $4, but S&H was like $8. Know anywhere that would run a little cheaper than that or should I just go with that?

Edited by The_Shadow_630, 13 April 2006 - 01:21 PM.

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Not in the US im afraid.
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you should try to even the input and output so that the breeze comes in and goes out the other end
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