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Old 01-14-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Thin case fans

I have a CM932 with a ax1200i psu, the added length of this psu covers part of the bottom case fan mounting area, I have about 16-17mm clearance between the psu and case floor. I looks like a fan like the Slip Stream 120 mm Slim case fan would fit under the psu, of course about a third of the fan would be under the psu and air flow would be blocked. How are these on moving air, I've never used one before.

I was unaware they even had a 12mm thick 120/140 fan available until I saw a post by musicfan about them. The alternative is to use a 25mm thick fan and move the mounting back to clear the psu. Mounted in this fashion only about 2/3 of the fan would be over the vent holes, either way the fans air flow is blocked. I have considered adding air vent holes to the cases bottom panel but a little more involved than I care to do right now.

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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is the fan really needed in that spot?
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:57 AM   #3
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Not needed at all, but the bottom fan in the haf series contribute to keeping case air temps lower, up to 4c lower with my 922. Certainly aid in eliminating any air dead spots.

I prefer to use as many low rpm fans as possible to keep noise as low as possible. Current cave configuration has my 2 main boxes within 24 inches of my ears. Fans that are loud or produce a irritating sound get trashed around here.

I found a 15mm thick CM fan that should get the job done.
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