Heatsink Reviews and Analysis
> GO < Search
TOP 5 BEST Heat Sinks     SEARCH     News     Reviews    
Follow Frostytech on FacebookFrostytech News RSS FeedFollow frostytech on Twitter
° Latest Heatsink Reference Chart Containing Review
° Reviews and Articles
° Breaking News
° Mfg's Index
° Top 5 Heatsinks
° Top 5 Liquid Cooling
° Top 5 Low Profile   Heatsinks

Top 5 Heatsink Charts

What's New in Heatsinks?
°  Noctua NH-U14Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler Review S CPU Cooler Review

°  PC Specialist Liquid Series LS-E01 Gaming PC Review

°  RaiJintek Triton 360 Cooler Review

°  Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler Review

°  CRYORIG C7 CPU Cooler Review

°  Gelid Rev. 4 Tranquillo Heatsink Released!

   - or - Best 5 Heatsinks?
Making Case Modifications
Making Case Modifications
Overall Rating:   0%
Abstract: Expensive fans and heatsinks will only take you so far, eventually you have to get that hot air out the computer case.... we give you the skinny on how to do it!

 Company link     Category     Published     Author   $$ Price It! ££ Cases   Jan 08, 2000   Max Page  

Fans and case modifications

These days every computer has at least two fans, with many overclocked systems having plenty more than that. The question then arises, where do you put all those fans? Do you aim 64 high powered fans in the shape of a dome around that speedy little CPU like so much TNT around a plutonium pit, or do you stack them one atop another in hopes of creating some 12V powered subsonic wind tower? Well the answer my friends is blowing in the wind, so to speak.

The point of all these fans is not to create a tornado of wind within your computer but to bring cool air into the case, speed it over the heat sink and then exhaust it from the case.

Inlet fans, where do you put them? This question depends on how committed you are to keeping things cool. For those that treat their cases like an expensive car, put the inlet fan in the front of the case. Most MFG. provide what looks like a speaker mount (and it may be, but why use that cheap little speaker) there. Modifications will depend on the size of fan you are using but will probably be nothing more than drilling a hole or two in the frame behind the face plate, which will remain hidden behind the plastic face plate.


With the inlet done, lets take a look at an outlet. This should be in the back of the computer and if possible behind the CPU. Chances are there will not be a place for those unwilling to cut their cases up to place a fan. If such is the case, remove the plate where all the jacks from your motherboard poke through (cases now-a-days generally come with two or three of these plates as jack configuration depends on your motherboard layout). This hole leaves enough of a space that air attempting to exit your case will naturally flow through. Air, like humans, is lazy and will take the path of least resistance generally. We'll deal with CPU's in just a second.

° Next Page 

Article Contents:
 Page 1:  — Making Case Modifications
 Page 2:  Cutting Your Case

° Got Feedback?
° Mk.II Test Platform
° Where To Buy?
° Manufacturer Index
° Industry Dir.
° Cooling Projects

Gelid Antarctica Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-D9L 3U Low Noise Heatsink Review

BeQuiet Shadow Rock LP Heatsink Review

IBM Watson Analytics for Heatsink Test Data

BeQuiet Dark Rock TF Heatsink Review

Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 Heatsink Review
...More Articles >>


Websites you may also like:

Google Search Frostytech

Time stamped: 1:52AM, 05.28.2016
Since June 1999

Find a Heatsink / RSS Feeds
Latest Heatsink Reviews
Top 5 Heatsinks Tested
News RSS Feed
Reviews RSS Feed

Social Media
Facebook Fan Page
Pinterest Info
Contact Us / Heatsink Submissions
Submit News

Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency
© Copyright 1999-2016 All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use
Images © and may not be reproduced without express written permission.