How much CFM do you need at the front fan?

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How much CFM do you need at the front fan?

0 to 25 CFM
9
75%
26 to 50 CFM
3
25%
51 to 75 CFM
0
No votes
76 to 100 CFM
0
No votes
101 to 125 CFM
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No votes
 
Total votes: 12

Happy Hopping
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How much CFM do you need at the front fan?

Post by Happy Hopping » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:47 pm

If my rear fan that comes with the system by the manufacturer (HP) is a:

NMB-MAT PWM fan
129.957 CFM ,
3600 rpm,
12V,
50 dB fan.

I also have 4 hard drives (2 x Ultra SCSI, 2 SATA) at the front but NOT directly at the front cooling fan spot, but just above the 12 cm fan spot. See photo where the green cables are at the front

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The sys. only get up to 129.957CFM when I play computer games. All other time for business use, it's quite quiet and obviously isn't drawing too much CFM

How much CFM do I need at the front bottom fan?

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Post by nick705 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:36 am

The question of how much CFM you "need," whether at the front or the rear, is a bit meaningless without knowing your component temperatures.

The fans are there to keep your temps within acceptable limits, not to generate airflow for its own sake.

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Post by dhanson865 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:40 am

I use just enough fan in the front to keep my hard drives below 35c at idle and below 40c at load.

It doesn't take much.

Check out speedfan from http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php or HDTune 2.55 (the free version) from http://www.hdtune.com/hdtune_255.exe for a way to monitor your hard drive temps.

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:47 pm

Hiya,

129.957 CFM?! :shock: That's enough to float a small hover craft! THREE decimal places -- I smell marketing bullpuckey.

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Post by Cistron » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:58 pm

NeilBlanchard wrote:Hiya,

129.957 CFM?! :shock: That's enough to float a small hover craft! THREE decimal places -- I smell marketing bullpuckey.
European notation - he's building a windtunnel! :wink:

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Post by Happy Hopping » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:31 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:Hiya,

129.957 CFM?! :shock: That's enough to float a small hover craft! THREE decimal places -- I smell marketing bullpuckey.
I am the one who actually do the calculation. They list the CFM is cubic m as 3.68, so we I divide by the Cube of 0.3048, the no. is 129.957 CFM

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Post by Happy Hopping » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:33 am

nick705 wrote:The question of how much CFM you "need," whether at the front or the rear, is a bit meaningless without knowing your component temperatures.

The fans are there to keep your temps within acceptable limits, not to generate airflow for its own sake.
I called HP, neither the bios nor any HP software do temperature monitoring.

I would like a software to do CPU or whatever other temperature it can monitor prior to a PC Game

then take the same reading again just after the game.

Obviously the GPU is monitor by the Nvidia software

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Post by tuz » Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:36 am

Hello,

give HWMonitor a shot, it seems to be compatible with most hardware out nowadays and reports temps for CPU, GPU and mobo sensors along with your hard drive (if it has support for S.M.A.R.T.) - a great all round app. Oh and it'll report voltages and fan speeds if you're interested in those.

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