Quick question on fans

chrishj

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Hi, I have a pretty standard case with room for a fan in the back and one on the side...which way do I point the airflow?

Lately it's started overheating. When I play world of warcraft it gets really really laggy unless I remove the side panel. I assume it must be my fans are facing the wrong way?

I also have extra fans...does it help to double them up?

Thanks for the help.

Chris
 

Gh0stDrag0n

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The fan in the back should be pulling air out of the case, the fan on the side should be blowing air into the case.
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