What is Case fan?


Definition – What does Case fan mean?

Case fans (also known as a system fan) is a fan that located inside the computer attached to the front or back of its case. It can help bring cool air into and blow hot out of the case. The case fan is available to use in wide variety of sizes, but 80mm, 92mm and 120mm are most common.

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Inside the computer, there is also multiple types of fan are available such as CPU fan, chipset fan, graphics card fan and hard drive cooling fan etc. Each fan had its own size and used to cool the specific device.  Most of the tower cases have one or more than one outlets and mounting points in the left side panel where one or more case fans may be installed in order to blow cool air directly onto the motherboard machinery and expansions cards that are ones of the largest heat sources.

Standard axial case fans are 80, 92, 120, 140, 200 and 230mm. As case fans are often a readily visible form of cooling on a computer, the most interesting thing about case fan is that decorative fans are widely available and may be lit with LEDs, made of UV-reactive plastic, and covered with decorative grilles.

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