Adding a fan to Coolermaster Centurion?

I was wondering if it is necessary or advisable to add an extra fan to my existing Coolermaster Case.

My hardware is the following;

Coolermaster Centurion CAC-T05 (1x 80mm fan & 1x120mm fan)
Asus P5N-D 750i
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 RAM (2x1GB)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2
1x or 2x Maxtor 80GB SATA
1x LG Optical DVD-DL Rewriter
Enermax Noisetaker ATX 12V Ver. 2 Model EG495AX-VE (W)(24P) Total 485Watt

There will be overclocking and it will be used for gaming.

My case has only 2 fans and I was wondering if I should install another 80mm fan on the side panel.
Would this affect the airflow that without the extra fan is from front to back if I install one more fan?
Should this extra fan be blowing air inside or sucking air outside the case?
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  1. The effect would be at most one degree C. As an intake.
  2. So I guess it would be a waste of money....
    Are there any aftermarket fans that would perform better and worth spending money on?
  3. An 80mm to 120mm fan adapter would allow a larger, more powerful 120mm fan blowing fresh intake air directly in to the center of your case as well as onto the CPU and NB cihp. Generally, 80mm fans move considerablly less air than a 120mm fan.
  4. Acturally, I just added a side fan to one one of my systems. Liike I said, it made a 1 C difference. I used a very good Zalman 92mm fan because I did not have a 120mm fan on hand. I used a 120mm to 90mm fan adapter.
  5. 80mm to 120mm fan adapter would allow a 120mm side fan in your case.
  6. Adding a front intake fan lowers the HDD temps significantly. Definitely recommend it.
  7. The Coolermaster Case that I am using has two fans. One is a 120mm and the other is a 80mm, both oif which are non regulated. I want to add another 120mm fan and replace the two other fans with regulated fans.
    As far as I can tell there are fan connections for the CPU, Power supply, Chassis Fan 1 and Chassis Fan 2 on my mobo. Now since there are only 2 chassis fan connectors (I assume these are for speed control?) on the mobo, should I only replace one of the stock Coolermaster fans (non regulated) and which one would that be? Should I leave the back fan (120mm, exhaust) non regulated or should I replace the front fan (80mm, intake)?
    My Enermax has a manual speed control knob. Could I disconnect the PSU speed control cable from the mobo and use it for a fan instead?
  8. Antec tri cool fans have a built in speed adjustment switch. H/M/L, 1200/1600/2000 RPM. Jusr plug it in to a 4 pin molex and adjust it to the speed you want.
  9. I have the Coolermaster Centurion with side window. I installed an 80mm fan behind the front panel to keep the HDs cool. This front intake fan also pulls cool air into the front of the case which is pulled through the center of the case to the rear exhaust fan. Works very well setup like this.
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