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Would this make my system cooler...? (Temp wise)

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February 2, 2010 8:24:45 PM

My motherboard is abnormally hot.... hotter than my cpu. Its temps go from 37C at idle to 50C while playing games (for hours).


This is what I am thinking... I take out the bottom 3 External 5.25" Drive Bay slots so I have enough room to fit an extra 120mm fan where those slots used to be. I then would rig something up with pantyhose to use as a fan filter and also to cover the rest of the gap that the fan doesn't take up.

this is my case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is my motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


My question is this: Is it worth the effort to rig this up? Or will I not see a significant drop in temp.

Btw, I have 3 120mm fans in my case, a side intake, a front intake, and a rear exhaust.

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February 2, 2010 8:42:45 PM

You would be better off buying some new northbridge and southbridge heatsink coolers for your motherboard...
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February 2, 2010 9:28:31 PM

videl said:
You would be better off buying some new northbridge and southbridge heatsink coolers for your motherboard...



True.... why didn't I think of that >.<
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February 2, 2010 9:28:38 PM

Best answer selected by d3vo.
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