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

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=N82E16811119204&cm_re=elite_310-_-11-119-204-_-Product

This is my motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397&cm_re=gigabyte_motherboard-_-13-128-397-_-Product


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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  1. Best answer
    You would be better off buying some new northbridge and southbridge heatsink coolers for your motherboard...
  2. 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 >.<
  3. Best answer selected by d3vo.
  4. Since you have a Coolermaster case, the company already has an easy solution for you. It even comes with a dust filter:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817993002&cm_re=cooler_master-_-17-993-002-_-Product

    I use them all the time to improve airflow to the cpu.
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