Just wondering if it is worth putting in the additional side fans in the coolmaster scout case??
here is my set up -
asus M4A79T-Deluxe -Mobo
AM3 x4 955 - CPU
Kinsington 1333 4gb ddr3 -Memory
Samsung Spinpoint SATA 1TB - Hard Drive
Asus 5570 - GPU
Asus DVD-RW - Optical
Coolmaster extreme 650W - PU
Coolmaster Hyper 212 Plus - Cooling
The case has a 140mm fan at the front, a 140mm on top and a 120mm fan at the rear
I did a test a couple of weeks ago in response to another thread asking the exact same question. However, I had to use my Coolermaster HAF 932 case with and without a fan on the side panel. Adding a case fan to the side panel resulted in a temperature drop of 2C.
For the typical user/gamer a drop of 2C is not very significant. It may make a difference for a hardcore gamer into very serious overclocking going on a suicide mission to save the galaxy from alien invaders.