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August 10, 2010 3:01:02 AM

Hello, I am not sure if this is posted in the right section but I have a question regarding case airflow and cpu cooling.

I am currently using a stock intel cpu cooler (i7 860 2.8ghz), in the winter it was perfect but now in the summer my temps are at least 10 degrees higher.
My case is a cooler master scout, stock cooling. In the back 120mm + 140mm exhaust and 120mm in the front for intake.

The cpu and gpu temps are around 52 degrees on idle, and they climb to around 65-69 under load. I have been told that those temperatures are not too bad but I want to lower them. I can put up to 2 fans (120mm) on the side window. If I do would that make a significant difference?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hopefully I will be getting a better cooler soon but until than I need to keep my system cool.

Also, if I get the fans, should they be installed as intake or exhaust? Thanks for the help.

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August 10, 2010 3:12:12 AM

take the sidecover off the case, if that improves your cpu temps then another intake fan will probably help. if it doesn't then the only thing that will help is a new better cpu cooler.
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August 10, 2010 3:16:00 AM

Taking off the side panel does help, the problem is that my cat keep trying to attack the led lights on my motherboard and I have to keep the panel on to stop him from getting in my case.
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August 10, 2010 3:24:05 AM

You won't accomplish much adding side fans.
What you need to do is buy a HSF unit to lower your temps.
A CM Hyper 212+ will work well and is much quieter then the stock unit.
Have a look at this review.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-heatsink,2...
Btw i have an i7 860(stock) in a mid tower(Antec 902) and use a Thermalright MUX-120 cpu cooler.
My idle temps are in the low to mid 30's in the summer.
Low to mid 50's under load.
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August 10, 2010 4:15:22 AM

alex14469 said:
Taking off the side panel does help, the problem is that my cat keep trying to attack the led lights on my motherboard and I have to keep the panel on to stop him from getting in my case.



LOL crazy cats
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