I have an Antec Sonata 3 case housing EVGA Geforce 460 GTX gpu and Intel i7 870 cpu and this is my first build. I've gotten my CPU temp to 35/50 C idle/load and my GPU 55/60-70 idle/load. It was worse before, my cpu was around 99 C at full load, but i added a top fan myself by blowing holes on top (because the case doesn't support top fans). I also have a Corsair H50 cpu cooler.
I'm not sure if 50 C at full load is fine enough for intel i7 870 and 65-70 C for Geforce 460 GTX, so i'm thinking of blowing more holes lol.
This is a pic of the Antec Sonata 3 case.
The red circle is the slot where i added my custom top fan, and where i blew the holes.
The green circle is the front fan slot built in the case.
Now, i have a front fan installed as an intake. I am thinking of moving that fan way to the front (blue circle) and blowing holes on the front pc case. I have opened the front cover of the case and a 120mm fan can fit inside there.
I guess my question is, if i do move that fan way to the front (blue circle) and function as an exhaust, will it work? I mean, it's way in the front. If i remove the drive bays, i guess it can suck the air out?
Also, i cannot use my rear fan as an exhaust because Corsair recommends it as intake for the H50 cooler. So my only exhaust right now is the top fan, and this is why im thinking of adding a front exhaust.
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