Solved Need some cooling advice Tags: Power Supplies Overclocking Gaming Cases Fan Cooling Components Last response: September 27, 2011 3:57 AM in Components Share nuguai September 27, 2011 2:38:40 AM G'day to all. I'm looking for a new case to house a mid-spec gaming rig (2500k (maybe OC w/ 212+), 6950) and I have some questions for a case gurus out there. I really love the Bitfenix Shinobi - 3 inlet fan ports (front, bottom) and 3 rear (rear, top) http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... But I'm not sure if I could keep the temps under control, as it does not have a fan port on the side. If I only had two fans (rear and top) and NOT overclock, would this be ample cooling for gaming? If I had fans installed on all possible mounts, would I be able to keep a cool overclock? Please share any thoughts/better fan setups. More about : cooling advice | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution dirtyferret Power supply Master September 27, 2011 2:45:01 AM side fans (particularly 120mm and smaller) tend to increase temps since they go against the front to back air flow you try to create. the shinobi has great cooling potential, in fact 2-3 fans will easily cool your set up even with OC your CPU & GPU. | Report abuse nuguai September 27, 2011 3:57:35 AM Best answer selected by nuguai. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Need some cooling advice> Related ressources: ForumBest cooling solution, need advice ForumNeed advice on cooling ForumNeed advice on tranporting my computer with a liquid cooling system: ForumNew to water cooling . Need some advice . ForumNeed advice on cooling for twin GTX560 Ti Classified Ultra SLI Setup ForumNeed some water cooling OC i7 2600K advice ForumBitFenix Prodigy Build - Cooling advice ForumWater cooling parts advice for the wifes computer ForumNeed Cooling advice for a stable 4GHZ OC on a 1055T ForumNeed Advice on cooling solution ForumI need some advice on air cooling components for a new box. ForumNeed advice on Cooling for AMD gaming platform ForumNeed advice on optimizing air cooling (pics of case included) ForumNeed case advice for new build (air cooling ) ForumWater Cooling Project Advice ForumNeed Cooling Advice ForumNeed advice on cooling an i7 920 ForumPSU Help More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !