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July 13, 2011 3:28:27 PM

Hi,
This is my first post so apologies as i am still slightly noobish.
I built my first pc a few months ago and just through in a 80mm fan. Now looking at the internal temps i would like to drop them down as soon i will be purchasing a GPU and using this rig as my main gaming system. So far i have moved the 80mm fan to the front of the case as an intake. I have just ordered another of the same fans to place at the back as an extractor fan along with the PSU fan.
If i was to mount another 2 80mm fans (as they are not overly powerful) on the side would they be ok as intakes so i could drop the temp as low as possible?

I can supply pics if needed.

My system spec is:
Asus M4A78LT-M
2 x 2gb DDR3 1333mhz
AMD Athlon II x4 645 3.1ghz
Seagate 500gb 7200rpm 32mb HDD
DVD+/- RW
1 x Akasa 80 mm Blue LED Intake Fan

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July 13, 2011 7:58:31 PM

I prefer adding a top mounted fan to help the power supply pull hot air out of the case.
July 13, 2011 9:29:06 PM

So if i just use the front fan as an intake and the rear part as an exhaust do you think that will do?
Its just as my case is classed as a mini/midi atx the fan areas are only designed for 92mm MAX.
Here are the spaces i have to work with:
(As you can tell cheap case just to get me up and running)






Should i fill the side vent rather than making it look pretty?

Thanks for your help
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July 13, 2011 9:49:30 PM

I Agree PhilFrisbie by mounting a FAN on top of the case so it wouldn't get hot... That PSU is ganna be putting a lot of heat into the case instead of pushing them out... When you buy the FAN, put it under the VideoCard Slots and ZipTie it so thhe air can come from the front than to the back as an Go and Out... If you do do that, im sure your PSU is ganna make your CPU/PSU Overheat since it has those holes but you can block it with tapes so the PSU dont blow air into the case as you can tell it is a lot by seeing those bust on those line holes... BTW, is the PSU fan an 120MM or 80MM?
July 13, 2011 10:05:28 PM

How do you mean under the video card? As in the base of the case or on the side panel grill? So also put one in the slot under the psu to extract yes?

Thank you I really appreciate this!
July 13, 2011 11:11:07 PM

I'm not sure what size the fan in the psu is but I can mount an 80mm underneath! Its not dust in the psu I think cos its a cheaper make the vent holes havent been cut properly, I will get a better case at a later date but got a lil kid on the way so unfortunately funds will now be tight lol
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