How to achieve optimal airflow in a case?!

I have a few questions about air cooling, please have a read.

1. To achieve optimal air-flow/cooling in your PC case, you would want the maximum amount of air flow (in the intake and out the exhaust) as possible?
2. If question 1 is correct, then would it be best to cover all holes in PC case (empty pci-e bays..ect) to create 'suction' to pull as much air threw the case as possible?

Thanks!
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  1. Why cool pc case ? cool processor gpu and smps its enough that are done by using fans. thats enough.air come from anywhere so all fans clean the dust and give force air to decrease heat.
  2. If u want to freeze type cooling the processor gpu smps ? simple remove cabinet doors both doors.
  3. hytecgowthaman said:
    Why cool pc case ? cool processor gpu and smps its enough that are done by using fans. thats enough.air come from anywhere so all fans clean the dust and give force air to decrease heat.

    Yes, i know that but what i mean is, if i have more air flow (more then normal) would that bring my cpu/gpu or ambient temps down?
    And to achieve this extra air flow would closing of any holes in my cause that would cause more turbulence in the air help?
  4. you pc will stay cool if you have front fan as intake for air and back and top fan for exaust ,goolge the picture .
  5. hytecgowthaman said:
    If u want to freeze type cooling the processor gpu smps ? simple remove cabinet doors both doors.

    This is true, but iv herd having really effective case airflow over your component coolers is more effective then having the side panels off.
  6. scout_03 said:
    you pc will stay cool if you have front fan as intake for air and back and top fan for exaust ,goolge the picture .

    Again, i have all ready exhaust and intake fans setup, my question is to achieve optimal airflow for optimal cooling.
  7. what is the name and model of your case and how many fans you got in ,where the are set to as intake and exaust ?
  8. Cooler master - Storm Enforcer :

    2 x 120mm exhaust fans (top)
    1 x 120mm exhaust fan (back)
    1 x 200mm intake fan (front)
  9. the only other one you could had is a 120 on the side panel http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3038 i use the scout and have les fan then you got and my temp are very low,use this to see your temp http://www.hwinfo.com/ you could post them back if you want .
  10. yeh my temps are around 60-65c with my i5-3570K 3.4 @ 4.2Ghz (-0.065 offset)
  11. so you overclock your cpu do you still use the intel cooler or a after market one?
  12. I have a Noctua NH-D14 :)
  13. check this on intel and i would lower it to 3.8 to be safe http://ark.intel.com/products/65520
  14. scout_03 said:
    check this on intel and i would lower it to 3.8 to be safe http://ark.intel.com/products/65520

    oh and btw that was 60c load temps, around 30c idle
  15. try to keep it at 60 c max the t case is 67.4 that why i suggest you to lower your overclock.
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