Originally Posted by arrow0309
Originally Posted by solsamurai
I would try an intake in the top front slot as well. It will help increase the positive pressure airflow and with your PCI slot covers gone should help more air push out the back. Side intake works better for cards that exhaust into the case. My card dumps all its warm air into my case as well. My temps noticeably decreased after removing the slot covers and installing a side intake. ...oh yeah, and removing your rear mesh with a Nibbler would greatly increase the amount of air that can exit your case. You may not even need the rear fan like several others in this thread.
If we could just find this Nibbler
here in Europe. Someone's got to have it, I only couldn't find it in Italy (yet). And it's the last thing I have to mod to my present case.
@aridu59. Thanks for the rep, how about giving the nibler a try, searching yourself too, maybe in France you'll manage to find it.
Klein's product page is here:
They have pages to find distributors, including international ones (unfortunately the Italy button is linked to the France page). Amazon has it too (search page). If worst comes to worst you can have it and a spare blade shipped from the US (I got mine here). Is there an Amazon Italia?
Originally Posted by Paradigm84
I personally have the HAF-X and it is a very good case for cooling, also suprisingly quiet compared to my old Antec 900. I also hear the Antec Lanboy series are excellent if you have all the fans blowing air into the case, and because of the mesh design a rear fan blowing air out of the case isn't necessary.
Once upon a time my old Dell died, and Dell told me it would take four weeks to get a new one. I decided I could build one quicker. After two nights research after work I had discovered review sites (but not forums; not yet), decided on a cpu (i7 860) a motherboard (GA-P55M-UD2), and a HD, all of which were great choices. I didn't have time to spin up to speed on cases and PSU's so I decided on an NSK 4480 II. Since I had also discovered Newegg, I bought it all there. My first rig.
I learned that Antec will build cases they should have stopped building years ago. I learned that Newegg will sell them. I learned that Antec's rep cannot be relied on: without a set of reviews I will buy none of their products. Actually, that's true for most companies: reputations mean little.
You can see my various responses to that lesson in my sig.