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im a bit alarmed with the vrm failure of am3 boards.
My cpu idled at 58c with stock cooler.
it now idles at 38c with deepcool cooler but still peaks at 66c on full load.

Where should I add fans to help cool the mosfet and cpu?
fan slots are all 80mm.

I can also drill holes if you guys think of a better spot.
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Put two intake fans on the side and the two exhaust on the back.

And 66c is still a bit high
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do you use CM690II ?
if you do, you can change the two top fans as intake....
at the very least, you can do this before you do some drills or even dremel your case
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If that's you case go for front/top as intake and back/side as exhaust. that should help the top fans will be blowing fresh air into the vrms and the cpu as well.
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Case is a no name brand I recycled from my sempron.
Come to think of it, my old case has housed 3 generations of amd already

im gonna go put side intakes now and see if theres a change in temp.
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Add fans to the back, you want air to go in from the front and out the back/top.
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are you running stock cooler?
How much of an OC are you running?
Is your GPU OCed?
Do your temps drop if dramatically if you run with the case door off?

Are your problems hot air in the case not escaping? or CPU being worked a bit hard?

From your diagram it looks like you have 2 intake fans and no exhaust. I would definitely set up an intake and exhaust path to keep fresh air moving.
Intake front and low, exhaust back and top
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are you running stock cooler?
How much of an OC are you running?
Is your GPU OCed?
Do your temps drop if dramatically if you run with the case door off?

Are your problems hot air in the case not escaping? or CPU being worked a bit hard?

From your diagram it looks like you have 2 intake fans and no exhaust. I would definitely set up an intake and exhaust path to keep fresh air moving.
Intake front and low, exhaust back and top
im running deepcool beta 200st http://www.deepcool-us.com/Product/BETA200_ST/
cpu and gpu are both stock speed.

Temps didnt change at all when I removed the side panel. My room has an ambient temp of about 30-35c depending on time of the day.

I finished adding side intakes, its very noisy
Idle temp didnt change, its still 38c but full load temps dropped to 60c.
Ill get a couple of fans for rear exhaust tomorrow.
Guess ill have to cope with the noise
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Edit: might wanna add some exhaust fans first and see if that helps remember with air cooling try to look for positive pressure. In other words get as much fresh air as you can.
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What fans did you get? Some cheap-o ones?
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