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post #11 of 15
exhaust> than intake! you have to heat the heat away from your heatsinks. Some times side fans can actually cause more issues than they can help because the air that was going from the front to the back now has air to deal with coming in from the side and messes it up.

I would say back, top, and sides as exhaust and front and bottom as intake. If you like cutting then make some legs for the bottom so your case doesn't site on the ground and put one fan on the bottom as an intake.
post #12 of 15
I suggest sides+ fronts as intake
back and top a exhaust

its prooven to work that way hundreds of times, in my case it had the better results too.
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OP you NEED an exhaust fan. Your temperatures will not drop if the heat is still inside. If you have many intake fans, get a fast or bigger exhaust.

Or use the top and the back slots for exhaust.

Whichever you choose, always be sure to have exhaust fans. They drive the hot air from the inside of the case to outside of the case.
     
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you should also get a better CPU cooler as well as put fans everywhere you can
   
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
you should also get a better CPU cooler as well as put fans everywhere you can
You can look into cleaning and reapplying your TIM. It may be a bad applications.
You may want to look into a stronger heat sync if after adding exhaust fans and reapplying the TIM doesn't drop your temp.
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