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Replacing fans in my case (and the Mugen's)

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Hey guys,
I have an i7 920 and I really want to hit that 4ghz. However, my cpu is currently running pretty hot so I decided to replace some fans.
I have the standard fans that came with my CM 690 and the slipstream one that came with my Mugen.

I understand that it'd be best to use Scythe GT1850 on the Mugen. Would having one of those on the Mugen be far inferior to having two? would it be better to put one GT1850 on the Mugen and put another fan somewhere else in the case?
Could better case fans be of more help then having 2 fans on the mugen?

Actually, my main question is:
I can buy maybe 4-5 fans. GTs, SlipStreams.. I need to know where It'd be best to put them in my CM690

Plus, I was thinkin I should reapply the thermal paste and It seems pretty simple but would that require me to reinstall the Mugen from scratch? I have no idea how to do that, or maybe a full new installation isn't necessary?
Edited by skinnyq - 8/10/11 at 6:46am
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The most important thing is to have a fan at the front.top and exhaust outlet. The fan in the front is supposed to suck cold air from the outside while the others vent hot air out of the case. My best bet would be to get a turbine fan for the front with at least a 1200rpm max
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front - intake
rear - exhaust
top - exhaust
The best air flow is from bottom-front to top-rear. Warm air usually rises so it will be taken out of the case by the exhaust-fans.
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