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Placement of fan to hopefully bring down my temp

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My computer has been running hot for about a month now. With the help of this forum, I brought it down 20 degrees by re-doing my thermal paste, but I'm still after a few more degrees if possible.

Where could I put a small 80mm fan in my box? To the left (not pictured) is a case fan. To the right the only thing over there is the cd/dvd.

Here is a pic.

Thanks for any advice you may offer.

Chad
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First things first, manage that tangle of wires!!!! that will free up airflow ALOT. it can be a challenge but is well worth it. you may not need another fan if you imporve the flow of the case.
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I know dubble post... but anyway you should give us a pic like this:
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That way we can see more of the case, kinda hard to tell where to put any more fans if needed
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the tangled psu cables indeed sticks out and must be bundled together. get some zip ties, and feel free to use em. also, is that an oem case? looks like it doesn't have much airflow in it. you can put your specs here http://www.overclock.net/specs.php
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