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Okay, I am using a h70 on a evga x58 SLi3 / LE board, so unlike the intel stock cooler I dont have any airflow around the motherboard nb and chipset region. Things get a tad bit hot around that region & So I was thinking of a way to get some air in there

I was thinking to get the antec spot cool but dont like it that much, i hear its noisy and its not that widely available and worth the $$ where I am living right now. Anybody got any ideas on how I can get a 120mm fan to blow some air towards my board chipset and nb without it looking too 'Ghetto" inside my MidTower ATX case?
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hmm i might be able to post a picture of what ive got on a couple of heatsinks on my board, its actually not attached, just wedged in there

EDIT: cant find the pic or my camera.
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zip ties and some wires? hang if off something, tie it down to something, pixs of case
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antec spot cool is terrible. no cfm at all. it moves no air. spare your components some heat and quit worrying so much about how it looks. my 2cents.
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Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
hmm i might be able to post a picture of what ive got on a couple of heatsinks on my board, its actually not attached, just wedged in there

EDIT: cant find the pic or my camera.

well, give me some general directions on how you did it? post some pics if you find your cam later tho

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zip ties and some wires? hang if off something, tie it down to something, pixs of case
Well I am using a regular mid atx tower case from silverstone. But How? How? How? how do I mount the fan in a way that blows on the nb and mb

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antec spot cool is terrible. no cfm at all. it moves no air. spare your components some heat and quit worrying so much about how it looks. my 2cents.
Good thing I didn't buy it yet + Reps.
Well i was thinking of doing something like the spot cool, I got a few 120mm Noctua Fans sitting right here. But How? How do I do it? Zip Ties? Suspend it with wires? Where? I am using a H70


Edited by TheBirdman74 - 10/28/11 at 7:21pm
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post some pics of your case, i dont know what it looks like and where you might be able to wedge a fan in
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post some pics of your case, i dont know what it looks like and where you might be able to wedge a fan in
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Get a hole saw and cut a hole for the 120mm or larger if you wish on the side cover and pull some fresh air in on these spots. My project I am doing now is to cut 2 120mm holes in the bottom of the case , 1 to draw fresh cool air to my video cards the other to draw air to the south bridge and memory. My side cover(Plexi) has a 80mm hole direct to north bridge and CPU. Next I am going to cut 2 120mm holes as stacks to help draw the heat out the top.

Heat rises cool air falls.

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What about the case side panel. Cut a 120mm hole in it and mount it there. You can position it anywhere you want it to blow in.

HEH great minds think alike.
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What about the case side panel. Cut a 120mm hole in it and mount it there. You can position it anywhere you want it to blow in.
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Get a hole saw and cut a hole for the 120mm or larger if you wish on the side cover and pull some fresh air in on these spots. My project I am doing now is to cut 2 120mm holes in the bottom of the case , 1 to draw fresh cool air to my video cards the other to draw air to the south bridge and memory. My side cover(Plexi) has a 80mm hole direct to north bridge and CPU. Next I am going to cut 2 120mm holes as stacks to help draw the heat out the top.

Heat rises cool air falls.

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thanks, but I already got 3 blow holes on the top and one 120mm on the side that blows onto my graphics cards. so wanting to put something inside.

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