Originally Posted by SonnyVan
I have 2 out (80+120), glass panel and back near I/O.
2 front (80) and a Artic Chill 7
When you say "glass panel" do you mean a window that has an 80mm venting? Conventional use states that this fan ought to be an intake.
I think that with some rearanging you can get better airflow through your case. A simple test to see if this will work is to take the side panel off and have a fan (on low) blowing accross your HS. If your temps drop more than a couple degrees (C), then there is some room for improvement with the case closed.
Try to strike a balance between intake and exhuast. Evidently (I have no emperical proof) a slight "positive" pressure is more desirable (more intake CFM than exhaust CFM). This can also be controlled with fan, yup....you guessed it... controllers.
Experiment, then post back. Saving money is great, so if you can get an imrovement with what you have then keep that cash