My current build is:
Case: Lian-Li PC-Q21B
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570
CPU cooler: Thermalright AXP-100 Muscle
PSU: Corsair SX-450
GPU: Asus GTX 950 Mini MINI-GTX950-2G without external power connector
I replaced stock CPU cooler but still under heavy load the CPU temperature is too high even when CPU cooler's fan spins at max speed.
I already found few temporary solutions to decrease CPU temperature (and make my build colder and quieter) by improving air circulation:
1. Connect PSU fan to 5 V to force it to blows out hot air all the time
2. Better, remove both side panels
3. Better, remove side panel and add fan which blows hot air away
4. Best, remove side panel and add fan which blows cold air in
So I decided to modify my case in a similiar way as adisega did. But I want to mount fan on the front blowing air in, like in Lian-Li PC-TU100. I don't need front USB and front mounting plate. Also power switch can be moved somewhere else.
I need some advices because I don't want to destroy my case by making a hole in the wrong place.
I have unused Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 140 mm. It is quiet and very efficient even on low speed. Can I use it or rather other 120 mm slim fan?Edited by SebastianFM - 7/31/16 at 3:02pm