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Hey everyone,

I need some assistance with my case airflow. I'm sure that most of it is correct, however, I am getting 38-39C system temps with the case door closed. This has a bad effect on my Tuniq 120 which seesm to suffer with temps as a result.

As a good guide, my CPU's idle temps are roughly 8C lower with the case open!

Obviously I do not wish to have my case open at all, so I need to figure out whats going on with my case temps.

Here is a picture and diagram of what's happening:



Feel free to offer any advice needed.

Here are a few main points:

1. Case Open - 34C temps
2. Case Closed - 38/39C temps
3. Fans on 50% or 100% flow do not make a huge difference.

Thanks
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post #2 of 5
That 120mm fan that is pushing air towards the tuniq seems to be sucking on nothing. There isn't a vent anywhere near it.

Do you have any front fans (like in front of the drives)
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I would suggest you get fans on your side to help remove the hot air from your graphics card


A pic of my pc a bit old tho
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post #4 of 5
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Hmm you are right about the 120mm on the right not getting any fresh air. I reckon the hot air from the HDDs is rising up and being sucked in by the 120mm.

Need to find out a way to get some fan(s) in the front of case. Not sure if there is anywhere to do this though...

Could put another 120mm on the bottom of the case below the current 120mm on the right.
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post #5 of 5
Do you have enough space in the 5 14 inch drive bay area to mount a 120mm fan? If so, doing that would bring about a 5C drop on it's own. You can also add a fan to the front of the Tuniq, as well as two smaller (~60mm) fans in the PCI bracket area to help exhaust the hot air.

Mine:



Shaky hans FTW!
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