Originally Posted by Edgey
How is this case rated stock? I see alot of people say the fans are crap, yet I see others say that it's dropped their cpu temps by 10 degrees.
Goign from my mATX case I should see a fair improvement, shouldn't I?
The temps were pretty good with the stock fans for me. I upgraded the fans in steps:
I put an antec tricool on the top and one on the bottom and that dropped my temp a few degrees. (cpu temp dropped 2 or 3 and the video card dropped about the same)
I change my config to 2 antecs on bottom, a TT thunderblade on top, and 2 on my cooler and that dropped my another 4 or 5 degrees. (cpu temp dropped 4 or 5 and the video card dropped 2 or 3)
And the biggest difference was changing my side 23cm fan. I replaced it with 4 Scythe S-Flexes. They dropped my cpu another 2 or 3 degrees and it dropped my gtx 260 20 or 30.
The airflow is great in this case even with the shoddy 23cm fans. If you spend the extra money to replace the fans, you can drop your temps a fantastic amount.