Originally Posted by lightsout
Just got this case all set up. My mobo has the NB overheat issue. Right now it is idle at 46. But in my old case it was at 40c. I'm bummed right now. Not sure if I should point my heatsink upwards towards the top fan. Right now its going out the rear. I also put a 120mm fan in the hdd bay.
I tried a fan on the door as an intake but it didn't seem to do anything. Any recommendations on getting good airflow in this case??
Two things that can be done. The 140 fan at the bottom is the right size but it is too damned slow and you need to put a stronger fan. Also cut out the metal grill in front of the case with some side cutters to add air flow.
Also the blow hole at the top should always be used in any Case over the back exhaust fan. Heat naturally rises.
Now one more thing. A lot of guys add a 120 mm fan under the DVD Drive to add more ventilation to the north bridge and the CPU. The video card can break the flow of air in the case so, Lots of guys were doing that when the case first came out and now you new guys are rediscovering what we did earlier. Its Normal.
Ohh taking the fan from the bottom is a bear. Take out the fan to the back of the case. it will not squeeze thru the front drive bay.
Edited by Enigma8750 - 8/16/10 at 8:29pm