Originally Posted by lightsout
Man my NB was idling at 40c, got a new case (storm scout) and now its at 45!!!! I must have messed up the contact a little bit when moving the motherboard around. Even got an antec spot cool and put it right on the NB. I guess I have to do the fix.
An idle temp of 45c still isn't bad from what I've seen, at least not enough to pull the heatsink and do the fix. Mine idles at 42c in the same case.
What fans are you running in that scout, and in what configuration? I have two R4s on front as intake, two R4s on side as intake, one R4 on top as exhaust, two R4s on rear as exhaust-push/pull for my H50 radiator. I also cut out the metal mesh on the top, rear and lower/front to increase airflow. If you're wanting some tips or ideas for that case, check out the Storm Scout Club thread in the cases section...TONS of info and pics in there.