Originally Posted by lightsout
I just got my slim 120mm in the mail. I dropped it in there real quick and it didn't really do anything. Of course I have not cut any hole. But I didn't boot up before I put it in and the ambient has went up from this morning. Its sitting at 41c right now. I'm going to see what it hits under load. For you 40 on full load is darn good. I think with a hole cut or not mine is not going to be that good.
I think I would need to reseat the NB heatsink to get that good of results.
Edit, 5 linx runs NB topped out at 45c. I can live with that. CPU topped out at 47, I can definitely live with that.
Question: did you have your side panel on at the time you had your fan in there?
If so take that panel off for a little while and see how it gets. Then if it gets lower you can add 2-3- degrees to that with the hole cut.
I ordered a nice black 120mm round grill today and painted the screws, when its all done I will post some pics with a good camera of before and after.
EDit: you should really play with placement also, I used velcro to mount it at first so I could the difference of different placementEdited by navit - 8/20/10 at 4:32pm