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Alrighty, so I have a GAMMA Classic Series Case. I just got it...so it has a fully functional fan. My PSU is a NeoECO 400 Watt PSU, and there is a fan on it that suck in air, and drafts it out the back. I have a meshed area on the bottom for this specifically (I assume) but...it's definitely likely limiting 15% or so of the fan airflow. I have the stock 120MM fan on the back above the PCI Slots blowing air out. And then the stock AMD AM3 CPU cooler and Stock PowerColor HD5770 Fan. I just got my additional fan in the mail, a Silent 120MM Coolermaster Fan. My mounting options are basically on the side, or on the top of the case. I would like to know which would be a smarter route, and would like to know if I should look into adding air in, or taking it out? The case is quite roomy, and I did some amature cable management (at least they are all out of the way!) and the system appears to be running at a decent temp (48Celsius when gaming) However, at this time the PSU fan acts as if it were struggling (it likely is being a low wattage...however it's Antec...so very good quality and the fan is a 120MM).
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Do you have a front option?
If yes, put it there.

If no, you can choose either to put in on the side, drawing air in to the case, or if you put it on top, make sure you position it so that it sucks air out of the case.
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There is not Front area to mount a fan, so I went ahead and put it on top, blowing air out. However, I have discovered that the fan is only 750 RPM lol. Oh well.
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NZXT Gamma, if that's what you're talking about, has a place in the front for the fan. Join the club, it's in my sig.
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According to NZXT, your case has a spot for a fan up front.

Your have an NZXT Classic Series case. Join our club.

Cut out the grill under your psu. Also cut out the rear grill. Use the fan elsewhere. Your fans should all be intake fans, including the side panel fan (you can put a 140mm fan there, as long as it has 120mm holes like the Kaze Maru and the Slip Stream 140).

This is what I have with my Beta Evo, which is very similar to your case:



When other people have gone from top exhaust to top intake they have seen a 5c temp drop.
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