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Has anyone tried that or has this been discussed before??? I would think it would help cool things down. You would need to modify the side plate cover but that's doable.
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My case has a cpu fan on the motherboard tray as well as my asus 60mm and heatsink inside

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-047-_-Product


and the cooling is very wonderful. Also added another powerful fan to it on the bottom.
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Gigabyte's p35 DQ6 had a heatsink on the back of the CPU that covered a good portion of the board and I think the IFX 14 has a second heatsink that cools from beneath the CPU, it couldn't hurt
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Also, I would like to add a 120mm or 140mm fan to the bottom of my case blowing up. My case is all steel. What would be the best method to cut out the steel???
Edit: The top RED arrow on my case is currently blowing up


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http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...-cut-outs.html You could try this but with just a single 120mm hole, a 120mm hole-saw should work. It depends on the effect you're looking for and what tools you have to hand. I'd use a dremel but that's just because it's what I happen to have and I couldn't get a 120mm drill bit

edit: If you intend to switch one of the fans on the top to suck air in, don't. It'll pull some of the other fans exhaust downwards and it'll keep some hot air at the top of your case from escaping.
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Originally Posted by Hondais1 View Post
Has anyone tried that or has this been discussed before??? I would think it would help cool things down. You would need to modify the side plate cover but that's doable.
If I understand you correctly, here are 2 recent threads about this subject:

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...processor.html

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...sus-stack.html
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Ths morning I added a 80*25mm fan(coolermaster fan) I had lying around behind the CPU on my CM 690IIAD. Becouse it wasnt a "slim-line" fan (80*15mm) I had to bolt it to the outside of the side pannel its flow's somthing like 35-40 ish cfm and is really quiet at full speed. lowerd temps 1-2c so far on my sig rig going to get a instane 80*22/35mm fan to replace it later my 2 cents.
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