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My suggestions:-
1) When you game, put a hand over those 2 side panel openings and feel whether it is intaking or exhausting. I think this is a simple but important step because it pays to respect the design air flow pattern. Any deviation from it needs extra care.

Would you take a couple pics showing the interior of the case so that its internal airflow can be identified?

2) What type of GTX460 do you have? The thermal management of reference cooling (external exhaust) cards and internal exhausting cards should be carefully differentiated.

3) You can use rubber fan mount to install fans onto the side panel (see pic below for example)
Link:http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g7/c111/s484/list/p1/Sound_Dampening-Computer_Fan_Silencers-Rubber_Screws-Page1.html
This kind has the added advantage of reducing vibration.
Edited by windfire - 4/19/11 at 6:56pm
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My suggestions:-
1) When you game, put a hand over those 2 side panel openings and feel whether it is intaking or exhausting. I think this is a simple but important step because it pays to respect the design air flow pattern. Any deviation from it needs extra care.

Would you take a couple pics showing the interior of the case so that its internal airflow can be identified?

2) What type of GTX460 do you have? The thermal management of reference cooling (external exhaust) cards and internal exhausting cards should be carefully differentiated.

3) You can use rubber fan mount to install fans onto the side panel (see pic below for example)
Link:http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g7/c...ews-Page1.html
This kind has the added advantage of reducing vibration.
If I can't feel anything or feel a slight intake does that mean that it's safe to mount an intake fan there?

I've got pictures:
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With it being a reference style cooler I would stick with intake as exhaust would just suck the air away from going through the cooler. Those rubber mounts are a really good idea though. Is there an intake fan up front? It doesn't look like it from the pics. If not then a side fan should really help temps.
    
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With it being a reference style cooler I would stick with intake as exhaust would just suck the air away from going through the cooler. Those rubber mounts are a really good idea though. Is there an intake fan up front? It doesn't look like it from the pics. If not then a side fan should really help temps.
I could try the rubber mounts, if not, it'll be the carpet tape.

I'll get this :
(22.7 CFM, 80mm)

and these


Also I dont think there is, although there might be to cool down the hard disks
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I could try the rubber mounts, if not, it'll be the carpet tape.

I'll get this :
Sharkoon Case Fan: Sharkoon: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories (22.7 CFM, 80mm)

and these

Fractal Design EFS Anti-vibration Fan Mounts: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Also I dont think there is, although there might be to cool down the hard disks
From the pics, your GTX460 should have the traditional cooling design (front centrifugal fan intake + rear exhaust external).

Coupled with the fact that you feel a small intake at the bottom opening, I think it is safe to install a fan there as intake.

The Sharkoon Silent Eagle 2000 80mm fan is OK and it comes with rubber mounts already in the package. No need to buy the Fractal Design mounts.
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From the pics, your GTX460 should have the traditional cooling design (front centrifugal fan intake + rear exhaust external).

Coupled with the fact that you feel a small intake at the bottom opening, I think it is safe to install a fan there as intake.

The Sharkoon Silent Eagle 2000 80mm fan is OK and it comes with rubber mounts already in the package. No need to buy the Fractal Design mounts.
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holy jesus that one hot 460!!! My GTX460 SSC dosnt even get past 45c in B:BC2 and I run @ 1080p all setting on high, AA/AF at 2x.

If your card came with anykind of moniter software, such as EVGA presision. I would highly suggest making custom fan profile. I bumped my cards idle fan speed to 46%(Took days of testing to come up with that lol)
and then just bumped up the rest of the profile so it would hit 100% @65c

Results have been stunning!! The reason I offer this advice is I added a side pannel fan to help drop temps, did zip for me. card would scream at stupid high so, so I droped the side fan and started messing with a custom profile. Once it was dialed in I stuck the side pannel fan on and it made a big diff(somthing to the tune of 3c on idle and 5c off load temp+what the fan ajustment did). So if you havent made any changes to the stock fan profile I would!
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holy jesus that one hot 460!!! My GTX460 SSC dosnt even get past 45c in B:BC2 and I run @ 1080p all setting on high, AA/AF at 2x.

If your card came with anykind of moniter software, such as EVGA presision. I would highly suggest making custom fan profile. I bumped my cards idle fan speed to 46%(Took days of testing to come up with that lol)
and then just bumped up the rest of the profile so it would hit 100% @65c

Results have been stunning!! The reason I offer this advice is I added a side pannel fan to help drop temps, did zip for me. card would scream at stupid high so, so I droped the side fan and started messing with a custom profile. Once it was dialed in I stuck the side pannel fan on and it made a big diff(somthing to the tune of 3c on idle and 5c off load temp+what the fan ajustment did). So if you havent made any changes to the stock fan profile I would!
Well I've got EVGA Precision, would you show me a screenshot of your custom profile please :3. Also wouldn't keeping the GPU fan at 100% eventually wear the fan out?
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If you keep your GPU at 100% fan speed, yes the fan will burn out faster, however for testing sake, I would crank up the Fan just to see if it at 100% puts a dent in that massive pile o heat! i'm sure your CPU is getting heatsoaked lol!

As far as being worried about the fan burning out early, dont. electric motors are very strong little guys, the reason GPU's come with stepped fan setting's is mostly for noise. They are stuck with little fans and when you get to 80mm or small you get quiet and 0 air flow, or you get a screamin deamon that can make some decent CFM.
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Yeah that definently cant be right. I dont go past 60C playing final fantasy XIV on my gainward GS GLH. That is way too hot for a 460
Edited by Noctizzle - 4/20/11 at 5:48am
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